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Text from previous Annual Report

 

In the United States, many of our educational and public outreach efforts are coordinated through the Vatican Observatory Foundation (VOF):

http://www.vofoundation.org/education

One program being developed by the VOF is to offer to educational institutions – even at the high school level – and the public, through amateur astronomy clubs, the ability to connect with Vatican Observatory scientists and their colleagues through the internet, allowing them to “eavesdrop” on their remote observational sessions while the scientists are using the VATT. The first tests of this procedure occurred in late 2013 and it is hoped that the program may be fully up and running in 2015.