Working area for AAS jan 2008 poster
This poster is led by Luisa Rebull, and just some of the many people are listed explicitly as co-authors. Please don't be offended; the rest of you (and there are a LOT of you) are included in the umbrella of "the rest of the Spitzer Teacher Program Team" because if i were to include all of the teachers and all of the students and all of the scientists who have ever worked on this project, half the poster would be taken up by the list (in small font)!
Go here to get a copy of the FINAL draft: Media:aas08overview.pdf
Abstract as submitted
(gosh i wish the AAS would get their act together and post all the abstracts so that i can just link it in!)
The Spitzer Science Center (SSC) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) have designed a program for teacher and student research using observing time on the Spitzer Space Telescope. This program has as its goals the fundamental NASA goals of inspiring and motivating students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as to engage the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery. Our educational plan addresses the NASA objectives of improving student proficiency in science and improving science instruction by providing a unique opportunity to a group of teachers and students to observe with Spitzer and work with Spitzer archival data. This program allows a team of teachers and their students to use Director's Discretionary Time on the Spitzer Space Telescope for educational observations, thereby getting scientific research into the classroom. More than fifteen conference posters or journal articles have resulted from this project, with more being presented at this AAS meeting. We have won a NASA group achievement award in 2007. We believe that this project provides a potential model for outreach efforts on other NASA missions, including particularly WISE, where plans are already underway to follow this model. For more information, please see our companion poster (Spuck et al.) or visit the wiki on which we are sharing materials developed by our teacher-scientist teams: https://coolwiki.ipac.caltech.edu/
This one is led by Tim Spuck, and will include input from all of the teachers and students who have been working on the wiki. (while most of the traffic of late has been Mr. Spuck's students, it is not just Mr. Spuck's students who are working on the poster!) Look on the "talk page" for this page to find some discussion about components of this poster.
Note that this poster will be physically located next to the poster above from Luisa, so it does not have to explain what the program is, etc., because it can just point to the adjacent poster.
A draft version of this poster will be posted here when possible.
--Spuck 13:13, 14 December 2007 (PST) Target date to have some sort of draft poster is Saturday, December 22.
Abstract as submitted
The Spitzer Science Center (SSC) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) have designed a program for teacher and student research using observing time on the Spitzer Space Telescope. (For more information on this program, please see our companion poster, Rebull et al.) As part of this program, we are developing a wiki, where the scientists, teachers, and students can share the materials they have developed and interact with each other. The wiki currently has background information, some general lessons and discussion pages; it also provides a place for the teams to continue working on their specific research projects. This poster will describe some of the wiki contents, and our plans for future development.
WZ Sge poster
Not sure who's leading this one, but from Oil City, Matthew Walentosky and Timothy Spuck are working on this. If we could, we would look in the AAS abstract postings to find out who and what....
--Spuck 13:08, 14 December 2007 (PST) Beth Thomas has the lead on this one. I know progress is being made.
Galaxy classification in Taurus poster
This one is led by Tim Spuck, and will include input from his students, but if Babs and her students can help, then they will. Note that this project includes substantial access to proprietary data, and as such, carries with it a LONG list of co-authors who were involved in obtaining all of this data. An early draft of this poster would be good so that all those people have time to look at the poster and send you comments...
Abstract as submitted
In the 44-square-degree Spitzer map of the main Taurus cloud obtained using the IRAC and MIPS cameras on the Spitzer Space Telescope, many resolved galaxies can be found. Simply locating this population is important, at the very least to distinguish candidate Taurus association members from resolved galaxies. We have identified the resolved galaxy population. We present multi-color thumbnail images of typical galaxies, and place them into the Hubble Sequence where possible.
--Spuck 13:06, 14 December 2007 (PST) I'm hoping we can have a draft of the poster sometime on Saturday, December 22. Will be soon enough for people to review and comment on it?