joined the Ninth Annual AstroDay 2010.
CSO joined the
ninth annual AstroDay
2010 on the May 1st at the Prince Kuhio Plaza. This
year, we had two projects at the CSO booth: (1) Art project
your own CSO rocket
and (2) Radio telescope demonstration to understand how light or radio
coming from the Universe is caught by a telescope. Kids and
families who did our activities gained the four different CSO trading
cards, as part of the
56 trading cards that Mauna Kea Observatories
Outreach Committee (MKOOC) created, led by Kumiko Usuda at the
Subaru Telescope. We also showed a
short observatory video , which was prepared for the 100 hours of Astronomy event
in 2009, at the booth.
The radio telescope, 1.2-m diameter parabolic radio dish, was
donated by the Oceanic Time Warner Cable in Hilo. We are grateful
for their warm
hearted donation and their support for our public educational outreach
efforts. CSO staff members, Diana, Steve, Ruisheng, Hiro, Allen,
Richard, and Hiroko participated the exciting day at the CSO
Overview of the CSO
Diana is helping kids/families to create their CSO rockets. Steve
is explaining the radio dish demonstration to kids. Walter
is explaining our posters to families.
A table for the CSO art project to make your own CSO
rockets. (Photo courtesy of Walter Steiger.)
Figure 3. Kids
and families are making their own CSO rockets. Hiro is helping them to
make their own rockets.
She is showing her own CSO
rocket. This is the first rocket made at the CSO booth this
Figure 5. Steve
and Ruisheng are explaining kids how a radio telescope collects radio
Figure 6. More
people join the demonstration of the radio telescope.
Figure 7. Allen
is helping young
kids to try out the radio telescope demonstration.
Figure 8. A
kid is trying out the experiment with Atten.
A girl smiling with her own CSO rocket.
Richard is talking about astronomy at the CSO to participants of the
Figure 11. Ruisheng is talking a kid at the CSO booth.
12. Another happy smiles with their own CSO rockets
decorated so beautifully. Thank
you for stopping by at the CSO booth!
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