The Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO) has developed two portable systems that demonstrate concepts in adaptive optics, vision science, and astronomy.  They are intended for students at many educational levels and come complete with instructional materials and suggestions for possible experiments.  Laboratory instructors, docents, and educators may borrow the instruments for one or two months and incorporate them into their own curricula.  Training may be available at CfAO in Santa Cruz. Please contact the CfAO Education and Outreach Director, Lisa Hunter, for more details.
 

 

 

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With the Astronomical Adaptive-Optics Demonstrator, you can get pictures as sharp as from a mountain top observatory.

Why go to the optometrist when you can measure your own prescription with the Vision-Science Adaptive-Optics Demonstrator?

The AO Demonstrator team:
Eric Steinbring, Sandra Faber, Robert Cook, Gary Creason, Brian Lemaux, Lisa Hunter (University of California, Santa Cruz), Jarrett Kodani (University of Hawaii, Hilo), Miguel Lizaola (Hartnell College), Austin Roorda (University of Houston), and Elinor Gates (Lick Observatory)

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