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Educational Outreach Programs at the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica

  • J. S. Sweitzer (a1), C. Brass (a2), D. A. Harper (a3), L. Hawkins (a4), R. G. Kron (a5) and A. S. Whitt (a6)...

Abstract

The Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica conducts various educational outreach programs as part of its mission as a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. The method behind the outreach programs is one of forging partnerships between Center researchers and other educational organisations. The main program serves primary and secondary students in Chicago. The core of the program is called Space Explorers and is targeted at high school students. These students attend a summer residential institute at the University of Chicago’s Yerkes Observatory. The high school Space Explorers then extend the reach of the program during the academic year by teaching in primary schools using a portable planetarium. The Center also pursues many other outreach activities and is in the process of forming an Antarctic Education Alliance.

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Akuginow, E., & Haines-Stiles, G. (eds) 1994, Live from Antarctica, Teachers Guide (New York: Prentice Hall)
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