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There are numerous other programs available that connect teachers and/or students with real-world astronomy data. Here are the ones we’re aware of. If you know of one that isn’t mentioned here, please let us know. Please be aware that some of these services might have been harmed by the current budget situation and are no longer in operation (though website activities may be still available). We also keep a separate list of other, more basic opportunities that may be appropriate for K-6 teachers, for example.
All of these services are targeted at educators and students in grades K through 13; in college, there are many more opportunities to work with real data. Also, the programs are roughly sorted by wavelength for this subset of the page; the wavelength regime specified is often the main, though not always, data used in the program.
Some of these initiatives offer a starting point, albeit one with training wheels, but they do provide various facets of the skills that contribute to directly accessing the public archive. Before diving into data downloads, Fourier transforms, and programming, one must first consider the essence of photometry, instrumental mistakes, and what signals to look for before diving into data downloads, Fourier transforms, and programming. Starting with any of these programs, plus others from elsewhere on this page, or programs not on the list, one can begin to develop the skill set. These are listed in *rough* order of the level of understanding necessary.
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astronomy homeschool science science activities 3 minute read We published a series a few years ago about how to teach various areas of science at home. The posts in the series have remained some of our most successful, so we thought we’d share our favorite experiments for each discipline to help you out!
We’ve already posted our top ten biology experiments and our top eight earth science practices. We’re going to talk about astronomy today. We like to do a lot of models to demonstrate stuff out in space, so most of these are science practices rather than experiments. It aids in bringing far-fetched ideas into the realm of our everyday lives.
In this practice, art and science collide in space! You may make a poster or a hanger mobile depicting the life cycle of a star college. Your students will learn a lot about a star’s birth, life, and death in either case.
A solar system model helps students imagine the planets and their distance from the sun to Neptune (or Pluto if you were a kid of the 1980s). You can make a model on multiple sheets of paper, or you can scale things up and make a model on the wall of your stairwell or in your classroom!
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A list of projects offered by the faculty member can be found below. The details provided here are very brief; contact us to learn more about the projects that concern you and to ensure that we have not already committed to anyone else.
Please note that these are only available on a S/Cr/NC basis because assigning grades to individual and cooperative projects is extremely difficult. Special projects are worth 2 to 3 credits and include the completion of a special project form, which must be deposited with the registrar. Independent studies will range from 1 to 6 credits, and you must complete and return a form by the drop/add deadline.
Several sub-projects are running concurrently on this initiative. The properties of my holographic photopolymer are being measured and regulated in a number of current projects. Other tasks include constructing refractometers and investigating other optics and fluids-related devices that we might be able to miniaturize using my polymer. Short-term and long-term ventures are also possible.
Dry ice comet – astronomy experiment for kids
Scientists have been more interested in communicating their findings to the general public in recent years. This open discussion has aided in dispelling the myth that scientists live in ivory towers. Many scientists are now taking it a step further and recognizing how the general public can contribute significantly to science. As a result of these campaigns, some so-called “citizen scientists” are working on their own to contribute to research.
1) Volunteer with a citizen science initiative. Please visit the Spacehack, Zooniverse, and Scientific American websites for great directories of astronomy and space-themed citizen science projects. Check out this dedicated blog on plos.org (The Public Library of Science), a non-profit organization that also publishes several scientific journals, for the latest news on citizen science projects.
2) Participate in a Pro-Am team. Professional and amateur astronomers often collaborate in small research groups here. Professional astronomers conduct follow-up observations based on amateur findings in another form of Pro-Am collaboration. In a dedicated Pro-Am section on its website, the magazine Sky & Telescope has a wealth of information on the latter, including details about a ‘AstroAlert‘ service, which is defined as “an e-mail news service to alert telescope users when important celestial transients occur (or are expected to occur) for which scientists are requesting CCD images or other observations from advanced amateur astronomers.”