Here’s a nice summary of some image processing programs to check out as you consider using NASA visual data with your students.
NASA has released a new iPad app, which provides users with the latest information on NASA’s science missions, including spacecraft, their instruments, data, and what NASA scientists are learning from the missions. The app is available for free here.
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!
A nice collection of podcasts for every day.
Interesting article on pulsars!
On it you will find a nice catalog of astronomy apps from Astronomy Education Review!
Please check these out and leave a comment here about your experience.
Eman – Gamma Ray History (Stirling Colgate)
Isaac – Gamma Ray Science (Dieter Hartmann)
Jackie – Gamma Ray Tools (Neil Gehrels)
Mark – Gamma Ray Impact (Chryssa Kouveliotou)
Lessons can be accessed from the Gamma Ray Module homepage
Click here to review requirements for the Final Project.
I’ve started a new page where you can preview our plans for next week. Please begin reading through the Gamma Ray Scope Document, posted in the Course Documents.
If there are particular content areas or skills you would like to learn more about, please leave a comment below. I will share this information with our guest instructors.
Before we meet next week, please comment below on what you found to be the most useful/interesting resources from the online course that you would like to use with your students — or share professionally with your peers. On Monday we will go through these to compile a list for our website.
This should be the final calendar. Thanks for fielding so many inquiries and Doodle polls!
The activity using red and blue filters was really fun and definitely improved my understanding. I still have to do some mental gymnastics to make sense of how filters work but I hope to be able to articulate what exactly is going on with light and color by the end of the course!
What about you?
The Provisional Summer Schedule is now available in Course Documents. This may not be the last version; future iterations will be shared as a Google calendar.