CSOLOGO1 CSOLOGO2CSO Participated the Onizuka Science Day 2008

  Onizuka Science Day was held on 26th of January 2008.  At the CSO booth, we had a small parabolic dish demonstration to show how a telescope collect radiation from distant astronomical objects, and Walter Steiger's vacuum system that demonstrates how light and sound would be affected in vacuum system.  For the small parabolic dish demonstration, by dropping a ping-pong ball down on the good surface of the parabolic dish which sat against the gravity, people learned the ball was bounced up at the focus position always.  For the parabolic dish demonstration, we used the 1.2 m parabolic dish donated by Oceanic Time Warner Cable located in Hilo in 2006.  We are so grateful for their warm hearted donation and their support for our public educational outreach efforts.   This year, Steve Baca, Diana Bisel, Ed Bufil, Riley Ceria, and Hiroko Shinnaga participated the Onizuka Science Day from the CSO. 

Figure 1. Ed Bufil is explaining how a telescope collect radio wave from universe using a 1.2 meter radio dish.  Walter Steiger is presenting light and sound
would be affected in vacuum space. 

Figure 2.  Walter Steiger is explaining a demonstration using his vacuum system  to participants of he Onizuka Science Day. 


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