Documents from the Conference
|Welcome address – An overview of HOU, and plans for the conference.||Carl Pennypacker, June 26|
|Telescope network ideas – An overview of our HOU network and ideas about the Las Cumbres network||Carl Pennypacker, June 26|
|Analyzing Slit Spectra with Visual Spec – Introducing the software package VSpec. Summary of share-athon talk, with link to the web site for download of VSpec.||David Barnaby, June 26|
|Learning to work with spectra – A strategy to gently introduce students to spectroscopy.||Richard Gelderman, June 27|
|The Kepler/HOU Eclipsing Binary Club Powerpoint presentation – A planned system of curricular module, test images, and access to small telescopes so students can meaningfully find and measure eclipsing binary stars on the Internet. This is believed to be useful training and cognitive scaffolding for understanding planets such as those Kepler will find.||Carl Pennypacker, June 26|
|TIMSS_inspired_astronomy powerpoint presentation – A professional development system that endeavors to embed large themes and coherence into a curriculum.
The goal is that teachers see a professional development system that shows connections, uses inquiry, and is a tightly constructed system that shows how common themes of energy and system thread through and connect many components of science education.
|Carl Pennypacker, based on Rich Lohman’s course and their collaboration , June 27|
|Frontiers of Discovery Powerpoint presentation – A proposed after-school system to use the PanSTARRS survey system, the Las Cumbres Boys and Girls Clubs, and make long-term study of asteroids and variable stars found in this system.||Carl Pennypacker, June 27|
|SalsaJ image processing software – instructions for installing SalsaJ for Mac.||Alan Gould, June 27|
|Asteroid Lab is a guide for teachers to use Internet-accessible telescopes to measure the average distance that asteroids are from the Sun.||Patrick Miller, June 30|
|Supernova Presentation discusses the process for subtraction astronomical images and using these subtractions to locate supernovae and active galactic nuclei.||Patrick Miller, June 30|