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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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    1. Spitzer Space TelescopeResearch Program for Students & Teachers Doris Daou Doris Daou

    2. 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

    3. To inspire the next generation. . . … of explorers. WHY E/PO? …bold, innovative approaches... PublicOutreach …pursuing a common goal InformalEducation FormalEducation Doris Daou

    4. 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

    5. Spitzer Space TelescopeResearch Program for Teachers 3.5 hours of Director Discretionary Time …. 12 chosen in Program Doris Daou

    6. In the Beginning! • NOAO Workshop • AAS Workshop • Teams • Six Proposals Doris Daou

    7. 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

    8. You’re one of US Now! • Data Analysis Visits • Scientists Rapport • Students Factor • Media Doris Daou

    9. Is There an End! • Follow Up • Scientists Rapport • Lessons • AAS? • Papers? Doris Daou

    10. 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

    11. E/PO Stats • 366 teachers • 940 students • 1289 General Public Doris Daou