CoP - Using Astronomy as an aid to teaching STEM
The idea for this CoP, simply called “ Using Astronomy as an aid to teaching STEM ”, came from many interactions with schools and their teachers and culminating in the inGenious astronomy chat that involved 35 schools from across Europe in December 2012. Astronomy is a great way to “package” ideas, and understanding the universe naturally requires teachers and students to ask questions that involve all the STEM subjects, and even some non-STEM subjects. This CoP will encourage teachers to look at new ways to present some old ideas, using the fast-changing face of astronomy to provide the context. Astronomy is found to be naturally fascinating by many students. There is so much that we do not know or understand about our Universe that astronomy can act as the perfect laboratory in which questions can be asked and the scientific method can be applied.
Maybe we are still looking for the same kind of life that we already know... that one that evolution developed on our Earth. Looking for life on Mars can help to know more about life in general, not only to understand if it will be possible to establish a future Mars colony... by Feb 2
I think life for human being wıll not be possible in Mars in future..As far as ı know plants can not grow .Soil is not suıtable .. by Feb 2
Picture Album: Solar System
For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl
The material and links on this page have been collated for the benefit of the Planck project, their industrial collaborators, the principal investigators and their teams. Members of the media who require special material should contact the Science Communication Officers : markus.bauer , or The Science and Technology web site hosts a large archive of images which have been provided by, or on behalf of, the Planck project and collaborators.
Mars Express / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA
Education / ESA
Not important to have a quick answer... Enough to inquire on the question ;) by Feb 2
I also always ask this questıon if there is another life in unıverse..Today's technology is not enough to fınd answer to this question.. by Feb 2
NASA Astrobiology: Life in the Universe
The Astrobiology Web | Your Online Guide to the Living Universe
Kepler: Educator Web Links
Educator Web Links Oct 2011: Agent Exoplanet —Astronomers at Las Cumbres Observatory are investigating exoplanets and you can too. Through Agent Exoplanet you use images taken by Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT), measure the brightness of a star while a planet moves between it and our viewpoint (exoplanet transit event), and contribute to understanding the properties of each exoplanet. Things to put on your computer to stay up-to-date on exoplanet discoveries:
Kepler: Activation Lab Simulations
Unveil an extrasolar planet by observing the light intensity emitted by its mother star An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet outside the Solar System. Until March 2012, astronomers have made detections of 762 exoplanets (see http://exoplanets.eu for a complete and detailed catalog). The vast majority of them has been observed through radial velocity and transit observations but other indirect methods also exist : astrometry, microlensing and timing among them. At present, direct imaging is still difficult, even if lots of progress is being made.
Discover an exoplanet : the transit method
Welcome | Faulkes Telescope Project
You Can Participate in Astronomy Research Projects Finding Exoplanets: The graph in this illustration shows how the light we see from a star decreases slightly when one of its planets crosses the star’s disk. Planet hunters sometimes use this transit technique to find exoplanets. Art by Karen Teramura. You don't have to be a professional astronomer, or even own a telescope, to participate in a myriad of astronomy research projects. These days, a computer and an Internet connection are all you need.
No. 41 - 2011: You Can Participate in Astronomy Research Projects
11 Com b - Visual Exoplanet Catalogue
The planetary system 11 Com hosts at least one planet. Architecture of the system This list shows all planetary and stellar components in the system.
Artistic rendition of a sunset view from the perspective of an imagined Earth-like moon orbiting the giant planet, PH2 b. Image Credit: H. Giguere, M.
A Newly Confirmed Planet and 42 Additional Planet Candidates « Planet Hunters
Life beyond Earth
By Stephen Ornes / June 27, 2012 In northern California, these satellite dishes listen for a message from aliens. They’re part of the Allen Telescope Array.
Check out this informative video on how you can find and view the International Space Station from your own garden! Update: since summer 2011, the Space Shuttles will no longer be docking with the ISS, but it still is visible. Log into heavens-above to find the next pass visible from Cork, or check this link from NASA. Note that this week, with a Soyuz launch on December 19, there will be a “space-chase” as the Soyuz heads to its rendevouz with the ISS.
Observe the International Space Station | BCO: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory
EarthKAM | Home
Global Hands-On Universe: Software
SalsaJ is free, student-friendly software developed specifically for the EU-HOU project. SalsaJ is designed to be easy to install and use. It allows students to display, analyse, and explore real astronomical images and other data in the same way that professional astronomers do, making the same kind of discoveries that lead to true excitement about science. A number of exercises have developed complete with data to download and detailed instructions for use.
Sun for All Project
download poster The project “Sun for all”, funded by Ciência Viva (2005 117/ 18) aims to promote science in general and astronomy in particular, among students. The project rests on the asset of over 30000 Sun images (spectroheliograms) that are kept in the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra, as a result of a work of over 80 years of daily solar observations that started in 1926.
Gravity and Orbits - Gravitational Force, Gravity, Force
Solar system (in bulgarian language)
Planet Impact: Home
CIT Cosmos: The CIT Blackrock Castle Virtual Observatory for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Description The CIT Cosmos app puts a Virtual Observatory in your pocket, with a real-time view of the sky from any location in Ireland. The app also provides information on visiting the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, and monthly newsletters.
What is Sky Map? Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky.
Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store
The Beauty of Science (Richard Feynman)
Carl Sagan's COSMOS
Great Minds: Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot [new HD version]
cosmic voyage to elsewhere : The scale of the Universe
O Big Bang de João Magueijo (Discovery-2008) [HD]
Sky at Night Magazine | Astronomy’s biggest name
Education / ESA
Physics on Stage - 6-10 November 2000 - CERN
WMAP- Expansion of the Universe
About | Antimatter
Sunrise Project 2012 Results
Sunrise Project 2011 Results
Odysseus Contest | How it Works
Welcome to the Cassiopeia Project
Cosmos: Carl Sagan: 9780345331359: Amazon.com
Universe (9780716785842): Roger Freedman, William J. Kaufmann
Demon Haunted World Science As a Candle: Carl Sagan: Amazon.com
Mars, a Cosmic Stepping Stone: Uncovering Humanity's Cosmic Context: Amazon.it: Kevin Nolan: Libri in altre lingue