The event and agenda on this page is for teachers and for informal educators such as scout leaders. If you have any questions, please conatct Vivian Hoette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-245-5555 x815. There is a $25 fee for this workshop. Thank you.
Friday Evening Agenda (optional)
8:00-9:00pm - Demo of Skynet and Stone Edge Observatory (optional)
10:00pm to 1:00am - Imaging with the 24 inch if the weather is clear for the Liveshow with the Science Museum in Tokyo about midnight, our time. (optional)
9:00am - 9:30am Registration and Coffee (Before Saturday tourists arrive!)
9:30am - Noon
9:30 Overview of SKYNET (Chile and elsewhere worldwide) -- What and Where are the telescopes? How do you make observations? How do you find and display your Images? Examples of classroom application. This is a webpage based system from making observation requests to displaying and analyzing your images, no software to install or manage.
10: 45 Overview of Stone Edge Observatory (Sonoma, CA) -- What and Where is Stone Edge? How do you login and control the telescope? What software and tools do you need to operate the telescope, and to display and analyze the images. We'll share example activities built with images taken with Stone Edge; you can use the images we have already taken to teach astronomy. Suggest future projects. We are recruiting teacher leaders for Stone Edge Observatory.
Noon: Break for Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 pm: Breakout Sessions
New Teachers - Tour of the Observatory & Intro to image Processing
Yerkes' Teacher Leaders Planning Meeting
3:00 - 5:00 Nitty Gritty Details of Skynet and Stone Edge - small working groups to practice with the tools and systems; intro to image processing for new teachers. Support strategies for you after the weekend.
5:00 Dinner Break
7:00 - 10:00pm Observing with all of our Telescopes and Observatories!
7:00 - 10:00 Demo Yerkes 41 inch on Skynet; Yerkes 24 inch visual observing
7:00 - 8:00 Using SKYNET together... then on your own or with your friends.
8:00 - 10:00 Using Stone Edge - taking turns in small groups to get used to the commands and to display and analze images.
10:00 -- ? We'll see how much energy we all still have to continue working...
University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory
373 West Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI 53191
Lodging: Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce Lodging or Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce Accommodations
Fee: $25 for the workshop, lodging is additional (see below)
Please make your check payable to University of Chicago.