AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 77 Astronomy for K-12
Poster, Thursday, June 3, 2004, 9:20am-4:00pm, Ballroom

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[77.05] GEMS at OVRO: Education Courses in Radio Astronomy

A.J. Beasley (CARMA/Caltech), B.J. Schuck (Bishop Elementary School), L. Dawson (Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory), M.W. Hodges, A.J. Mercer (CARMA/Caltech)

A collaboration between the Caltech Owens Valley Radio Observatory and the UCSB Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory has been formed to provide an astronomy-related hands-on summer instruction course for elementary-level students in eastern California. We are using the OVRO 40-m telescope to reinforce the LHS GEMS "Messages from Space" curriculum; the control room of the telescope has been remodelled into a classroom, and a user-friendly control and data acquisition system for the 40-m has been developed. After a successful pilot program in 2003 where students spent time searching for SETI signals from nearby bright stars, we are continuing to expand our suite of instructional experiments.

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