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October-December 2008 updates for Mr. DeWolf

Published: December 15, 2008

Mr. DeWolf did a 45 min session on his involvement in the Spitzer program, at the MESTA conference on Oct 4th. It included a PowerPoint overview of what he and his students are doing in the Spitzer program. He also showed one of the activities from the SOFIA Active Astronomy lessons - sensing infrared light with solar cell detector and digital cameras. In addition, he put together an activity where teachers and students built a light detector with a jumbo LED and digital multimeter. Teachers explored the different voltages produced by different wavelengths. They also were able to detect light from a remote with the sensor when an infrared LED from the SOFIA kit was used in the sensor.

Mr. DeWolf has created a wiki site to help teachers incorporate infrared astronomy topics in their classrooms. http://spitzer-science-at-chhs.wikispaces.com/

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!)