HAWK - EYES IN SPACE
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
April 4, 2017 Shueville Methodist Church. 6:30 PM. Presentation will be given to a Cub Scout group out of Cedar Rapids.
May 12, 2017 Hawk-Eyes on Science host
a robot simulation for Project HOPE from 12:30 to 2:00 in Rm. 267 Van.
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