Stars at Yerkes Book Talk and Teacher Workshop: The Day We Found the Universe and Dark Energy Survey - Saturday March 8, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

Join the discussion of Marcia Bartusiak's spellbinding tale of discovery and thrill to hands-on activities with Leavitt's Cepheids and Hubble's variable Andromeda V1 that forever changed our perception of our universe. Be among the first to know of humankind's next great leap forward as Professor Rich Kron reports to us some first results from the Dark Energy Survey!

Cost for the workshop is $35.00 and registration is suggested. Registration includes CPDUs and lunch.

Register below for this workshop now! Registration includes CPDUs and lunch. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 am. Workshop from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

A fee of $35 for the workshop will be collected on the day of the workshop. Please make checks to "University of Chicago."

Stay for the Evening Star Party from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Invite your family and friends!
Or help us teach the public (Contact Lynne Zielinski if you want to help with star party activities - lzielinski@comcast.net)
Register for the Evening Star Party at http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/events/starparty/

Tentative Agenda

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Registration

9:00-9:20 Introductions and plan for the day; Computer issues

9:20-10:15 “A Rather Remarkable Number of Nebulae" - Chapters 2-4 Lick Observatory, James Keeler, Heber Curtis and Sloan Digital Sky Survey - led by Kathy Gustavson

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Hands on Spectra & SDSS Spectra-Kevin McCarron and Elizabeth Ramseyer

11:15-12:00 “My Regards to the Squashes-Chapter 5,” Vesto Slipher and Percival Lowell-Kevin Mc Carron and Rich DeCoster

12:00-1:00 Lunch provided by Stars at Yerkes

1:00-2:15 Talk by Prof. Richard Kron, Deputy Director of Dark Energy Survey, Prof. of Astronomy at the University of Chicago on the Dark Energy Survey

2:30-3:15 “It is Worthy of Notice-Chapter 6," Henrietta Leavitt’s variable star - Make your own light curves of Leavitt’s variable stars - led by Rich DeCoster

3:15-4:00 Hubble Variable V1: “Countless Whole Worlds…Strewn all over the Sky-Chapter 13” Observing Hubble’s Variable V1 and making your own light curve - Vivian Hoette and Rich DeCoster.

4:15-4:30 Wrap up: Final thoughts and additional resources, evaluations and CPDUs, notice of upcoming events.

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    Worshop Details

    Workshop Location: University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory 373 West Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI 53191 Workshop fee: $35 (Lunch included). Please make your check payable to "University of Chicago." Lodging is available at: Fontana Village Inn, 100 Dewey Avenue, Fontana, WI 53125, (262) 275-6700 George Williams College Lodging, 350 Constance Blvd., Williams Bay, WI 53191-0210 Call 262-245-8520 or e-mail: staygwc@aurora.edu. Or contact Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce Lodging or Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce Accommodations Mention Yerkes Teacher Workshops when you reserve your room.

    Questions???

    Contact Vivian Hoette at Yerkes Observatory: vhoette@yerkes.uchicago.edu, phone: 262-245-5555 ext 815 or Richard DeCoster at ricdec@starsatyerkes.net or Margie Corp at mcorp@starsatyerkes.net
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