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Cool New Website

The Zooniverse website  features a number of space science projects that you can get involved with.  Take a look!

Post-Surveys Here!

For students: http://rockman.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8p40U8apK4FveUR For teachers: http://rockman.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eQVs0St4q3yihtr

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  

Image Processing Help!

Here’s a nice summary of some image processing programs to check out as you consider using NASA visual data with your students. http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/edu_making_color3.html

Doomsday 2012

In case you start getting questions from your students, here is a great resource to use or point them to for dealing with Doomsday anxiety! Resources for Responding to Doomsday 2012: An Annotated Guide


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