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NESTA & Rubin Observatory—"Hazardous Asteroids” Webinar

  • 09 Feb 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Webinar, online

Hazardous Asteroids webinar begins—6-8:30 pm EST, Tuesday, February 9. 
Session will be recorded for those with time conflicts

Please register by February 7— https://ls.st/haw 

Are You looking for a way to enhance your Solar System/Geologic Hazards unit?  
Vera C. Rubin Observatory is developing a series of free-online astronomy investigations using REAL astronomical data providing a rich & interactive experiences for students
Learn more about how we search for potentially hazardous asteroids.  Explore our new Hazardous Asteroids investigation & support materials. Time to engage in peer discussions to help adapted these materials to work in your classroom contexts &  support learning outcomes.
 NGSS designed investigation also applicable to State/Local standards

Guest Speaker - Dr. Robert Jedicke         

Dr Robert Jedicke has had professional careers in particle physics, astronomy, and software engineering (and flirted with becoming a professional football player).  He has been at the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy for the last 18 years where he led the development of the Moving Object Processing System for the Pan-STARRS telescope on Maui that is now the world’s leading discovery system for potentially hazardous asteroids and comets.  His current research interests with Trans Astronautica Corporation involve studies related to in-space resource utilization of asteroids to provide water as fuel for spacecraft missions.

Workshop outline:

  • Introduction to Rubin Observatory and online investigations (15 minutes)
  • Presentation - Killer Asteroids!Dr. Robert Jedicke -  University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, plus questions (20 minutes)
  • Work through the Hazardous Asteroids investigation - small group breakout rooms. (1 hour)
  • Review of investigation support materials, all-group discussion - investigation pedagogy and implementation, questions (30 minutes)
  • Opportunities from Rubin Observatory, workshop evaluation (15 minutes)

Note: Workshop will be recorded for those who cannot attend live, however, you are encouraged to attend in real time to benefit from interactions with the speaker and your colleagues.

Audience: Teachersadvanced Middle School through College Introductory Astronomy (“Astro 101”)

NESTA will provide certificates of participation to all who complete the workshopupon request

For more details or questionscontact Ardis Herrold: aherrold@lsst.org

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