Published: December 15, 2006
Ms. Herrold gave a talk at the Metro Detroit Science Teachers Association on ideas for teaching infrared astronomy and Spitzer on Oct. 21. It was an hour long and attended by about 45 people.
Ms. Herrold's student Zak Schroeder is continuing work with her on the galaxy cluster project. Zak is preparing to enter science fair with his research.
This fall, Ms. Herrold has incorporated Spitzer into her 3 ninth grade Earth Science classes- a group in each class featured it in their multiwavelength observatories projects (impact: 90 students). She has also taught about it in her Astronomy class (20 students, grades 10-12).