Month: July 2012

Astro Camp Friday- ACCHaos

What a great end to a great week!  Everyone survived the late-night stargazing last night and came back ready to finish the week.  We started the day learning about astrobiology and what makes a planet habitable. We then had a visit from ACCHaos, the Austin Community College Physical Science Department’s hands-on science outreach program. Take…
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July 20, 2012 0

Astro Camp Solar System Walk Wednesday

If the Sun was a bowling ball… If Mercury was a pinhead… If Mercury was a pinhead… If Venus was a peppercorn… If Earth was a second peppercorn… If Earth was a second peppercorn… If Mars was a If the asteroid belt was a pinch of flour spread out and orbiting the Sun If Jupiter…
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July 20, 2012 0

Astro Camp photos of the day- Tuesday

Astro Camp has been great this week so far. Monday we learned about stellar evolution, had the chance to look at the Sun through Erika’s H-alpha solar telescope and see solar prominences and sun spots.  The campers saw some sunspots through my sun-funnel setup on my telescope as well.  The kids got to take home…
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July 17, 2012 0