Join us as we explore the interdisciplinary field of Astrobiology. Enjoy a demonstration of crystal radios and a planetarium show by planetarium director and NASA Astronomy Airborne Ambassador Jean Creighton.
Workshop will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Details and directions will be sent with your registration confirmation.
Registration will begin at 8:30 am. Workshop will be from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Cost for the workshop is $35.00 and registration is suggested. Registration includes CPDUs and lunch.
Stars at Yerkes Astrobiology Workshop Agenda
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Introductions
9:15 - 10:00 What is Astrobiology? An overview and history of the field of Astrobiology - led by Marcella Linahan
10:00 - 10:30 An overview of the scope and sequence for an Astrobiology class, based on the Voyages Through Time curriculum - led by Brian Coffey
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 How-to resources and examples of crystal radios that can be built by students with suggested activities that teachers could do in a variety of science settings
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch included as part of the workshop
1:00 - 2:00 Signs of life in the solar system. Looking at the chemistry for detecting signs of life in the universe - led by Marcella Linahan
2:00 - 3:00 Planetarium show presented by Jean Creighton
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:00 Extremeophiles: Extraterrestrial Life in the Solar System. An overview of extremophiles with classroom activities - led by Marcella Linahan
4:15 - 4:30 pm Wrap up, evaluations, and CPDUs