Category Archives: Astronomy and More

Baltimore Public Schools

Reblogged with permission. What can a Starlab do? Can it really take you to the far reaches of space and time? What does that mean for you? "As I sat and watched the lesson take place, my mind drifted to the NGSS. What role with the STARLAB have in an NGSS based curriculum? Traditional planetarium…
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Sunspot Activity

The #quietsun had a tantrum last week, as solar activity spiked and shot a massive flare towards earth, along with huge sunspots. It has quieted down significantly since then, possibly continuing its slumber. If you'd like more information, I've compiled a list of links where you can go to find out more information on solar…
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More Quiet Sun Information

I don't pride myself on much, but one thing I do feel smug about is that as far as I know I invented the #quietsun hashtag. A small thing, to be sure. One of the more rewarding parts of science is the examination of ideas that seem crazy at first, but just might be true…
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No Sunspots

I was going to test the latest batch of our Sunspotter telescopes today. The Sunspotter is a folded path telescope that's used to view and count sunspots without frying your retinas. The unit uses three mirrors and two lenses to produce the image. Light enters the objective lens and gets magnified. It then reflects off…
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