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Hands-On Astronomy Activities « Astronomical Society

Hands-On Astronomy Activities « Astronomical Society

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Kepler Mission Manager Update – 503 New Planet Candidates Kepler Mission Manager Update – 503 New Planet Candidates Excerpt from the Kepler Mission Manager Update. Read the full version. The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 « Astronomical Society Purchase through the ASP’s AstroShop A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy (on a DVD-ROM) Edited by Andrew FraknoiPublished by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific This DVD-ROM is the most comprehensive resource and activity guide for teaching basic concepts in space science ever published. The Moon's phases in Oreos The Moon's phases in Oreos The Moon has "phases." That means it looks a little different to us each night during its one-month orbit of our planet. 2014 Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a 2014 American science documentary television series.[1] The show is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan on the Public Broadcasting Service and is considered a milestone for scientific documentaries. This series was developed to bring back the foundation of science to network television at the height of other scientific-based television series and films. The show is presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who, as a young college student, was inspired by Sagan.

SkyServer Challenging Projects - Teacher'ss Guides Our projects are designed to teach astronomy interactively, using the tools that professional astronomers use. All examples in these projects are taken from real stars and galaxies as seen by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the most detailed survey in the history of astronomy. These pages give information on how to use SkyServer's projects as an interactive lab in your science class. The projects were designed to be done individually, but they can be done in teams as well. Moon Phases Experiment Over the Holidays I had my whole family here. I think I have mentioned before I came from a family of Science teachers. My father was a Chemistry Professor before he retired last year and my sister teaches Biology to High School kids. So since they both were here I thought I would have them help me with this fun Moon Phases Experiment.

Best map ever made of universe's oldest light: Planck mission brings universe into sharp focus The Planck space mission has released the most accurate and detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age, contents and origins. Planck is a European Space Agency mission. NASA contributed mission-enabling technology for both of Planck's science instruments, and U.S., European and Canadian scientists work together to analyze the Planck data. The map results suggest the universe is expanding more slowly than scientists thought, and is 13.8 billion years old, 100 million years older than previous estimates. The data also show there is less dark energy and more matter, both normal and dark matter, in the universe than previously known. Dark matter is an invisible substance that can only be seen through the effects of its gravity, while dark energy is pushing our universe apart.

space.htm Space Project Descriptions (& a cautionary reminder . . .) Assignments Lab writeups will be due as per the syllabus, generally on lab days after each test. Only projects from this set are available for credit for the due dates labled "space project due". Two credits are due for each duedate - graded on a 20 point basis - projects exceeding 10 points are accepted as multiple credits / 10 pts. Mix & match projects of different values to get the required 20 points. ABC Krug Academy: Oreo Moons I saw this idea on Pinterest and it fit right in perfectly with our lesson! We are talking about patterns in nature, time and space. Cycles of growth, moon cycles, daily routines, calendar patterns, etc. Peppercorn Earth Solar System Copyright 1989 by Guy Ottewell Universal Workshop PO Box 102 Raynham, MA 02767-0102 Toll Free: 800-533-5083 Fax: 508-967-2702 Email: customerservice@universalworkshop.com This is a classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth. Guy Ottewell has kindly given permission for this electronic presentation of The Thousand-Yard Model; his exercise is presented in its original form, indexed with a few anchors to help you find you way around the large file. We also include a catalog describing several Ottewell publications. Image of the planets courtesy of NASA.

Marsbound! Mission to the Red Planet - JPL Education by David Seidel David Seidel manages JPL's K-12 education program. Before joining JPL he taught high school astronomy and physical science and ran a planetarium. Marsbound!

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