A high school science teacher took part in the Nasa/Ipac Teacher Archive Research Program to experience first-hand how scientific research works. She shares her experience and the lessons she brought back to the classroom.Read More
Undergrads design the first satellite to be assembled in space, a new app crowdsources flood reports in Europe, how citizen scientists can help study a solar eclipse, amateur observations of a stellar merger, and more in this week's recap of news in amateur space exploration.Read More
This week's recap of news from the world of amateur space exploration includes astronomy research using amateur observations, British rocketcars, Australian DIY satellites, student zero-g research, yachting for science, and more....
Middle and high school teachers presented scientific research right beside the hundreds of professional astronomers attending the American Astronomical Society's winter meeting at the beginning of the year.Read More
30,000,000th variable star observation from amateur astronomers, teen rocketeers launch in India and the US, kids take control of robots on the space station, plus citizen science projects that study exoplanets, gravity waves, and weather. All this and more in this week's recap of news in amateur space exploration.
Teachers fly with Nasa, rhinos interrupt a South African near space project, Texas students to do zero-g science, citizen scientists map black holes and more in this week's recap of amateurs exploring space.Read More
Amateur images of Mars spark professional research, students and teachers conduct galactic research, crowdsourcing 1,230 public reports of earthquakes, teenagers' microgravity research, and amateur rocket projects are just some of the week's news in amateur space exploration.Read More
The past week's news includes undergrads building a suborbital rocket, an Indian teen preparing to explore Mars by exploring Antarctica, a 400 billion star simulation of the Milky Way you can explore, crowdsourcing weather and earthquake reports, and more.Read More
Nasa’s latest Mars orbiter, Maven, arrived at the red planet yesterday where it will begin its mission to learn how Mars loses its atmosphere to space. But Maven also has a mission here on Earth: to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers.Read More
The Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Expedition is underway in the Australian desert. The Mars Society of Australia conducts the robotics expeditions to evaluate technologies and exploration techniques that future astronauts may use on Mars.Read More
Nasa and CalTech join forces to give teachers a 13-month experience conducting real astrophysics research, making science a more experiential force in the classroom, and inspiring thousands of students to study science and mathematics.Read More
The Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope program lets students across America study radio emissions from the giant planets and the black holes in distant galaxies using one of Nasa’s giant radio dish antennas. More than 32,000 primary and secondary school students have conducted real scientific research since the program began twenty years ago. Their work supports professional research and helps the Juno and Spitzer space missions.Read More
The European Space Agency’s European Space Education Resource Office supports primary and secondary education in its member-nations by developing classroom resources and developing the skills of science and math teachers. Esero conducts four-day summer teacher workshops and supports European activities of the independent Galileo Teacher Training Program (website or our page). In many cases these programs are accredited professional development courses.Read More
The network of schools and teachers in the Galileo Teacher Training Program train other teachers in the science and techniques of astronomy. The program trains teachers to become Galileo Teachers and Ambassadors. Galileo Teachers use the program’s resources in the classroom while Galileo Ambassadors conduct local workshops to recruit more Galileo Teachers. As a program of the International Astronomical Union, the Galileo Teachers Training Program links its teachers with professional astronomers