HAWK - EYES ON SCIENCE

and

HAWK - EYES IN SPACE

Outreach Programs

2017 Events and Date Calendar

 

                                             

Click on the dates with hot links to see pictures of the event.

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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.

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 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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