Students Learn to ‘BeAM’ in Telescope-Building Class

Students from different majors gathered in the basement of the Hanes Art Center last fall to build a telescope as part of the Maker-in-Residence program. Amateur astronomer Jim Pressley kicked off the project to launch the new Hanes Art Makerspace.

The Telescope Build Project was the first of the Maker-in-Residence series, sponsored by the department of applied physical sciences in the College, UNC Library, Be a Maker (BeAM) and Innovate Carolina, and funded through a Carolina Parents Council grant and BeAM.