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Project CLEA -- CONTEMPORARY LABORATORY EXPERIENCES IN ASTRONOMY -- develops laboratory exercises that illustrate modern astronomical techniques using digital data and color images. They are suitable for high- school and college classes at all levels, but come with defaults set for use in introductory astronomy classes for non-science majors. Each CLEA laboratory exercise includes a dedicated computer program, a student manual, and a technical guide for the instructor. The technical guides describe file formats, user-settable options, and algorithms used in the programs. The most advanced CLEA labs run under the latest versions of Windows on PC's (see note below regarding Vista and Windows 7), or under Windows emulation on Macintosh computers.
NOTE: This website is designed primarily to distribute software to
teachers and system adminstrators. It is not set up
for on-line use of the exercises. If you are an individual
using CLEA software in a class, you may find that downloading files and
documentation is a bit involved and requires some sophistication in the use of
computers. Consult your instructor if you are having difficulty downloading or
installing, since he or she should be familiar with the particular
circumstances of using CLEA software at your particular institution. However, for
all users, general instructions on downloading and installing can be found on
this website and in the CLEA technical manuals. Thanks for your interest in
Project CLEA and we look forward to hearing from you with comments and
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VIREO---THE VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL OBSERVATORY--A New All-Purpose Observatory from Project CLEA, along with an extensive 80-page manual describing all you can do with the new software--You can not just perform existing CLEA exercises, but you can design your own exercises! (August, 2009)
The most recent CLEA exercises online! Click the links to go to the download page.:
Wedge Plot Wall Poster for the LSS Lab; an alternate to using the networked plotting software.
A NOTE ON DOWNLOADING UNDER WINDOWS XP PRO if you have updated to SERVICE PACK 2 (Sept, 2004)
Users using XP
Pro, SR2 (SR2 has been recommended by Microsoft as a Critical Update), may
have the default firewall turned on and that can block downloads.
One simple thing to check is to go to Start, Control Panel,
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