do research with the Hubble Space Telescope:
For the first time ever, K-12 classrooms used this unique optical
telescope by deciding what astronomical bodies to study, watching while
the satellite was prepared to capture their data, and then interpreting
the scientific significance of their observations.
- "Making Your
Observations" on March 14, 1996 a live, one-hour
interactive telecast linked students to the Space Telescope Science
Institute and to the Goddard Space Flight Center, to witness the
acquisition of "their"
- "Announcing Your
Results" A second live interactive telecast enabled students to
interpret and understand their observations, now enhanced by image
processing. In the meantime, they could watch Marc Buie Analyzing
our Pluto images as he shared his progress online.
- Happy Birthday, Dr. Clyde Tombaugh!
Students helped Dr. Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in
1930, to celebrate his 90th birthday on February 4th. Check out the terrific
Weather Activity in which students measured local
weather conditions and shared their data with each other.
Introduction to Image Processing Lessons help you in
activities that let your students manipulate real planet images,
replicating the actions of professional astronomers and point you to
freely available software.
- Challenge Questions provided
a new riddle each Monday. The answer was provided the following week.
- Live interactions
with NASA experts were offered via CU-SeeMe
- Star Census Classroom
Collaboratory had students study the night sky,
discuss their first-hand observations locally and share results
with a national audience.