- Students do research with the
Hubble Space Telescope: For the first time ever, K-12
classrooms used this unique optical telescope by deciding what astronomical
bodies to study, watching while the satellite was prepared to capture
their data, and then interpreting the scientific significance of their
- "Making Your Observations" on March
14, 1996 a live, one-hour interactive telecast linked students to the
Space Telescope Science Institute and to the Goddard Space Flight Center,
to witness the acquisition of "their" data.
- "Announcing Your Results" A second
live interactive telecast enabled students to interpret and understand
their observations, now enhanced by image processing. In the meantime,
they could watch Marc Buie Analyzing our Pluto
images as he shared his progress online.
- Happy Birthday, Dr. Clyde Tombaugh!
Students helped Dr. Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in 1930, to celebrate his 90th birthday on
February 4th. Check out the terrific participation!
- Collaborative Weather Activity in which
students measured local weather conditions and shared their data with
- Introduction to Image Processing
Lessons help you in activities that let your students manipulate
real planet images, replicating the actions of professional astronomers
and point you to freely available software.
- Challenge Questions
provided a new riddle each Monday. The answer was provided the following
- Live interactions with
NASA experts were offered via CU-SeeMe and WebChat.
- Star Census Classroom Collaboratory
had students study the night sky, discuss their first-hand observations
locally and share results with a national audience.