Category: outreach

Chat about Astronomy Outreach Tonight!

Re-post from the CosmoQuest blog: Am I not so lucky that Joe has already posted an introduction to the fabulous universe of CosmoQuest Hangouts? Join us live on Google+ this evening (4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern) for a roundtable chat with several…

Come, Explore the Universe With Us!

Citizen science online is catching on these days. Not just for your screensaver anymore, these projects let you get your hands dirty, metaphorically speaking. You can classify galaxies or fold proteins. I am really happy to share this project which…

“Dragon*Con is my Christmas…”

… says Derek Colanduno, director of the massive sci-fi/fantasy/geek convention’s Skeptic Track. “It’s other people’s Halloween,” quips biologist and evolution defender Eugenie Scott. Frankly, it’s a little bit of both. Not enough candy, mind you, unless you really enjoy Tuaca…

Ahhh! This is so cool!

The Cassini mission to Saturn. Nine Inch Nails. And a video composition by Chris Abbas. This. Is. Art. CASSINI MISSION from cabbas on Vimeo. Love it so much. (via Discovery News)

Learning in a Planetarium

So, I’ve begun to make some forays into Astronomy Education Review, a journal about science education specifically as it relates to, of course, astronomy. It has been recommended to me by several people, and I’ve browsed it a bit as…

Dirty Snowballs… In April

In preparation for tomorrow’s meeting of Dark Skies, Bright Kids, we decided to test our comet making skills before we unleashed 17 elementary school kids upon our activity. We’re making a physical analog of a comet, with dirt, water, sand,…

Astronomical Tales to be Told!

So, I just finished watching, and being very entertained by, “The Pluto Files,” a NOVA special by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Go watch it. Seriously! I’ll wait… There was a part where Clyde Tombaugh’s son was showing off some of his…