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October 2005 updates for Mr. Chun

Published: October 15, 2005

Mr. Chun ran two in-service workshops on the last two Wednesdays of October for science teachers in his school district: one on classroom infrared activities, and the other on multi-wavelength (including infrared) astronomy research in the science classroom. The teachers really enjoyed Michelle's IR video. The teachers went away with new ideas for activities and science fair projects in their physical science, biology, and chemistry classes. Mr. Chun had ten teachers attending each workshop.

Mr. Chun gave a one hour lecture on the Spitzer Space telescope, the teacher researcher program, and our group's research to a group of approximately 50 amateur astronomers at the Seagrave Memorial Observatory in Scituate, RI. It was a different experience talking to a knowledgeable and informed audience. He was peppered with questions throughout the lecture. The Spitzer DVD was very useful. He showed the IR video, the simulated launch, and the pretty visible to IR pictures. They were also quite interested in how he used IR in the classroom and with my students.

The 2023 NITARP application is now available! Go here for the instructions. Applications are due by 3pm Pacific time, Monday Sep 12, 2022. (NOTE: we do not yet know if we will be permitted to travel to the AAS!)