04 Nov “Georgia Tech’s Aloha Telescope brings thrilling images to K-12 classrooms” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured Park Springs Member and retired engineer Tom Crowley in an interview regarding his work with Georgia Tech’s Aloha Telescope student outreach program.
Crowley grew a hobby he loves into something extraordinary, and is sharing his love of astronomy with students throughout Georgia. The former past president of the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers operates the robotic telescope on Maui through high-speed internet connections from his home in Park Springs Life Plan Community in Stone Mountain. Together with James Sowell — a Georgia Tech principal academic professional and astronomer in the School of Physics, and director of the university’s observatory — Crowley brings live video images of the moon into Georgia K-12 classrooms through interactive presentations.
“The kids get so excited and have all these questions,” Crowley said. “The beauty of astronomy is that so much has changed in the past few years. It’s absolutely incredible to see what these space telescopes are doing.”
To read the full article, you may visit the AJC website here.