Imagine the Universe!
Ten Year Anniversary!
Our Founders and Our Team
We originally debuted in spring 1996 as "The High-Energy Astrophysics Learning
Center", under the direction of Dr. Laura Whitlock. Laura was working
as a data archive scientist at the HEASARC, but she had a strong
interest and background in education. She recognized the World Wide
Web as a new tool for education, bringing information and resources to
teachers. So she started designing and writing the first learning
center web site covering the wide range of topics in high-energy
astronomy that the HEASARC scientists worked on. The site's first
webmaster was Jesse Allen. Laura also initiated
the annual capture of the site on a
CD-ROM, and started our series of posters and teacher guides
on astronomy topics important to x-ray and gamma-ray astronomy. She
also started (and still runs) the
StarChild site for younger
Since then our team has grown and changed.
Show me pictures
of the Imagine! Team through the years.
Publication Date: May 2006