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Getting Started with SDSS

  Jackie holds up one of the plates from the Sloan telescope. Teachers learned how to do basic searches in SDSS using the iPad minis and demonstrated this to students in the afternoon session. I’m hearing lots of OMGs.          

Pre-Surveys Here!

For Students http://rockman.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3BJWdvhsoFFQso5   For Teachers http://rockman.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_81zYg0rxoe7lZLT

Lesson Plan Format for Feedback

Gamma Ray Tools Lesson Guide

Welcome 2013 All-Stars! Speaker Schedule/Readings

On Tuesday, July 16, at 12:30, Don York will speak about the impact of Optical Astronomy.  Please read his lesson before the talk and BRING QUESTIONS! The lesson can be found here:  http://ecuip.lib.uchicago.edu/multiwavelength-astronomy/optical/impact/index.html On Wednesday, July 17, our speaker will be Nick Woolf.  His lesson is here:  http://ecuip.lib.uchicago.edu/multiwavelength-astronomy/optical/tools/index.html On Thursday, July 18, our speaker will […]

Application forms for students

Jackie has graciously shared the forms she is using for student applicants.  If you would like to create your own based on her form, you can find them here. All-Stars Student Application All-Stars Reference Form for Student Applicants Please share your forms with the rest of us, too!

Choosing Mission Activities for NASA Data Use in Summer Program

Periodically I will upload prospective activities for each of the waveband teams to use this summer in the All-Stars workshop.  To review, each team will be attached to the following missions: Gamma ray – Fermi X-ray – Chandra UV – Galex Optical – SDSS I have taken a look at an activity from Chandra that […]


The All Stars Application April 2013 is ready for distribution.  Please pass this on to prospective participants!

Summer Course Schedule

Here is a draft of the summer 2013 Course Schedule that lays out the skeleton of a course plan.  We will work in wavelength-specific teams.  The general plan is for each team to focus on the lessons in their wavelength module in the first week; and in the second week, work on a NASA mission data […]

Two Physics Lessons to Preview

Here is the content for two of the upcoming physics lessons.  They will be produced using the same template as the gamma ray lessons.  A third physics lesson on instrumentation is also forthcoming. Energy and Force Fields and Particles

Summer 2013: Starting to Make Plans

I have attached the calendar for summer 2013, FYI. All Stars Summer 2013 Calendar March 2013

Preview of X-Ray Lessons

Here are two of the four X-Ray lessons now ready to go into production.  X-Ray science and impact are forthcoming in about one month. Friedman X-Ray History Lesson November 2012 Moseley X-Ray Tools Lesson October 2012 Let me know what you think!

Multiwavelength Data Sources

This list will point you to specific sources for using NASA data organized according to wavelength.   http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/teacher_research/otherpgms.shtml  


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