Citadel Telescope

Ever since mankind first looked up into the sky, we have always wanted to find out more about the stars, and the universe. Mankind has designed a tool for closer examination of the heavens: the telescope. Over the centuries, scientists such as Galileo Galilei, and Sir Isaac Newton have improved upon the design. Telescopes are one of the most important tools for scientists and astronomers. Today, astronomers are limited only by the time able to observe, and the stamina to do so.

Follow astronomy professors Saul Adelman, of The Citadel, and Bob Dukes, of the College of Charleston, and the development of the Automatic Photo-Electric Telescope (A.P.T.) by Russ Janae and Lou Boyd. With this new telescope, and computer software, astronomers can not only gather exponentially more data, but can also make stargazing more compatible around the world! The APT was a cooperative culmination between engineers, and, both amateur and professional astronomers. After the development of the original APTs, there is a plan to mass produce the design, with the end goal of making a world-wide network of APTs and computers, for non-stop surveillance and analysis of the universe.  This new APT technology can also provide more educational, and career opportunities for students.

 

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Introduction | Citadel Telescope
Introduction | Citadel Telescope

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The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, proudly cherishes its military and Southern traditions. But, like other colleges, The Citadel also faces the challenge of recruiting both potential...
The APT | Citadel Telescope
The APT | Citadel Telescope

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The ideal location for astronomers are places with dry climates, high above sea level, and miles away from city lights. Bob Dukes and Saul Adelman travel to see this new telescope at the Whipple...
Developing The APT | Citadel Telescope
Developing The APT | Citadel Telescope

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Milestones in astronomy have been achieved with mankind and technology working together. Countries around the world have sent unmanned probes into space to gather data on planets, stars, and other...
APT Global Network | Citadel Telescope
APT Global Network | Citadel Telescope

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Astronomer Russ Janae hopes to create computer software, and telescope designs with hopes to not only make APT telescopes more affordable for any stargazer, but to also make it more compatible world...
Opportunities For Students | Citadel Telescope
Opportunities For Students | Citadel Telescope

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With APT technology becoming more readily available, people who may benefit the most from this global network of robotic telescopes are students. Students who are not only already studying science...