Presentation on theme: "Fiske Planetarium is part of the Univ. of Colorado."— Presentation transcript:
Fiske Planetarium is part of the Univ. of Colorado
CU strengths include astrophysics, atmospheric, solar, and planetary science, and aerospace. CU students run satellites, become astronauts (17!), and our best future science teachers work at Fiske…
We do research on how people learn – or don’t learn -- science. What school’s Nobel Prize winner spent part of his prize money on better science teaching, and raised $5 million more for the same cause? CU’s Carl Wieman
Fiske serves 4,000 college students and 25,000 K-12 and public visitors yearly. We produce shows for many NASA missions.
Our typical (best) programs are… Student centered, not instructor centered. Bilingual. Feature clear goals + assessment Producido en conjunción con LASP y NOAA, Space Storm (Tormenta Espacial) nos presenta las interacciones que existen entre el Sol y nuestro planeta de una manera intrigante y científicamente correcta con un lenguaje apropiado para la escuela secundaria.
We hope to add to the SOS effort: Bilingual facilitation and docent materials ( our Sphere will have bilingual docents) Some new data sets (vibrations of the sun, world database of wildfires…) Assessment (?) Hewlett Packard
Within 3 miles of Fiske: National Center for Atmospheric Research, NOAA, Ball Aerospace, Southwest Research Institute (Pluto mission), High Altitude Observatory (solar), Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), The Nature Conservancy….