[Space Science and Sun-Earth Connections]
of Metallic Materials
Internet Pilot to Physics
Minorities in Science
to gutaye @ ncat .edu
July 10, 2013 1030-12:50
Lockhart and Abebe Kebede
Number of Participants 20
1. Navigating the sky and Resources: Dr. Kebede gave a 30 minute
lecture on how to navigate the sky, and about available resources the
students and the public can use to navigate and understand the sky.
Using SkyGaze 4.5 a sky software, students were able to identify and
name constelations, orbits of planets and celestial coordinates.
Students were able to see the sky as it appers when viewed from
different locations. Students were also introduced to a network
of telescopes managed by harvard Microbservatory. Three students were
selected to take pictures of the moon, M15 and the andromeda galaxy.
They learned how to set up the telescopes to take pictures. As an
excercise student are asked to take pics of any object they like and to
email to Dr. Abebe Kebede.
2. Planetarium show: Mr. Casear Lockhart gave a brief introduction of
the sky and proceeded with the practical navigation of the sky.
Students were able to identify the zodiac constellation, learn about
the seasons, occurances of eclipses, and how historically
constellations are used as navigation tools. One example is how
fugitive slaves used the big dipper to escape to northern United
States. This folk lore inspired the songs Follow the Drinking Gourd
Other activities We distributed recruitment materials, and CD on the
sun and earth connection