Wow. Things have been really busy here at the brand new job! Last night, I hosted the CosmoQuest Weekly Science Hour over on Google Plus. I had a lovely conversation with my UVa friends Paul Ries, Rachael Beaton, and Ryan Lynch about astronomy outreach with Dark Skies, Bright Kids. Listen in to our conversation forContinue reading “Dark Skies, Bright Kids on CosmoQuest”
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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 members of Dark Skies, Bright Kids, an outreach program to schools in central Virginia. ThisContinue reading “Chat about Astronomy Outreach Tonight!”
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 I begin to understand the wide-world of assessment. As a kid, I thought tests wereContinue reading “Learning in a Planetarium”
Help us help kids with just a few clicks!
If you know me in person, you’ve probably heard me talk on and on about Dark Skies, Bright Kids, aka DSBK. This is an astronomy club for elementary school kids in Albemarle County, run by volunteers from the Astronomy Department at the University of Virginia. We visit a different school every semester, meeting with theContinue reading “Help us help kids with just a few clicks!”
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, syrup (for the organic molecules), and a little bit of ammonia (a spritz of glassContinue reading “Dirty Snowballs… In April”