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Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program for Students & Teachers. Doris Daou. NASA’s Vision. Share the excitement of space science discoveries with the public Enhance the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, particularly at the pre-college level

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Spitzer space telescope research program for students teachers
Spitzer Space TelescopeResearch Program for Students & Teachers

Doris Daou

Doris Daou


Nasa s vision
NASA’s Vision

  • Share the excitement of space science discoveries with the public

  • Enhance the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, particularly at the pre-college level

  • Help create our 21st century scientific and technical workforce

Addressing these 3 goals has led to the establishment of a multi-faceted portfolio of activities involving many types of partners and carried out in many types of communities across the country.

Doris Daou


Why e po

To inspire the next generation. . .

… of explorers.

WHY E/PO?

…bold, innovative approaches...

PublicOutreach

…pursuing a common goal

InformalEducation

FormalEducation

Doris Daou


E po platforms

Spitzer E/PO Components

E/PO Platforms

The Invisible Universe!

Formal

Education

Informal

Education

Public

Outreach

• Museum Exhibits

& Programs

• Planetarium Shows

• Youth Programs

(e.g. Scouts)

• IMAX Films,

• Webcasts

• Spitzer Teachers Program

• Science Teachers

Workshops

• Classroom Activities

• Touch The Invisible Sky

• GEMS Guide

• The Invisible Universe

Online Course

•Community College

• Links to Systemic

Reform

• Educator Workshops

• K-14 Curriculum

Development

• Distance Learning

Course

• Ask an Astronomer

Video Series

•PBS/NOVA

Origins Series

• STARDATE

Radio Programs

• Educational TV

• Radio Programs

•Internet

• Popular

Science Articles

in Magazines

•ViewSpace

• Alien Earths

• Whyville

• Space Place

Doris Daou


Spitzer space telescope research program for teachers
Spitzer Space TelescopeResearch Program for Teachers

3.5 hours of

Director Discretionary Time

…. 12 chosen in Program

Doris Daou


In the beginning
In the Beginning!

  • NOAO Workshop

  • AAS Workshop

  • Teams

  • Six Proposals

Doris Daou


Observing programs
Observing Programs

  • Young Stars in IC 2118

    Luisa Rebull (SSC)

  • Observing Iron Stars with Spitzer

    Don Hoard (SSC) and Steve Howell (NOAO)

  • Intergalactic Star Formation in Tidal Dwarf Galaxies of M81

    Varoujan Gorjian (JPL/SSC) and John Feldmeier (NOAO)

  • AGN Spectral Energy Distributions of 4C 29.45

    Mark Lacy (SSC)

  • The Supermassive Black Hole in Arp102B

    Ranga-Ram Chary (SSC)

  • Detecting Brown Dwarfs in Interacting Cataclysmic Binaries

    Don Hoard (SSC) and Steve Howell (NOAO)

Doris Daou


You re one of us now
You’re one of US Now!

  • Data Analysis Visits

  • Scientists Rapport

  • Students Factor

  • Media

Doris Daou


Is there an end
Is There an End!

  • Follow Up

  • Scientists Rapport

  • Lessons

  • AAS?

  • Papers?

Doris Daou


Spitzer teachers as ambassadors
Spitzer Teachers as Ambassadors

  • BEFORE

    • 3 Workshops for teachers in

      district or neighboring schools

      districts

  • AFTER

    • Presentation at national,

      regional, and local teachers

      meetings,

    • AAS

  • Doris Daou


    E po stats
    E/PO Stats

    • 366 teachers

    • 940 students

    • 1289 General Public

    Doris Daou


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