AAS 197, January 2001
Session 86. Innovations in Teaching Astronomy I
Joint Display, Wednesday, January 10, 2001, 9:30am-7:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[86.16] More Than Your Eyes Can See: SIRTF's Public Education Program

M. L. Thaller, M. D. Bicay, D. Daou (SIRTF Science Center)

How do you communicate what infared radiation is to the public? The SIRTF Science Center has established a series of educational products based around the theme, "Infrared: More Than Your Eyes Can See." Students can discover infrared for themselves, using a classroom activity that replicates William Herschel's original 1800 experiment. We also have a video (free for educators) that uses the latest color infrared cameras to show students the contrast between visible and infrared light. For the web, we have websites that range from the general (a tutorial about infrared light) to the specific (links to infrared applications in geology, medicine, law inforcement, and astronomy). Visit our website or come by our booth to pick up an assortment of educational products, including slide sets, lithographs, posters, brochures, and videos.

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