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Observing with NASA: Expanding the Universe in the Classroom
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  Date: Sunday, Jan.09
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $55.00
Nonmember: $80.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Space Science and Astronomy
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): Janelle Bailey, janelle.bailey@unlv.edu
  Co-Leader(s): Erika Reinfeld, MIT Museum and Mary Dussault, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  Description Explore the biggest questions about our place in space and time. Many new astronomy learners, students and adults alike, are unfamiliar with the universe beyond the solar system. This workshop uses online telescopes and hands-on activities to deepen content knowledge and practice strategies for teaching and learning about current scientific models and evidence for the origin and evolution of our universe of galaxies. Participants will receive a copy of the professional development NASA-funded DVD "Beyond the Solar System: Expanding the Universe in the Classroom" and gain access to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics' MicroObservatory online telescopes in order to collect their own evidence for the Big Bang model of expanding, evolving galaxies. Two inquiry-based lesson plans, Cosmic Timeline, and Measuring Galaxies With Telescopes, will be featured, along with video clips exploring key concepts, evidence, researchers, student ideas, classrooms and other resources from the DVD.
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