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Welcome to Extreme Astronomy @ the Planetarium A Cosmology Short Course for Planetarium Staff. Why KICP and not CfCP Goals of this Course Your Mission…. Schedule Logistics Partners. Randall H. Landsberg Co-Course Director Director Education & Outreach. KICP ?.

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Welcome toExtreme Astronomy @ the Planetarium

A Cosmology Short Course for Planetarium Staff

  • Why KICP and not CfCP
  • Goals of this Course
  • Your Mission….
  • Schedule
  • Logistics
  • Partners

Randall H. Landsberg

Co-Course Director

Director Education & Outreach

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KICP ?
  • CfCP = NSF Physics Frontier Center (2001)
    • Profound Advances + Education & Outreach
      • What is dark energy?
      • Did inflation happen and if so why?
      • What do the highest energy particles tell us about the cosmos?
  • KICP = Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
    • $7.5 Million Endowment from Kavli Foundation (2004)
focus kicp outreach
Focus KICP Outreach

Signature Programs

Museum Partnerships

Space Explorers

(Cosmology) Short Courses

Public Interest & Excitement

Engaging Underrepresented Minorities in SMET

Teaching Teachers about Cosmology & Providing Tools

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KICP Short Courses

1 Per Year Planned with Follow-Up

Goal of This Course:

To incorporate modern high energy astrophysics into planetarium programming

  • Framework for Understanding Modern High Energy Astrophysics
  • Tools to Use @ Your Planetarium
          • Visuals
          • Movies
          • Resources
  • Seeds for Future Collaboration
    • KICP Visitors Program
    • Future Short Courses
    • Shows for the Public
your mission
Your Mission….
  • Actively Participate in the Short Course
  • Bring Modern Astrophysics Back to Your Home Inst.
  • Provide Feedback
    • During the Course
    • Evaluation
    • At GLPA follow-up session
      • October 20 Wednesday (Noon-3pm)
    • Keep us informed of your progress
    • Follow Up Evaluation ~ 1yr
course schedule
Course Schedule

FRIDAY: SEPTEMBER 24, 2004

8:00 AM Coffee and Welcome (Randy Landsberg) Galileo’s

8:30-10:00 AM Lecture: Overview (Simon Swordy) Cyber Space

10:00 AM Discussion & Coffee (Simon Swordy) Galileo’s

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Lecture: Black Holes, Neutron Stars, Pulsars, and Much More: X-ray Astronomy Then and Now (Mel Ulmer) Cyber Space

12 PM Lunch Galileo’s

1:00-2:00 PM Demo - 3D Visualizations

(Doug Roberts & Mark SubbaRao) Black Hole Theater

2:00-3:00 PM Lecture: Gamma-Ray Astronomy from Space

(Carlo Graziani) Cyber Space

3:00-3:30 PM Discussion & Coffee (Carlo Graziani) Galileo’s

3:30-4:00 PM Tour Adler/Bookstore

4:00-5:30 PM Adler show/Tour & 3D (Doug Roberts & Mark SubbaRao)

5:30-6:30 PM Lecture: History of High-Energy Astronomy

(Dietrich Müller) Cyber Space

6:30-8:30 PM Dinner at the Adler Galileo’s

8:30 PM (optional) Adler Show Sonic Vision (optional)

saturday

Partner

Saturday

SATURDAY: SEPTEMBER 25, 2004

8:45 AM Coffee Question & Answer Session

9:00-10:30 AM Lecture: Ground Based Gamma-Ray Astronomy

(Scott Wakely) Cyber Space

10:30-11:30 AM Virtual Observatory Activity

(Mark SubbaRao) Cyber Space

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Break-out Sessions & box Lunch (Classrooms A&B)

1:00-2:00 PM Lecture: Cosmic Ray & Neutrino Detection

(Angela Olinto) Cyber Space

2:00-2:30 PM Discussion & Coffee (Angela Olinto)

3:00-4:30 PM Cosmic Ray Experiments (Tom Jordan) Cyber Space

5:00 PM Dinner/Social in Chinatown

Lao Sze Chuan 2172 S. Archer Avenue

6:00 PM RedMoon Theater: "Sink, Sank, Sunk", Ping Tom Memorial Park

sunday end 4pm
Sunday (end 4pm)

SUNDAY: SEPTEMBER 26, 2004

9:00-10:00 AM Coffee & Lecture: Supernovae Remnants

(Jim Truran) Cyber Space

10:00-10:30 AM Discussion & Coffee (Jim Truran)

10:30-11:30 AM Lecture: Black Holes & Active Galaxies (Doug Roberts) Cyber Space

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch with Q&A (Doug Roberts) Galileo’s

1:00-2:30 PM Lecture: High Energy Objects at Other Wavelengths (Lucy Fortson) Cyber Space

2:30-4:00 PM Informal Q&A/Close-out & Coffee/snacks

(Simon Swordy, Lucy Fortson, Randy Landsberg) Galileo’s

October 20, 2004 Noon-3pm Follow Up Session @ GLP)

logistics
Logistics
  • Location Adler (CyberSpace & Galileos)
  • Lecture Slides will be provided
    • Hardcopy & CD/Web (latter)
  • E-mail Access
  • Meals Provided
  • Transportation Provided to/from Hotel/Adler/Socials
    • See Bus Schedule
  • Tiffany Miles – Key Contact
    • Will coordinate travel to airport (Sign-up sheet)
    • Travel Reimbursement
    • Inform her of any deviations (e.g., driving self)

NO Food In

CyberSpace

thanks to

Partner

Thanks to

All the Instructors

PARTNERS

  • GLPA
  • Adler Planetarium

Larry Ciupik

Gary Sampson

Bob Bonadurer