The center is conducting fundamental research which addresses well-identified industrial applications of general interest and relevance to the manufacturing sector - an "Application-Driven-Design" approach.
Consortium members include: Alcoa, Army Research Laboratories, Benet Laboratories, Boeing, Caterpillar, General Dynamics Land Systems, General Motors, Hamilton Sundstrand, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Mercury marine, NASA Langley, Pratt & Whitney, P&W Rocketdyne, Rio Tinto Alcan, Sikorsky.
Therefore, the telescopes were limited by seeing conditions to moderate magnifications on the order of 300X or less.
Regardless of the seeing limitiations, the large number of visitors were nonetheless enthralled by Mars.
A look at the technology of amateur astronomy -- and what you might discover by just looking up." To read an more in depth review of the program with links to the program Web Site and a link to download the program in Real Audio file format please click here.