Daily Archives: March 18, 2010

ISS EarthKAM Spring 2010 Mission

NASA has exciting news! EarthKAM has just launched a new beta version of its Web site. Middle school educators are invited to join NASA for the International Space Station Spring 2010 Mission from April 27-30, 2010, and be beta testers of the new site and software. Find out more about this exciting opportunity that allows students to take pictures of Earth from a digital camera aboard the International Space Station.

ISS EarthKAM is a NASA-sponsored project that provides stunning, high-quality photographs of Earth taken from the space shuttle and the space station. Since 1996, ISS EarthKAM students have taken thousands of photographs of Earth by using the World Wide Web to direct a digital camera on select spaceflights and, currently, on the International Space Station.

For more information about the project and to register for the upcoming mission, visit the ISS EarthKAM home page http://www.EarthKAM.ucsd.edu

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Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Annual Educator Workshop – August 24-25, 2010

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
McMinnville, Oregon
AUGUST 24 & 25, 2010
9:00AM – 3:00PM
DAY 1: $30.00
DAY 2: $25.00

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is hosting its annual Educator Workshop on August 24th and 25th.  One-of-a-kind workshops will offer instruction from specialists in the field of K-12 education. Materials and information that help to demonstrate STEM, English and History concepts in the classroom will be provided.  Guided museum tours and a showing of the Hubble 3D IMAX movie will take place the second day.  Box lunches are included in the cost for each day.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman.  Dr. Hoffman received a doctorate in astrophysics from Harvard University in 1971.  He worked in the Center for Space Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1975 to 1978, and was selected as an astronaut to the NASA Space Program in 1978.  Dr. Hoffman has logged more than 1,211 hours in space.  He currently teaches at MIT as a professor of aeronautics and astronautics.  His keynote presentation will be: “How Do You Integrate Aerospace Curriculum Into Your Classroom Curriculum?”

Certificates for Professional Development Units (PDUs) will be available.  Optional academic credit will also be available.  Please contact education@sprucegoose.org for more information on cost and coursework in advance of the workshop.

Class sessions are limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.  Please RSVP to the Museum’s Education Department by August 17.

To register,
Call: 503.434.4185
Fax: 503.434.4188
Email: education@sprucegoose.org
http://www.EvergreenMuseum.org

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Worldwide Telescope Now a part of Bing Maps

Microsoft’s Bing Maps now includes the Worldwide Telescope application, allowing users to look up from the map street view and see the stars. The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. Narrated guided tours featuring interesting places in the sky and created by astronomers and educators are available for your use.

To use the WorldWide Telescope application in Bing Maps, select “Maps Apps” from the Bing Maps welcome screen found at this link http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/

To learn more about the Worldwide Telescope program, download the Windows client, or try out the online viewer, visit the program’s primary website at http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx

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