IYA Multiwavelength Image Unveiling. Teleconference Briefing: What You Need to Know for Your Institution’s Great Observatories IYA Image Unveiling Event Denise Smith and Carolyn Slivinski Space Telescope Science Institute Sept. 22, 2009. Call-In Etiquette.
What You Need to Know
for Your Institution’s Great Observatories
IYA Image Unveiling Event
Denise Smith and Carolyn SlivinskiSpace Telescope Science Institute
Sept. 22, 2009
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NASA Museum Alliance: a nationwide network of professionals at museums, science centers, planetariums, observatory visitor centers . . .
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
“Whenever something happens in the sky--an eclipse, a falling star, a NASA mission--people call their local museum or planetarium.”
--Bill Gutsch and Jim Manning (former presidents of International Planetarium Society)
Register at https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/alliance
To help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day and night time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery.
A global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, highlighted by the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo.
To offer an engaging astronomy experience to every person in the country, nurture existing partnerships and build new connections to sustain public interest.
These activities aim to increase awareness of astronomy, and to strengthen interest in science and science education.
You play an important role in bringing the wonders of the universe to your community during the International Year of Astronomy (and beyond)!
The images you will receive may not released to the public until Nov. 10. In signing up for this event, you have agreed to abide by the embargo date. The official NASA press release will occur on Nov. 10. Your unveiling event must not be scheduled before that date.
Each of the three Great Observatories (Chandra, Hubble, Spitzer) detects different wavelengths of light.
Check out “Telescopes from the Ground Up” at http://amazing-space.stsci.edu
Each part of the electromagnetic spectrum provides a piece of the puzzle in understanding our universe.
Messier 51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
Please contact Carolyn for image credits
Print size: 36” wide by 48” tall
Putting it all together…
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Print size: 72” wide by 36” tall
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6in Maksutov reflector
B,V,R,I, ND-4 filters
650x500 pixel at 5”/pxl
1º x 0.75º field
Reminder: The information covered on these teleconferences is embargoed. You may not invite members of the public to the telecon.
Your event is one way that NASA shares its discoveries with the public. It is very important for us to be able to report back to NASA about the success of the program, to help NASA understand the public impact. For that reason we ask you to: