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Resources for Visually-impaired Visitors

These materials are accessible to both visually impaired and sighted readers, with materials presenting celestial objects as they appear through visible-light telescopes and in different spectral regions that are invisible to the naked eye.


From Earth to the Solar System (FETTSS)
From Earth to the Solar System (FETTSS) is a collection of images that showcase the excitement of planetary exploration. A tactile and Braille all-weather poster series mounted on still styrene provides additional connections with the FETTSS materials. There are 8 images for this Braille/tactile poster series.
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Tactile & Braille HTE
A tactile and Braille poster series mounted on still styrene helps to provide connections with Here, There & Everywhere (HTE) materials. The seven topics covered in the HTE Braille/tactile poster series include eruptions, shadows, wind, erosion, outflows, seeding and spirals. Audio files of the text from the Braille panels are also provided.
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3D Prints
Free downloads for printable 3D models on Chandra and exploded stars are available.

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Touch the Invisible Sky
NASA's Braille book "Touch the Invisible Sky" presents an introduction to modern, multi-wavelength astronomy studies to the sight disabled community.
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Touch the Invisible Sky

Audio recordings of Touch the Invisible Sky.
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Request From Earth to the Universe Braille/Tactile Posters
Celestial objects as they appear through visible-light telescopes and in different spectral regions that are invisible to the naked eye. The posters use a combination of Braille and large-format traditional text, and a variety of tactile textures and symbols. (Please note, these materials are available to educators for use with their organizations. We cannot fill requests for personal use. )
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Chandra Podcasts

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Audio Podcasts about the Chandra X-ray Observatory & its findings.


A Universe of Notes
This audio explanation of the electromagnetic spectrum makes an analogy between sound and light.