Published: September 15, 2006
On June 27, 2006, Mr. Devore gave a power point presentation at the Hands-On Universe conference at Yerkes Observatory on the topic "Student Research at Cape Fear High School". Included in the presentation were the results of his Spitzer project "The Supermassive Blackhole in ARP 102B", the discovery of three new supernovae, and recovery and measurement of 25 Near Earth Objects (NEOs). The conference was attended by about 30 people -- scientists, astronomy professors, and high school teachers His presentation was enthusiastically received and he received an invitation to present it at the Global Hands-On Universe conference.
In mid-August, Mr. Devore attended the GHOU Conferenece in France, and again presented "Student Research at Cape Fear High School". The conference was attended by about 50 people from 15 countries --mostly university level astronomy educators. Several said that the presentation was one of the highlights of the conference.
Mr. Devore has been invited to give the presentation to his local school board next month, although the date has not been scheduled. Mr. Devore is also scheduled to give the presentation to the Fayetteville Astronomical Society at their monthly meeting on Sep 28th, and again on Sep 30th at the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.