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Tactile Universe

Tactile Universe exists to make astronomy and current astrophysical research accessible to people with vision impairments. As a public engagement project, it creates 3D printed tactile images of galaxies for use at schools and public engagement events. Based in Portsmouth, England, the team is currently producing classroom resources for ages 7-14. Visitors can download lesson plans and galaxy models (digital files for 3D printers) from "The Models and Resources" page in the top menu bar. For more information on how the models are made and step-by-step instructions for creating models, readers can scroll that page to the Other Information section and click the link to "technical blog posts." Tactile Universe is a project of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth, with additional support from The Ogden Trust, RNIB Bookshare, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the South East Physics Network (SEPnet).
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Date of Scout Publication
August 13th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
July 23rd, 2021 at 11:53am
Date Of Record Release
July 26th, 2021 at 11:20am
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