Radio Astronomy and Pulsars Workshop - Saturday Only Oct. 20, 2012

The enormous 100-meter Green Bank Radio Telescope (GBT) collects radio waves from distant objects such as pulsars. The amount of data is overwhelming. So, high school and middle school students are helping radio astronomers analyze the data! Come to the Radio Astronomy and Pulsars Workshop to learn how radio astronomers are analyzing radio signals to detect pulsars. 8:30 – 9:00 Registration 9:00 – 12:00 Session 1 - Story of Radio Astronomy and the amazing Green Bank Radio Telescope Session 2 - STEM classroom activities to learn about radio waves and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) using Quiet Skies 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch provided by the Stars at Yerkes staff 1:00 – 4:00 Session 3 - Analyze and discuss plots with a radio astronomer, using the data collected from the Green Bank Telescope. Details: Workshop Location: Yerkes Observatory 373 West Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI 53191 Workshop fee: $25 (Lunch included) Please make your check payable to “University of Chicago” Suggested Lodging: Fontana Village Inn, 100 Dewey Ave. Fontana, WI 53125, phone: 262-275-6700 George Williams Gollege, 35 Constance Blvd., Williams Bay, WI 531191, phone: 262-245-8520, email address: staygwc@aurora.edu (When registering, mention you are attending the Yerkes Observatory teacher workshop.) Contact Sherry Shelley: teachsci442002@yahoo.com Vivian Hoette at Yerkes Observatory: vhoette@yerkes.uchicago.edu phone: 262-245-5555 ext. 815
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Contact Sherry Shelley: teachsci442002@yahoo.com Vivian Hoette at Yerkes Observatory: vhoette@yerkes.uchicago.edu, phone: 262-245-5555 ext 815

To Register for the Star Party 7-9pm

A seperate registration is needed to attend the Star Party. Please use the link below (or copy and paste into your browser) to sign up for the Star Party. You will need to sign up seperately for the star party. As a volunteer, there will be no additional cost to you for this event. http://astro.uchicago.edu/yerkes/ (The registration for the star party may not be available until after September 22nd.)


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