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About

The Website:

Teach Astronomy is an online learning portal designed to supplement classroom instruction in the field of Astronomy. By incorporating various multimedia, we hope to share comprehensive subject matter.

The Technology:

Utilizing Wikimap technology, we are able to graphically display search results to show the user relations between topics. The Wikimap is a Flash based tool that displays results from a search query. The central node of a Wikimap is the closest article to a search term. Articles that are most related to the search term are displayed spiraling outward from the central node. We are always working on new search algorithms to fine-tune search results.

The Team:

Dr. Chris Impey – Distinguished Professor of Astronomy at The University of Arizona
Anand Patikkal – Architect & Team Lead, Masters in Computer Science
Kevin Hardegree-Ullman – Content management, education development, undergraduate student in Astronomy
Carmen Lucinda Austin – Content management, education development, undergraduate student in Astronomy