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2011 November: Using Radio Astronomy in the Classroom

posted Oct 24, 2011, 7:53 PM by Peggy Piper   [ updated Jul 18, 2012, 9:52 AM by mcorp@starsatyerkes.net ]
Saturday, November 19, 2011 - Teacher Workshop

Workshop will be held at Yerkes Observatory from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Since the little "blip" found by Jocelyn Bell when she was operating her telescope, radio astronomy has been intriguing the public for years.  So having students learn the story and participate in the activities is a great way to bring in technology and the nature of science to the classroom.  This workshop will provide background information as well as hands-on activities about radio astronomy including the Drake Equation, radio frequency interference, and the pioneers that helped the radio telescope become an important part of astronomy. 

Cost for the workshop is $25.00 and registration is suggested.  Registration includes CPDU's and lunch.

Click here for event agenda and registration. 
Click here to complete the post-workshop survey.