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October 2008-May 2009 updates for Ms. Kelly

Published: May 15, 2009

Susan Kelly's students redid the photometry of the red filter data using the new protocol and updated software. They shared their efforts with the team.

Ms. Kelly presented the value of space-based infrared astronomy at several venues during the past academic year:

  • "Seeing" the Infrared Light: Classroom Activities and Research Applications
    Connecticut Science Teachers Association Conference New Britain, Connecticut
    October 25, 2008
    Hartford, Connecticut
    (25 audience members)
  • Eclipsing Binary Light Curves: A Sequence of Activities to Support Secondary Student Research
    American Astronomical Society Meeting
    January 7, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    (2,673 registrants)
  • "Seeing" the Light: Using Visible and Infrared Data to Support Secondary Student Understanding of Light
    National Science Teachers Association Conference
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    March 22, 2009
    (30 audience members)

Future plans:

Ms. Kelly looks forward to presenting a hands-on workshop on infrared astronomy with Spitzer colleague Chris Martin at the 2010 NSTA conference in Philadelphia.

Ms. Kelly has been thrilled to have been assigned to develop a new course to support freshman student research at Blind Brook High School. She is eager to apply her experiences in the Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program for Teachers and Students.

Well, we couldn't go to the January AAS, but we still started the 2022 class! The 2021 class will go to the June AAS.