Podcaster: Rob Sparks
Title: Dark Skies and Energy Education
Description: Dark skies is an important topic in astronomy. In the summer of 2012, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory received a grant from the Arizona Public Service Foundation to run a dark skies education program for sixth grade students in the Yuma School District. Students learned about dark skies and energy conservation. Each school did a project where they dealt with many of the issues surrounding dark skies. In this podcast, we describe the project and interview representatives from the Arizona Public Service Foundation, NOAO staff involved in the project, teachers and students.
Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com.
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