Reaching Out From The Mountaintop. “A WIYN-WIN Initiative ”. Doug Isbell PAEO Manager. multiplier effect. NOAO Who Are We?. NSF Funded, Founded in 1982 KPNO, CTIO, Gemini PAEO: EO, PO, and Public Information. Work Closely with STScI, JPL, UA, and more . . . Including WIYN.
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“A WIYN-WIN Initiative”
Astronomy = Unique Opportunity + Fundamental Responsibility
NSF invests in activities that integrate research and education, and that develop
reward systems that support teaching, mentoring and outreach. Effective integration of research and education at all levels infuses learning with the excitement of discovery. Joining together research and education also assures that the findings and methods of research are quickly and effectively communicated in a broader context and to a larger audience.NSF Core Strategy #2
Integrating Research & Education
K-12, college, grad, teachers, Standards-based, formal classrooms, TLRBSE, Project ASTRO, RET, REU
Visitor center, public programs, telescope viewing
E-mails, letters, phone calls, speaker requests
Print, television, home pages, webcasting . . .
Best Part about astronomy –
fresh “eyes” always coming along
Always more to learn, and always a fresh chance to get inspired to do some new outreach and touch some new minds.