Published: September 15, 2007
Mr. Blackwell gave a presentation at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium on August 31st to the general public. The talk combined general information about the Spitzer Space Telescope, IR astronomy, multiwavelength astronomy and the Star Formation project specifically. He used a USB webcam to show IR light coming from remote control units as well as the film, "Infrared - More than Your Eyes can See". This was well received. Unfortunately the presentation was during the Friday before the labor day long weekend, which kept attendance low.
Mr. Blackwell has been working with the Star Formation team on a poster for presentation at the next American Astronomical Society meeting. This poster will specifically address the educational aspects of their project and how it has benefited students taking astronomy programs.