The IDATA project has resulted in a variety of teaching and learning resources that support computational thinking and astronomy teaching and learning. The resources below are either freely downloadable or accessible via web browser. If you have questions, please reach out to the IDATA project at Contact.

IDATA Modules

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Afterglow Access Software

The Afterglow Access (AgA) is a complete browser-based astronomy image and data analysis software tool. The software is designed to work with screen readers and incorporates unique features that allow the user to experience images through sound, making astronomy more accessible to the blind and visually impaired.

Afterglow Access (AgA) is here!

The AgA Software Manual is now available for download as a pdf or Word document: 

PDF version  – AgA Software Manual

Microsoft Word version – AgA Software Manua

IMPORTANT: We strongly recommend you watch the Afterglow Access Demo video prior to trying out the software.

To access the AgA software, you will need either a GMAIL account or a Skynet account.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Spanish version of AgA to be released soon!

IDATA Curricular Resources and Activities

As part of the IDATA project resources were developed to help students explore computational thinking in astronomy. This includes an online module and a variety of BVI accessible activities to help students explore and understand astronomy and image concepts. 

Links to the online module and hands-on activities coming soon!

Astronomy Hour of Code

Professional astronomers use computer controlled robotic telescopes today to make their observations. In this Hour of Code, we are going to learn about computer programming and by the end of activity 20 work with a virtual telescope in your browser to search for astronomical objects in a 3D virtual world.

IDATA User Centered Design (UCD) Activities

Explore the UCD Activities that were part of the IDATA project.

Download the IDATA poster

IDATA research poster
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