Category: outreach

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…

#SciO11… Be There!

Update 1/13: Would help if I use the proper hashtag in the title. Fixed! With one trip done, I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s road trip to Science Online 2011 in North Carolina. This is my first time at the…

I am a Grass-Stained Skeptic…

Wait, no that’s not right. I am a Grassroots Skeptic. Check out my guest post over at GRSkeptics on my skeptical nature, and how I think working with kids in our astronomy program can help grow little skeptic-lings. And a…

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,…

What’s the message?

This past weekend, I batted my eyelashes at Tim to go to the Hayden Planetarium with me once I discovered it was a few blocks away from a wedding we were attending. We took all of Saturday afternoon to catch…

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…

A silly little video I made…

… with a not-so-little Saturn V. Starring Pluto Little Dippy, last semester’s mascot for Dark Skies, Bright Kids. We’re doing a kickoff party today for a new school, yay! If you don’t hear from me in a few days, it’s…

Dark Skies, Bright Kids – The book!

Forgive me, I’m sleep deprived, and it’s just the first night of the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, DC. (Check out #aas and #aas215 on Twitter. If you really want to sink your teeth into the event, Astrosphere will…

Astronomy Songs – Part I

For those of you that follow along on twitter, a little while ago I asked for some help finding space and astronomy songs for our Dark Skies, Bright Kids end of semester party. And did I mention that my twitter…