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Accessible Astronomy: Reach for the Stars

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Dr. Elena Sabbi's inspiration for accessible astronomy books occured after she hired a visually impaired intern. Dr. Sabbi works at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Her new book Reach for the Stars is a free e-book is designed to be accessible for people with visual and reading impairments. She describes the book as well as her fascinating work researching star formation in the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellenic Cloud.

After that, we talk with David Gaynes, the director and producer of the film, Saving Hubble. This remarkable film gives us insight into how the telescope has changed how we think about science and our place in the universe.

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