HAWK - EYES ON SCIENCE

and

HAWK - EYES IN SPACE

Outreach Programs

2017 Events and Date Calendar

 

                                             

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February 2, 2017 You are invited to attend the third lecture in the public lecture series that accompanies the "Hawkeyes in Space" exhibit (on display through May 2017) on Thursday night at the Old Capitol Museum (3rd floor) at 6:30 pm. Colleague Craig Kletzing will be talking about the auroral borealis. Explorer Seminar Series. Flyer

February 6, 2017 Staci Tiedeken and Zachary Luppen showed the Moon to the kids at the Hospital using Galileoscopes, demonstrated a scale model of the solar system, showed the Earth-Moon-Sun system, and talked about the seasons and Earth's tilt. Spectroscopy was also discussed using spectrum glasses. Kids also constructed their own constellations using marshmallows of various colors and sizes with pretzels.

February 7, 2017 Family Enrichment Night at Hoover Elementary from 6:05-6:45 PM.

February 7, 2017 Jim Schroeder gave a demonstration at Grinnell College. The demonstration, called the e/m demo, shows the characteristic behavior of electrons in a magnetic field, which was a key piece of background info used in his talk about plasmas and auroras

February 11, 2017 Nearly 400 girls in 6th-8th grade along with their parents will be attending the event. The event is in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, but open to all girls. There will be four sessions that the girls will rotate through the day of the event. Parents are encouraged to attend. The event will take place at the Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) from 9:00AM-11:30AM in room 1163. Video 1 Video 2

February 12, 2017 Women in Science and Engineering STEM Extravaganza. 30-35 attendees, with 10-12 girls per breakout session. The event is taking place at the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa from 1:00PM-5:00PM.

February 16, 2017 Flyer Old Capital Museum at 6:30. This is the fourth lecture in the public lecture series that accompanies the "Hawkeyes in Space" exhibit (on display through May 2017. Scott Baalrud will be talking about the design and construction and physics behind the Iowa Planeterella. IowaNow Link. Channel 2 - Fox 28 Piece. Forbes Article

February 20, 2017 Staci Tiedeken and Zachary Luppen showed the Moon to the kids at the Hospital using Galileoscopes, demonstrated a scale model of the solar system, showed the Earth-Moon-Sun system, and talked about the seasons and Earth's tilt. Spectroscopy was also discussed using spectrum glasses. Kids also constructed their own constellations using marshmallows of various colors and sizes with pretzels.

February 25, 2017  Hawk-Eyes in Space and Hawk-Eyes on Science present for a WINGS class.  Class includes discussion on instrumentation used in astronomy and students will build a simple refracting telescope and a simple calibrated spectrometer.  Students will also use and run a computer-controlled spectrometer and observe the spectra of different gasses and the sun.

March 2, 2017 This was the fifth lecture in the public lecture series that accompanies the "Hawkeyes in Space" exhibit. This event took place at 6:30PM at the Old Capitol Museum. Jasper Halekas talked about the scientific exploration of Mars, including his own work on the MAVEN spacecraft project. Event Flyer

March 3, 2017 Penn Elementary Science Night. The 4th annual event will take place from 6:30-8:00 PM. Alexis Madsen presented the levitron demonstration to the students and their family.

March 4, 2017 Zachary Luppen and Sadie Moore hosted a Boy Scout group so they could earn their space exploration badges. There were about 20 kids and 4 chaperones. The Scouts were showed some demos in room 665 that dealt with basic astronomy concepts. Then they went up to the roof to see the VAO and did some solar observing with glasses.

March 6, 2017 Hidden Figures campus screening. The event took place at the Pappajohn Business Building W10 Buchanan Auditorium. 6:30PM. Event Flyer

March 7, 2017 Physics demonstration to Beckman High School. The presentation took place around 1:15PM. There were 24 students and three teachers in attendance.

March 9, 2017 Staci Tiedeken and Cornelia Lang talked about the upcoming solar eclipse for the Horace Mann Elementary Science Night. They had their own table where the kids made their own solar pinhole projectors made out of cardstock and aluminum foil. They also handed out solar eclipse glasses and solar eclipse information cards which Staci designed. Lastly, they used the Sun-Earth-Moon demo to show the kids how an eclipse works.

March 10, 2017  Physics and Astronomy Departmental Demo Show. The theme this year will center around "Our Lives Online: The Internet and Technology".  The show will be held in LR1 VAN at 7:00 PM. Video (VLC Media File) KCRG Link
The Van Allen Observatory was open to those in attendance after the show. Zachary Luppen, Staci Tiedeken, and Tianshi Xie demonstrated to 25-30 people how the dome works, how the telescope works, and how students use this telescope and its sister scope, Gemini, down in Arizona. He also showed a few examples of the kinds of images that the university is able to take with the telescope and explained the history of objects like the Crab Nebula.

March 16, 2017 George Hospodarsky presented at the Iowa Valley's Family Reading Night Program. There were roughly 200 people at the event. (Parents and their children, mostly 6th grade and younger) He spoke about Professor Van Allen, the history of space physics at the University of Iowa, Cassini, Galileo, Voyager, Mars Express, Juno, and the Van Allen Probes missions. He also talked about the upcoming JUICE and Europa missions.

March 20, 2017 Staci Tiedeken and Zach Luppen presented at the University of Iowa Hospital. They used Galileoscopes, star wheels, and iPads to view the night sky with a group of patients and hospital staff. They also had a guided construction of solar eclipse pinhole viewers and discussed eclipses using the Sun-Earth-Moon demo.

April 1, 2017 Cornelia Lang organized an event with the Public Astronomy Club out of the Quad Cities. They viewed the "Hawkeyes in Space" exhibit at the Old Capital Mall in downtown Iowa City led by Zach Luppen. They then went to the Palisades-Dows observatory for a tour.

April 3, 2017 Staci Tiedeken and Zach Luppen went to the new Children's Hospital and showed a patient and her family a demo of what causes the seasons and eclipses. They also talked about the upcoming solar eclipse, photometry and spectroscopy, and finished up the evening creating some constellations out of pretzels and marshmallows.

April 4, 2017 Shueville Methodist Church. 6:30 PM. Presentation will be given to Cub Scout Pack 37 out of Cedar Rapids. The demonstration will take place from 6:45 - 7:30.

April 5, 2017 Demonstration presented to the University of Iowa's Astronomy Club presented by Zach Luppen. The event took place during a club meeting at 8:00PM in Van Allen Hall Room 618. There was some historical astronomy demonstrations presented.  There were about 15 people in attendance.

April 5, 2017 John Goree gave a physics colloquium at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. It was attended mainly by junior and senior physics majors, plus about seven faculty members including some from biology. He used demos to show the effects of friction.

April 6, 2017 Don Gurnett will be talking about the journey of Voyager 1 into interstellar space. The event will take place at the Old Capitol Museum starting at 6:30PM. This is the sixth lecture in the public lecture series that accompanies the "Hawkeyes in Space" exhibit (on display through May only!). Series Flyer Event Flyer

April 8, 2017 Staci Tiedeken was at the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums for the annual Family Weekend. She had a booth where attendees could construct their own soalr pinhole projectors in preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse. She also set up a solar telescope and sunspotter demonstration in front of Macbride Hall where people could safely view the sun.

April 8, 2017 Physics demonstration will take place at Horn Elementary in Iowa City from 11:00AM-12:00PM in the multi purpose room. The event will follow the science fair taking place from 10:00-11:00AM. Event Flyer

April 17, 2017 Staci Tiedken and Zach Luppen were at the University of Iowa's Children's Hospital. They showed a patient and his mom photometry and spectroscopy demos. They also showed them Jupiter and a few of its moons through a Galileoscope.

April 25, 2017 Cornelia Lang worked on an event that will involve Dr. Grinspoon giving two talks on Tuesday, April 25: a departmental seminar at 11:30 am and a public talk (as part of the U Iowa Creative Matters lecture series) at 7 pm in Art Building West lecture hall. See attached posters for more details. David Grinspoon will also be visiting "Big Ideas: Evolution and Life in the Universe" course on Tuesday the 25th and Eric Gidal's "British Literature and Environmental History" on Monday afternoon the 24th. Seminar Public Lecture

May 4, 2017 Staci Tiedeken will have a pre-school outreach from 10:00-11:00 AM. The event will take place in room 666 of Van Allen Hall.

May 4, 2017 Hawkeyes in Science will be giving a presentation at the Medical Education Research Facility courtyard. The event begins at 11:00 AM.

May 4, 2017 Noche de ciencias / SHPE Event Day of Science will take place in Moline, IL from 6:10-7:00.

May 4, 2017 The seventh and final lecture in the public lecture series that accompanies the "Hawkeyes in Space" exhibit. The event will be at the Old Capitol Museum starting at 6:30 PM. Bill Kurth will be talking about the latest results from the JUNO mission to Jupiter, highlighting observations that the U Iowa Waves instrument has obtained. Flyer

May 5, 2017 Staci Tiedeken will be showing a pre-school class some astronomy/physics demos.

May 8, 2017 Staci Tiedeken met with some patients at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. She showed two patients and their parents the Moon through a telescope and talked about the upcoming solar eclipse while they constructed solar pinhole projectors. They also talked about how light has different energies, and used the light-energy demo to play tic-tac-toe.

May 9, 2017 Noche De Ciencias is a STEM event with the mission of encouraging young students (4th to 8th grade) to pursue higher education in STEM related paths. The event targets mainly the Hispanic community coming from a low income household and their parents, however, we extend the invitation to anyone willing to check it out. The event will take place at Central Middle School in Waterloo, IA from 5:00-8:00PM. Juan Carbone is the head organizer of the event. Evening Agenda

May 12, 2017 Hawk-Eyes on Science host a robot simulation for Project HOPE from 12:30 to 2:00 in Rm. 267 Van Allen Hall. Thank You's

May 16, 2017 John Goree, Bin Liu, and Martin Goree will be giving an outreach presentation at Horn Elementary in Iowa City. He will present to three fifth grade classes. Presentations will be on eclipses. The science teacher at the school is Mr. Joshua Flammang.

May 16, 2017 Demonstration show at the All Saints Catholic School in Davenport, IA. 475 kids were in attendence. There were two 25 min. shows starting at 9:00 AM.

May 16, 2017 George Hospodarsky and Pat Finn presented to 100 fifth graders and 5 teachers at Echo Hill Elementary School in Marion, IA. They talked about the Van Allen Probes, Juno, Cassini, Mars Express, and Voyager. They also talked about several other astronomy subjects and finished off the day by launching some model rockets.

May 19, 2017 George Hospodarsky gave four presentations at the Alburnett Elementary Career Day. There were around 40 fourth and fifth graders and a teacher in attendance. He spoke about being a space physicist, professor Van Allen, space physics, and physics at the University of Iowa.

May 26, 2017 Demonstration at the Nazareen Church just off of South 1st Ave. in Iowa City at 4:30PM. Matthew McAndrew is in charge of the event.

June - August 2017 The instructional resource department will be lending a solar telescope and some other items to the sciences library. The library will be doing a display on eclipses this summer, to increase awareness of the total solar eclipse in August.

June 2, 2017 Sibilings Program Outreach at 12:30 PM located in Van Allen Lecture Room 2 (room 56).

June 8, 2017 Demonstration presentation given to the Johnson County 4-H Club. The event will include 64 fourth-sixth graders and 14 high school counselors. The event will take place at the Crooked Creek Christian Camp in Washington, IA. Start time is set for 2:00 PM

June 16, 2017 Sibilings Program Outreach at 12:30 PM located in Van Allen room 70.

June 22, 2017 Sibilings Program Outreach at 12:30 PM located in Van Allen room 70.

June 22, 2017 Zachary Luppen, Cory Rude, Chris Michael, and Hannah Gulick took a pair of solar telescopes over to the Pentacrest to do some observing. They distributed 450 pairs of solar glasses and an almost equal amount of solar eclipse cards. Estimated attendance was 200 people.

June 29, 2017 Sibilings Program Outreach at 12:30 PM located in Van Allen room 70.

July 6, 2017 Sibilings Program Outreach at 12:30 PM located in Van Allen room 70.

July 14, 2017 Sibilings Program Outreach at 12:30 PM located in Van Allen room 70.

July 17, 2017 Five Seasons Learning Center will be hosting a science presentation to take place in the afternoon.


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