No. 41 - 2011: You Can Participate in Astronomy Research Projects 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.
Teach the Earth Finding Visuals, Classroom Activities, Course Descriptions and People Undergraduate Introductory Geoscience Courses, Upper Level Geoscience Courses, Two-Year Colleges, and K-12 Classrooms Strengthening Your Teaching Research on Teaching and Learning | Designing Courses | Assessment | Teaching Large Classes | Quantitative Thinking | Teaching in the Field | Teaching with Current Research and Data Explore the Red Planet in 'The Martian VR Experience' Could you survive alone on Mars? PlayStation VR and HTC Vive owners will find out tomorrow. "The Martian VR Experience," a tie-in with Ridley Scott's 2015 film The Martian, hits the VR headsets on Tuesday. Produced by Scott and directed by Maleficent's Robert Stromberg, the interactive game puts viewers into the space suit of Mark Watney—a fictional American astronaut left for dead by his crew during an emergency departure from the Red Planet. Experience virtual weightlessness on the surface of Mars and steer a rover at zero gravity in a 360-degree VR environment—all from the comfort of your living room. Get it Nov. 15 for PS VR and HTC Vive on Steam for $26.99.
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Sky Map for Android What is Sky Map? Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky. It will identify objects that appear in the sky and allow users to search for them. How can I get Sky Map? The app is available for download at the Google Play. Where is Sky Map be available? makes the Sun available to everyone A mega-filament erupts on the Sun as seen on JHelioviwer ESA makes the Sun available to everyone 14 December 2010 New software developed by ESA makes available online to everyone, everywhere at anytime, the entire library of images from the SOHO solar and heliospheric observatory. Just download the viewer and begin exploring the Sun.
Mission to Mars The Mars Missions Flight is a classroom-based Mars colonization simulation for fifth graders. Sponsored by the College of Applied Science and Technology at Weber State and the Air Force STEM Outreach Program at Hill Air Force Base, it’s based on the Challenger Center for Space Science Education’s acclaimed Marsville, the Cosmic Village program, and has been modified to include Air Force technologies and terminologies to provide a unique hands-on learning opportunity for students. Students prepare for and simulate going on a manned mission to Mars to build a colony of habitats.
Explore, Play, Discover: Websites & Activities Search form Search Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious. The Earth/Moon System .br 1) Use checkboxes (Seconds, Minutes, etc) to choose time interval. "Hours" and "Days" work best for animation. Use slidebar at right to control simulation speed. There are 7 speeds, 3 forward (right), 3 reverse (left) and one neutral (center). The bar is initially set at the slowest forward speed.