posted by: Tom Loughran
I had a great time with some 40 middle school students from South Bend Community School Corporation’s Navarre Intermediate Center this morning: they created close to 40 astroimages using the Aladin applet after an exploration of the cosmos in Google Sky. Orienting to Google Earth and Sky, all the way through creation and publication of astroimages, was a pretty big challenge for 5th graders, but they proved up to the task. (The procedure they used can be found here.) Thanks to Deb Notestine and JINA for the invitation to spend time with these students, part of a much larger group that came to campus to explore a variety of topics in astronomy; thanks to the astrophysics graduate students who put research aside for a time to assist; thanks also to the teachers from Navarre who helped make this trip work.