The day's agenda will include;
* learning how to teach your students how to use their digital cameras to photograph the constellations
* use your digital camera to record the motion of Mars and Saturn through the zodiac
* use Astrometry.net to identify your and your students’ beautiful images of the sky
* engage in hands-on activities related to constellation photography
* learn how to change photographic slides to digital images
* find geostationary Earth-orbiting satellites and engage your students in projects based on this
* learn basics of variable stars, observing them and making light curves with Skynet’s Afterglow
Register below now! Registration includes CPDU's and lunch. A fee of $25 will be collected on the day of the workshop. Please make checks to "University of Chicago."
Tentative Agenda: Saturday April 21, 2012:
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Registration
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome and introduction to the day
9:10 -10:10 Photography with digital cameras and astrometry.net: Elizabeth Ramseyer
10:15 - 10:45 Constellation Slides and Astrometry.net: Ed Sadler
10:50 - 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12;00 Globular clusters with Yerkes 40-inch: Prof. Kyle Cudworth
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch at Yerkes
12:30 - 1:00 Optional tour and New Teacher Bags
1:00 –2:00 Spectrum with Vernier Software and Open Clusters: Mike Boll
2:00 - 2:45 Telescopes to Tanzania: Chuck Ruehle, Astronomers Without Borders
2:45 - 2:55 Break
2:55 - 4:10 Urban Astrophotography with Canon Point-and-Shoot Cameras - Janet Branson, DePaul University
4:10 - 4:20 Final thoughts and additional resources
4:20 - 4:30 Wrap-up, evaluations, and CPDUs.
There will be a public star party on FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost: $5.00 per teacher, $15.00 for families. Registration is suggested but not required.
Registration is found on the Yerkes Observatory site: http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/
There will be NO star party on Saturday evening.
Register for the Constellation Photography and Variable Star workshop below now! Registration includes CPDU's and lunch. A fee of $25 will be collected on the day of the workshop. Please make checks to "University of Chicago."