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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.


New NASA Mission App for iPad

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.


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

365 Days of Astronomy

A nice collection of podcasts for every day.

365 Days of Astronomy


Pulsar timekeepers measure up to atomic clocks

Interesting article on pulsars!


Check out the new bibliography page!

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.

Final Project Assignments

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.

Something to think about for our week together July 16-20

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.

Calendar is now updated under Course Documents

This should be the final calendar.  Thanks for fielding so many inquiries and Doodle polls!

Revelations from Day One of Multiwavelength Universe

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?


Summer Schedule Now in Course Documents

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.


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