Participated the Onizuka Science Day 2012
Onizuka Science Day
held on the 28nd of January 2012. At the CSO booth, we had a
demonstration to show how a telescope collect radiation from distant
astronomical objects and CSO's Mauna Kea astronomy trading cards that
kids can collect. For the small parabolic dish
demonstration, by dropping a ping-pong ball down on the good surface of
parabolic dish which sat against the gravity, people learn the ball is
always bounced up at the focus position. For the parabolic
dish demonstration, we used the 1.2 m parabolic dish donated by Oceanic
Cable located in Hilo in 2006. We are so grateful for their warm
donation and their support for our public educational outreach efforts.
This year, Simon Radford and
Shinnaga participated the Onizuka Science Day from the CSO.
Figure 1. Hiroko and Simon are encouraging a young kid and Hollyn
Johnson from Tribune Herald to try out our radio dish
demonstration (photo credit: Tomomi Tsukano at NAOJ).
Figure 2. Simon is with young kids to
explain how a telescope collect light/radio wave
at the CSO booth
(photo credit: Akiko Kato at National Institute for Fusion Science in
Hiroko is explaining how a star end their life using Mauna Kea
astronomy trading cards (photo credit:
Akiko Kato at National Institute for Fusion Science in Japan).
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