Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Age of the Milky Way Teacher Workshop

Yesterday I survived my 8-hour drive from Austin to McDonald Observatory for the 2008 version of our teacher continuing education workshop. It was a gorgeous drive, with thunderstorms building in the distance, lots of sunshine, and very empty roads.

Today our teachers arrived, 14 high school science teachers who braved $4/gallon gas to drive and learn a little astronomy. We got them into hard-core research right away; the picture above shows one group working on cutting and pasting. (We made sure to give them safety scissors for cutting.)

We're hoping for clear weather tonight, but the weather forecast is not very favorable.

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