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Astronomy Project for middle school
September 13, 2022

Astronomy Project for middle school

In our SkyServer Projects, you will learn science by studying the 80 million stars and galaxies of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) - the same objects that professional astronomers study. Most of these objects have never been seen before by human eyes. STUDENTS: Work through these projects at your own pace. Each consists of several questions and exercises…

School telescope
September 5, 2022

School telescope

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is one of a few in the nation to have their own observatory. Teachers and students from all grade levels are able to utilize this facility to reinforce their curriculum. Activities also include outreach to public groups, other schools and local colleges and universities. The dome which houses the telescope is fully rotational…

Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers
September 5, 2022

Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers

There are so many of us fascinated by the night sky. Nevertheless, it is hard to enjoy its beauty from your backyard. It will be difficult for you to identify planets, stars, and clusters, especially if you are a beginner. But we have a solution for you. With modern online tools for astronomy, sometimes you do not even need a telescope to see the magic of a night…

Astrobiology Schools
August 5, 2022

Astrobiology Schools

Check out the Fall 2016 Newsletter to learn about what our students and faculty have been up to these past couple of months! MORE> Early earth s air pressure was less than half of today s A new study led by UWAB alum Sanjoy Som together with UWAB professors Roger Buick and David Catling and others implies that early Earth s atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion…

Best Schools for Astronomy
July 30, 2022

Best Schools for Astronomy

What s the best college to choose to get an astronomy job when you graduate? Although we detail a ranking of the best astronomy programs at colleges and universities in the US, your search shouldn t stop there. Make sure you give yourself a good chance of success with our tips on applications too. Astronomy is literally the study of the stars. The word has its…

Solar System Project ideas for middle school
May 21, 2022

Solar System Project ideas for middle school

Increasing Expectations for Teaching and Learning Science instruction naturally engages students when it involves hands-on activities and various instructional strategies. Tools such as videos, projects and collaborative activities contribute to keeping students on task. It s important to maintain this engagement. Use this guide to sustain students interest…

School of Physics and Astronomy
March 9, 2022

School of Physics and Astronomy

The School of Physics and Astronomy world-renowned researchers are members of international collaborations making new discoveries about the origins of our universe, dark matter, the inner workings of cells, and more. Tradition of excellence Dating back to the late 1880s, the School of Physics and Astronomy boasts award-winning faculty who have received these…

Solar System activities for middle school
December 9, 2021

Solar System activities for middle school

Lessons and Activities Your students will take a voyage of discovery to the outer Solar System; the realm of giant planets, beautiful rings, and exotic moons. An assortment of standards-based lesson plans and classroom activities about the Solar System; intended for elementary, middle, and high school students. Grades 6-8 Kinesthetic Astronomy These lessons are…

Astronomy Camps for high school students
November 21, 2017

Astronomy Camps for high school students

Alfred University Observatory. Photo by Allen Grove Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a future in astronomy can explore their passion at this residential camp hosted by Alfred University’s Stull Observatory, considered one of the top teaching observatories in the country. Instructed by AU physics and astronomy faculty members, students…

Good Schools for Astronomy
November 11, 2016

Good Schools for Astronomy

This online database will help you compare graduate programs: Getting In: An Applicant s Guide to Graduate School Admissions, a very useful book. Read - Fran Bagenal s article in STATUS, Applying to Graduate School, (see Getting In). Graduate Student Resources (pdf) In Astronomy, an effective essay will be about 1 to 2 pages long with a description of your education…