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Sign Up Today for Upcoming NASA Workshops for Educators

By SpaceRef Editor
March 16, 2009
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2009 Workshop on Exploring and Using MISR Data

The NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center is sponsoring a free workshop on exploring and using Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer data. The workshop will take place on April 17, 2009, at the University of Washington in Seattle.

The MISR instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite measures aerosols, clouds and land surface characteristics. The workshop is intended for new and experienced MISR data users. Participants will learn about the scientific applications, calibration, geometry and analyses of the MISR measurements. This workshop will also focus on the available data products and tools to view and analyze the data, as well as how to obtain the products.

Registration is required before April 2, 2009.

For more information, visit http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/PRODOCS/misr/workshop/current_workshop.html.

Questions about this workshop should be e-mailed to larc@eos.nasa.gov.

Registration Open for Upcoming Kepler Mission Events for Educators

The Kepler Mission launched on March 6, 2009, on a search for habitable planets. The Kepler spacecraft will look at the very slight dimming of starlight as a planet passes in front of it. The spacecraft could find hundreds of Earth-size and smaller planets. The following opportunities are planned for educators.

NASA Kepler Mission — A Search for Habitable Planets Workshop

Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., April 4, 2009

Join Kepler Mission co-investigator Dr. David Latham for an exciting day of science and hands-on activities for middle and high school teachers. This event will take place on April 4, 2009, at the Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Latham will discuss the science behind NASA’s Kepler Mission. Participants will take part in standards-based, classroom-ready activities. Each participant will receive a complete transit model that includes a LEGO orrery, a Vernier light sensor, and interface and graphing software. A letter verifying eight hours of professional development can be provided.

Pre-registration is required. To learn more about this workshop, visit http://kepler.nasa.gov/ed/workshops.html. If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Cynthia Ramseyer at cramseyer@seti.org.

NASA Kepler Mission — A Search for Habitable Planets Workshop

National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., April 25, 2009

Join Kepler Mission program scientist Dr. Patricia Boyd for an exciting day of science and hands-on activities for middle and high school teachers. This event will take place on April 25, 2009, at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Dr. Boyd will discuss the science behind NASA’s Kepler Mission. Participants will take part in standards-based, classroom-ready activities. Each participant will receive a complete transit model that includes a LEGO orrery, a Vernier light sensor, and interface and graphing software. A letter verifying eight hours of professional development can be provided.

Pre-registration is required. To learn more about this workshop, visit http://kepler.nasa.gov/ed/workshops.html. If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Cynthia Ramseyer at cramseyer@seti.org.

SpaceRef staff editor.