AAS 198th Meeting, June 2001
Session 23. Outstanding Programs in Education and Public Outreach
Special Session Oral, Monday, June 4, 2001, 10:00-11:30am, C212-214

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[23.01] More Than Your Eyes Can See: Outreach at the Space Infrared Telescope Facility

M. Thaller (SIRTF Science Center)

Communicating the world of infrared astronomy to the public comes with a unique set of pleasures and challenges. How do you begin to visualize the universe in a kind of light that is totally invisible to the human eye? At the SIRTF Science Center, we're answering that question with a wide variety of educational projects and products. We've produced a suite of award-winning websites (all of which can be accessed at sirtf.caltech.edu) that speak to audiences as varied as kindegarteners to amateur astronomers. We've also filmed and distributed a short video about infrared light that has become a favorite with NASA education specialists as well as classroom teachers. In the coming year, we will be collaborating with SOFIA to develop an internet-based astronomy course that will be part of an online master's degree in education.

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