Shooting for the moon

A two-semester senior design project has concluded with six mechanical engineering students seeing stars. Constructed with nearly 20 hand-machined parts, seniors Mike Ciuzio, Dylan Gouletas, Chris Hewitt, Zach Karamallakis, Michael Keyser and Maggie Murphy have built a Newtonian reflecting telescope. The device will allow star gazers to not only view astronomical objects, but also photograph them using automated, controlled tracking.

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