Category Archives: North America

Update

Online workshop for worldwide francophone teachers, offered by Discover the Univers/À la découverte de l’Univers As planned, the online workshop was offered between November 9th and 27th 2015. We had a total of 176 participants from 11 countries on 3 continents. Not all participants were very active, as in all free online workshops, but a […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Chad Moore, chad_moore@nps.gov Project location: United States Project description: The United States National Park Service (NPS) aims to create an internship for a current astronomy student or recent astronomy graduate to develop their leadership in astronomy communication while simultaneously enhancing the public outreach programs of the parks. Over the course three months, the […]

Overview of the project

Project leader: Douglas Arion, darion@carthage.edu Project location: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, U.S.A. Project description: Carthage College and the Appalachian Mountain Club will deliver astronomy and nature education and outreach through the Youth Opportunities Program, which addresses underserved inner city youth in poorer areas of the northeast US. This is an important audience, as their home […]

Overview of the project

Project leader Bonnie Thurber, b-thurber@northwestern.edu Project location: Digital: Chile, China, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States Project description: Using only the sunlight striking the Earth and a wooden dowel, students can measure the circumference of the earth. Eratosthenes did it over 2,000 years ago. In Cosmos, Carl Sagan shared the process by which Eratosthenes […]