Miss Leavitt’s Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who discovered How to Measure the Universe By George Johnson Atlas Books, 2005 One night at the observatory a voice in the dark asked “How do I reconcile the information that the Andromeda Galaxy is 2 million light years away with the growing number … More “Science lies not in the facts themselves but in their arrangement.”
Making a physical scale-model of the solar system can really drive home basic ideas about our little corner of space. Below is the Lab Report I have my students prepare before we take a solar system walk. I first share how we know the sizes of the suna and planets and how we know the … More Scaling the Solar System
On my last Periscope broadcast, I promised I would post some of the images we worked on, so here they are!
My students use a world-wide system of remote controlled telescopes. Called Skynet, this system’s main focus is the study of GRBs, but with subscription, students and the public can use the telescopes to capture images of the sky. Here is the list for their first assignment: Planets……….capture all that are observable. Moons……….capture all that are … More Introduction to Skynet