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VENUS TRANSIT AND SPACE CAMP at
NC A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
5/6, June 2012 2:00PM-6:30PM
MARTEENA HALL PLANETARIUM
To reserve your spot
call: 336 285 2108
Curator: Dr. Abebe Kebede
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SPACE CAMP CONTENT
Participants will learn about and answers
Concepts: The sun our star, study of the sun using spectroscopy, electromagnetic spectrum, spectral lines, design of a spectroscope, space weather - the sun and its effects on the near earth environment and technology. This part of the outreach activity is motivated by the current colossal solar events of solar storms. The students will learn about the differences and similarities of the spectra of hydrogen, Helium, neon and mercury, and make a comparison with the spectrum of the sun. With the help of the teacher and the facilitator, the students make conclusions about the composition of the sun.
The students will also learn about different sources of light, and studied the similarities and difference. The activities will show the difference between emission and continuous spectra using incandescent lamp and a hydrogen tube. The light is analyzed using a box spectroscope donated by Stanford University and a regular diffraction grating. This discussion is followed by the definition of space weather, and identifying its effects on earth and how to study space weather, and career in space physics and space engineering.
The students will also be introduced to sources for satellite data, and current images of the sun We use the SOHO Satellite website to show the students how to download current images of the sun as well as LASCO C2/C3 movie clips that show coronal mass ejections. At the end of the lessons some educational materials will be given to the participants. Some these materials are donated by Stanford University and NASA-Sun-Earth Connection.
The purpose of this note is to bring the community up to date on this project. The telescope will be used as a teaching facility as a part of the NASA Space Science grant to NC A&T. Because the telescope is designed to operate automatically under the control of operators accessing it via the internet it will seldom have visitors at the site (except for construction, routine maintenance and repairs).
1. Telescope mount (Paramount ME from Software Bisque)
2. CCD Camera for telescope (Apogee Alta U-47)
3. Clamshell Dome (12’ clamshell by Astro Haven)