CLEA COMMENTS

From Non-US users

 
Stuart Constable, Heathfield, England

The CLEA projects are extremely useful in the classes I run at the former site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Herstmonceux, East Sussex. Thank you for preparing them!


Cameron Bell, Mooroolbark College, Mooroolbark , Victoria, Australia

This project is fantastic. It is helping me change the way teachers think about teaching astronomy. It is less a history lesson and now a more investigative approach and helps me communicate the concept of scientific modelling.


Jose H Pena, UNAM, Mexico, DF, Mexico

I teach at the University of Mexico a course in observational astronomy.  I have used clea's practices in photometry and spectroscopy of the pleiades, combined with the data available and my students have found these practics very stimulating and interesting. You have done a great job.


B A Kagali, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India 

Your exercises have been very useful to us in teaching astronomy to our M.Sc students.Thanks a lot.


Laura Parrao, Instituto de Astronomia, Ciudad de Mexico, D.F, Mexico 

Mil gracias por compartir con todos nosotros tan exelente trabajo. El mismo le permite a los estudiantes entender mejor los conceptos, por lo que trasmito a todos su pagina web.


Matt Chessher, EdgeHill College of Higher Education, Lancashire, UK

Great stuff. I use it with students who are training to be Physics teachers, and also with visiting schoolchildren.


Mauricio Vinasco TÚllez, Bogota, Colombia

I want to congratulate the CLEA team. It┤s a wonderful job for the teaching of astronomy at all levels.


Michael Redfern, Physics Department, National University of Ireland,Galway

Thank you for the CLEA exercises; they are superb.


Carolina Gallardo - Tlalnepantla, Estado de Mexico

Congratulations for this project. It is so helpful for Mexican students.


Prof. Dr. Max Roemer-Astronomische Institute - Univ. Bonn, Germany

Congratulations for your CLEA labs!!They are interesting and informative for non-astronomy students , too.


Prof Frederick Menk, School of Mathematical and Physical Science, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

You have a marvellous site - good work!

           Kieran James, St Julian's School, Carcavelos, Portugal

I have been using the Hubble Redshift .exe with IB students... it is excellent. Thank you.


            Arthur R W Hughes - School of Pure and Applied Physics, Durban, South Africa
I find your Astronomical Simulations both interesting and instructive and they are very much enjoyed by the students. Please keep me informed of developments. Thank you for all the hard work that went into their development and for providing them free. This is much appreciated.

         S. K. Pandey, Physics Department, Pt Ravishankar Shukla, University City, Raipur

        Excellent lab exercises in Astronomy; I intend to use them for our MSc students.


        Eric Plichta - Basseterre, St. Kitts

I've recently downloaded a copy of your CLEA exercise for the Hubble Redshift - Distance Relation, and must admit that I'm impressed.

Carlos Eduardo Lopez - University of San Juan, Argentina
The Astrometry Software is being used by undergraduate students at the University of San
Juan (second year). They just love it!!   Please, keep up the good job you are doing!!

Peter Pudivitr - Trutnov,Czech Republic
Very good.  I am a teacher of physics and mathematics and I really enjoy your
project.

Dr. Raymond Butler - National University of Ireland, Galway
Project CLEA is an excellent resource, which we are using for teaching in our Physics & Astronomy degree course at NUI Galway.

Ian Percival - Sydney, Australia
Great to see useful science simulation software. I plan to make use of it in my senior High School Physics class. It fits with an
elective we will probably do.

        Andrzej Pigulski - Wroclaw University Observatory
I found CLEA to be very useful in teaching astronomy.

Dr. Antonio Mario Magalhaes - Instituto Astromonico e Gerfisico
I've just reached your page while looking for laboratory exercises in Astronomy. I'm already impressed by what I saw and I'm eager to try out some of the material. Congratulations for the job!

Bruce Dawson and Andrew Smith at University of Adelaide:
We have received your software and manuals and are very impressed.  We intend to use the materials in our freshman Astronomy class.  While we think the student manuals are well written.

Dr EJ Wolstenholme at Christ's Hospital in Sussex:
We are most impressed with the CLEA software and hope to include it in a new physics module in our sixth form course.

C. E. Alissandrakis at the University of Ioannina in Greece:
I just tested your spectral classification lab and found it very interesting. Congratulations!

Dr. Grant Christie of New Zealand:
Thank you for sharing your wonderful contributions to astronomy education.

David Block of South Africa:
Firstly allow me to congratulate you on one of the most useful astronomy lab exercise sites I have ever visited on the WWW!  I lecture in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where we have some 20K students.  I will have no hesitation in informing my applied math/physics students of your extremely insightful and well designed exercises, some even including slewing in the animations!....My students are ENTHRALLED by your CLEA software. Their eyes were  agog with the PHOTOMETRY exercise... opening the dome.... selecting a filter, etc etc!!

Dr. Nigel Marshall at Queen Mary School in Lytham, UK:
I downloaded the spectral analysis software for use in my school. It is excellent - many thanks.  Cheers and keep up the good work.

Duje Bonacci of Croatia:
Do keep up a good work in bringing the skies to Earth and the stars to the classroom.

Graham Armstrong at Woodbridge District High School in Kettering, Australia:
Thank you for this wonderful educational material.  My students and I will enjoy using it.

Jeroen Homan of the Netherlands:
I wish you all good luck with your work, because I think it is very important what you do. I searched a long time for good educational astronomical software, but it is hard to find. You can imagine how glad I am having found the CLEA stuff.

Angel Rafael Lspez Sanchez at Granada University, Spain:
I'm a Physics student in Granada University, and I'm very interesting in CLEA exercises in Astronomy. I'm very interesting in practical astronomy for secondary student (14-18 years), because I give short courses.  Thank you very much for everything, and  congratulations for these exercises!

Cao Jun of Beijing, China:
Thank you very much. I am very happy to become a user of project CLEA.

Simon Johnston of Surrey, United Kingdom:
Love it, this is the best use of windows!

Nuno Silva of Portugal:
I'm a student of physics at the University of Coimbra. I'm also a member of SAC(section of astronomy in the University of Coimbra).  I think that CLEA it is a magnificant program.

Dr. Grant Christie of Auckland, New Zealand:
For the projects I have downloaded, I am very impressed and they will be very popular here.

Ilan Manulis of Israel:
I have heard about your project in the past and wished, being an Astronomy educator, I could experiment with it and use the exercises during the courses.  Never have I imagined that the experiments are so general, encomapssing such a wide variety of astronomical subjects.  Very well done.  Keep on with your good work!

Jamie Matthews of Vancouver, Canada:
We were quite happy with our experiences with the Rotation Of Mercury and Hubble labs last year.

Delwynne Peterson of Melbourne, Australia:
Thank you.  I have been downloading your physics programs for our physics teacher.  I worked through one myself last night and was most impressed.

Robert Smith at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom:
I was recommended to have a look at your software and I am impressed by what I have seen, and would like to use some of the experiments as part of our first-year astrophysics lab.

Gustav Holmberg at Lund University of Sweden:
I've recently downloaded a CLEA program (Hubble), and I think it's very informative, user friendly and well designed.

Dr. Jiri Papousek at Masaryk University of Czech Republic:
 
The Project Clea is very useful for us, thank you very much for this excellent idea.  We applied the Clea-programs for some teaching and educational purposes.

Fernand Girouard at the University of Moncton of Canada:
I have downloaded the CLEA software for PC and find then very instructive and well done.  I hope to use some of them in my introductory astronomy course.

 Dr. Bob Nelson at the College of New Caledonia, Canada:
Might I say that I find your CLEA software innovative and well-written.  I plan to incorporate at least some of the titles into our astronomy program.

Graham Armstrong at Woodbridge District High School in Tasmania, Australia:
Thanks for your wonderful set of practical labs in astronomy I have used a number of these labs with my students and found them and found them to be an excellent educational resource.  I have developed a number of lessons around them and from the reports of my students they seem to rate as some of the most interesting activities in Astronomy and Physics.  My students have been able to relate these labs to their practical astronomical observations and I have a marked improvement in the quality and accuracy of their observations.  Once again thankyou very much.

Neil Charlton of  Waterlooville, United Kingdom:
I teach the equivalent of high school physics in England.  This software is definitely the way to go - superb!

Claudio Costa of Roma, Italy:
I found your exercises very useful for my teaching of astronomy at schools and clubs.

Ron Bates of Newcastle, Australia:
Congratualations again on this excellent teaching resource.  It has made the practical lessons, in this elective.

Alan C Pickwick,  Vice-President,  Association for Astronomy Education,  UK:
I have now used two of your modules and have just downloaded the rest.  May I say what an excellent set of tools they provide.

Mr. Jason Contarin of Toowoomba, Australia:
Since I recieving your programs I have used them a lot in my physics classes, with great enjoyment.  Keep up the good work!!!!

Keith A. Moseley of Monmouth, UK:
I find the software most useful.  The exercises will support our A level (age 16-18) astrophysics topic.  Many thanks.

Marcia Knutt at Marianopolis College, Montreal, Canada:
I think the ability to simulate the collection of real data, and  to do real data reduction makes the problems (and achievements) of astronomy very clear.  The students feel that the labs help to make the concepts more clear.