All posts by Georgia

By Georgia on September 19, 2012 in

Hi Everyone, Almost time for the weekly Science Hour. This week it’s education on tap with a first look at CQX’s new lesson unit to accompany Moon Mappers. Get your handouts here:  http://cosmoquest.org/Downloads/TerraLuna.zip

By Georgia on June 4, 2012 in

If school weren’t already out for the summer (at least it is here in Edwardsville, IL), I bet there would be more than a few teachers thinking hard about plans to incorporate the upcoming Transit of Venus event into their classrooms. Now, of course, public outreach is always in season—no need to have the school […]

By Georgia on April 14, 2012 in

Astronomers are a determined bunch—especially the amateurs. In pursuit of dark, starry skies–and possibly the best view ever of the Whirlpool Galaxy–they drive for miles to escape city lights. They endure cold, hunger, and the occasional wild animal as they try to bag another deep sky object. Fervently hoping and praying that the clouds or […]

By Georgia on March 29, 2012 in

I’m having my usual moment of “aaggghhhh” as I stare at my possible agenda for the next four days. I’m at the National Science Teachers Association national conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, and to say that it’s huge is just not going far enough. There are over 50 sessions and workshops to choose from in the […]