GLAST E/PO Program Status Science Working Group Meeting

GLAST E/PO Program Status Science Working Group Meeting

GLAST E/PO Program Status Science Working Group Meeting 9/18/03 Lynn Cominsky Sonoma State University GLAST E/PO Work Breakdown Structure 1) Management 2) Assessment and Evaluation (WestEd) 3) Web based Materials Web Site continuous upgrade Space Mysteries (2004-2005) 4) Educator Training Educator Ambassadors Program

Conference participation 5) Printed materials TOPS Lesson Modules Posters and Activities 6) SLAC Virtual Visitor Center (2004) 7) PBS documentary (Tom Lucas Productions) (2003-2005) 8) GLAST Telescope Network GLAST Educator Training Workshops and Meetings in 2003 since last SWG 3/27/03 Phil Plait and EA Daryl Taylor did TOPS workshop at National Science Teachers Association

4/11/03 Lynn Cominsky and EA Mike Ford did TOPS workshop at National Council for Teachers of Mathematics 4/11/03 - EA Tim Brennan presented Where particle physics meets orbiting astronomy: NASAs GLAST Program at the AAPT-regional meeting in Williamstown, MA 5/5/03 EA Teena Della presented The Educator Ambassadors of GLAST to the B.C. Colleges and Universities Earth Sciences Articulation Meeting, Malaspina University College, Nanaimo, BC 5/10/03 EA Teena Della presented Creating and Teaching Astronomy to Learning Online in BC 7/12/ 03 EA Teena Della did a GLAST presentation to K-12 teachers at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada GLAST

Educator Training Workshops and Meetings in 2003 since last SWG 5/15 and 5/27/03 EA Tim Brennan presented History of Telescopes to students at Pomfret Elementary School, Pomfret, VT 7/20/03 EA Tim Brennan presented Where Particle Physics Meets Orbiting Astronomy: NASAs GLAST Program and the Future of Gamma-Ray Astronomy at Spaceshop XX held at Tufts University, Medford, MA 8/1/03 EA Tim Brennan presented Where Particle Physics Meets Orbiting Astronomy: NASAs GLAST Program and the Future of Gamma-Ray Astronomy plus "Invisible Light Sources and Detectors in Maine 7/29-30/03 EA Daryl Taylor presented 'Wal-Mart Fizzix' and 'NASA in the Classroom to the Bay District Schools, Panama City, FL 3/17-21/03 EA Jason Smith presented The science behind the GLAST Mission in 16

Classroom Visits,in Marquette, MI 5/1/03 EA Jason Smith presented The GLAST Mission and the Technology of Exploration at Space Day at St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic School, Carnarvon, WA GLAST Educator Training 5/26/03 EA Jason Smith presented The GLAST Mission & Space Mysteries at the Alexandria City Schools Professional Development Day, VA 4/26/03 EA Mike Ford presented GLAST teacher workshop at the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science Workshops and Meetings in 2003-4 (submitted) 10/03 - EA Jason Smith will present The Gamma Ray Universe at the NSTA

Eastern Regional in Louisville, Kentucky. 10/03 Lynn Cominsky and Sarah Silva will present AGN workshop at CSTA in Long Beach, CA 11/03- EA Mike Ford will present Astronomy with GLAST, and the GLAST Telescope Network (GTN) at NSTA Mid-west Regional in Kansas City 12/03 Lynn Cominsky and Sarah Silva will present AGN activities at the NSTA Western Regional in Reno, NV GLAST Exhibit Booth events since last SWG AAS in Nashville (5/03) GRB 2003 in Santa Fe CSTA in Long Beach,

CA (10/03) GLAST Printed Materials and Curriculum Development TOPS (Ron Marson) Far Out Math in print, advertised in recent TOPS IDEAS flyer Draft of second module now in review GLAST AGN Materials Educators guide NOW AVAILABLE! 5000 guides and posters printed by GPO Recommended for broad distribution with minor revisions by

NASA Educational Products Review Process New GLAST spacecraft poster Printed by Spectrum Astro Same image used on Mini-pad giveaways and in magic cube GLAST New GLAST Spacecraft poster Designed by Aurore Simonnet GLAST GLAST Telescope Network

RTS-1 (SSU robotic telescope) Now working at SSU Observatory Flat fielding of CCD in progress, polar aligned Subcontract negotiated with California Academy of Sciences to locate RTS-1 at Pepperwood Site construction underway, Dome on order, due to arrive 10/23 Expect to move RTS-1 to Pepperwood by November, 2003 (weather permitting) GLAST scientists needed to partner with AAVSO, high school students and other participants GLAST

Other activities PBS special NSF proposal submitted favorably reviewed Expect Funding recommendation from NSF due in October WestEd has reviewed TOPS, NSTA and NCTM workshops during 2003 UC Santa Cruz activities continued Next poster/activity set will feature supernova remnants, joint with XMM-Newton GLAST brochure design continuing need hardware photos Magic cubes should arrive by the end of September, 2003 Space Mysteries concepts now entering story board phase GLAST

Summary E/PO program functioning smoothly Educator Ambassadors in high gear Products are being completed and widely distributed with favorable reviews from NASA GLAST

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