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Title: Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-on Symposium
Volume: 400 Year: 2008 View Volume 400 on ADS
Editors: Gibbs, Michael G.; Barnes, Jonathan; Manning, James G.; Partridge, Bruce
Synopsis:
Endorsed by the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Astronomical Union, 2009 is designated as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and provides a year to celebrate and reflect on 400 years of changing perspectives of the universe.

In conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) convened an IYA symposium and series of workshops at the AAS summer meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from May 31 to June 4, 2008. During this conference, astronomy and space science professionals gathered to share ideas and plans, forge connections and collaborations, and organize their efforts to make 2009 a singular year for advancing astronomy awareness and education. This volume contains the content of the meeting, plus an additional resource section. It serves as a reference to aid those involved in the IYA as they make professional connections, access resources, and maximize their efforts to encourage the world’s citizens to look up and discover anew the universe around us.

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), founded in 1889, increases the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy. Visit www.astrosociety.org for additional information regarding the ASP and how you can join the Society and support the cause of improving science literacy.

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Cover   
Volume 400 Cover Gibbs, M.G.; Barnes, J.; Manning, J.G.; Partridge, B.
Front Matter   
Volume 400 Front Matter 1 Gibbs, M.G.; Barnes, J.; Manning, J.G.; Partridge, B.
Part 1.
The 2009 International Year of Astronomy
  
The International Year of Astronomy 2009: The Global Programme 3 Russo, P.; Christensen, L.L.; Barrosa, M.
Part 2.
Breakout Sessions
  
IYA Newspaper Supplement and Overview of Working Group on Science/Visitor Centers, Planetaria, and Observatories 19 Harvey, J.; Michaud, P.
Meeting IYA Goals for Diverse Planetarium and Science Museum Audiences 26 Nichols, M.M.; Carney, K.E.
Intelligent Design, A Young Universe, Astrology, UFO’s, and More: Tackling Astronomical Pseudo-science 35 Fraknoi, A.
Getting to Know and Address Your State Science Standards to Connect Classroom Instruction and Field Trips During IYA 39 Bednarski, M.; Larsen, K.
Using the Hands-On Optics Terrific Telescopes Kit in the International Year of Astronomy 45 Sparks, R.T.; Pompea, S.M.; Walker, C.E.
New Media Vision for IYA 51 Gay, P.L.; Koppelman, M.; the New Media Task Group
In the Footsteps of Galileo 55 van der Veen, W.; Moody, T.; Erickson, J.; White, V.; O’Dea, T.
Building an IYA Legacy for Underserved Communities 68 Sakimoto, P.J.; Luckey, V.; Landsberg, R.H.; Hawkins, L.; Porro, I.
Muggles, Meteoritic Armor, and Menelmacar: Using Fantasy Series in Astronomy Education and Outreach 82 Larsen, K.; Bednarski, M.
Professional Development in the International Year of Astronomy: Expanding the Universe in the Classroom 91 Reinfeld, E.L.; Bailey, J.M.; Harman, P.; Lee, M.H.
Google Sky: A Digital View of the Night Sky 96 Connolly, A.; Scranton, R.; Ornduff, T.
A Burger, a Beer, and a Side of Science 100 Wiehe, B.R.; Landsberg, R.H.; Wyatt, R.J.; Turner, M.S.
Dark Skies from the Ground Up: Part 1. Resources to Raise Awareness During the International Year of Astronomy 110 Walker, C.E.; Berglund, K.; Bueter, C.; Gauthier, A.; Gay, P.L.; Foster, T.; Patten, K.; Pompea, S.M.; Sparks, R.; Smith, C.
Dark Skies from the Ground Up: Part 2. Programs to Raise Awareness During the International Year of Astronomy 116 Walker, C.E.; Bueter, C.; Crelin, B.; Duriscoe, D.; Moore, C.; Heatherly, S.A.; Maddalena, R.; Mann, T.; Patten, K.; Pompea, S.M.; Sparks, R.; Schaaf, F.; Simmons, M.; Smith, M.; Tafreshi, B.
Capturing Public Interest in Astronomy through Art and Music 122 Sharma, M.; Sabraw, J.; Salgado, J.F.; Statler, T.; Summers, F.
Part 3.
Oral Papers

Oral Papers I

  
Progress on Creating the Galileoscope for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 133 Pompea, S.M.; Fienberg, R.T.; Arion, D.N.; Smith, T.C.; Isbell, D.
Looking Through a Telescope During the International Year of Astronomy 2009 146 Fienberg, R.T.
Simple Night-Sky Measurements for “Globe at Night” in Chile with Sky-QualityMeters (SQMs) and Illustrated with Digital Photography—A Prototype for the IYA 152 Smith, M.G.; Warner, M.; Orellana, D.; Munizaga, D.; Sanhueza, P.; Bogglio, H.; Cartier, R.
The Inwood Astronomy Project: 100 Nights in Manhattan—An Outreach Initiative to Underserved Communities 166 Kendall, J.S.
StarPals and IYA: Remote Imaging Projects for Research and Astrophotography 168 Fischer, A.A.; Kingan, J.J.
Oral Papers II   
“Galileo’s Lute and the Law of Falling Bodies”—An Excerpt from Galileo 1610 173 Thompson, M.A.
Computer Animations as Astronomy Educational Tool: Immanuel Kant and the Island Universes Hypothesis 178 Mijic, M.; Park, D.; Zumaeta, J.; Simonian, V.; Levitin, S.; Sullivan, A.; Kang, E.Y.E.; Longson, T.
AstroCappella: Songs of the Universe 183 Boyd, P.T.; Smale, A.P.; Smale, K.M.
PULSE@Parkes: Pulsar Observing for High School Students 190 Hollow, R.; Hobbs, G.; Champion, D.J.; Amy, S.; Khoo, J.; Chapman, J.; Mulcahy, M.; Alem, L.; Krumm-Heller, A.; McKinnon, D.; Danaia, L.; Jenet, F.; Carr, M.
Oral Papers III   
Interacting with NASA Astronomy in the International Year of Astronomy 2009 197 Hasan, H.; Daou, D.; Smith, D.; Dussault, M.
Big Explosions and Strong Gravity: NASA/Girl Scout Project Searching for Nationwide Partners 204 Eyermann, S.E.; Hornschemeier, A.; Krishnamurthi, A.; Feaga, L.
Plans to Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy in Mexico 207 Torres-Peimbert, S.
Towards Year 2009: A 25,000 Person Rehearsal 210 Fierro, J.
Oral Papers IV   
Image Unveilings and Library Exhibits: IYA Outreach Projects for Audiences Old and New 213 Summers, F.; Smith, D.; Stoke, J.; Eisenhamer, B.; the Great Observatories Image Unveilings
An Overview of “From Earth to the Universe” in the International Year of Astronomy 2009 217 Watzke, M.; Arcand, K.K.
The World at Night (TWAN): A Special IYA2009 Project with a New Perspective of Earth and Sky 221 Simmons, M.; Tafreshi, B.
New Ideas in Orreries and Planetary System Simulations 230 Gould, A.; Koch, D.; DeVore, E.; Harman, P.
Repackaging Existing Education and Public Outreach Programs at McDonald Observatory’s Frank N. Bash Visitors Center to Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 235 Cianciolo, F.; Hemenway, M.K.
NASA IBEX Solar Boundary Museum Resources for International Year of Astronomy 240 Bartolone, L.
Oral Papers V   
Bringing the International Year of Astronomy to the Classroom: Formal Education Resources from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 245 Manning, J.G.; Gibbs, M.G.; Gurton, S.; Fraknoi, A.
Reaching Non-Traditional Audiences During IYA2009 in Canada 251 Hesser, J.E.; Lane, D.; Langill, P.P.; Percy, J.R.
Enhancing the IYA Canadian Experience with an Astronomy Kit 256 Langill, P.P.; Hesser, J.E.; Lane, D.
Astronomy Outreach Activities for Special Needs Children and Their Families 259 Lubowich, D.
See What Galileo Saw—And More! With Online Telescopes 265 Steel, S.J.
Part 4.
Poster Sessions
  
Teaching Optics With Small Telescopes During the International Year of Astronomy 273 Pompea, S.M.; Sparks, R.T.; Isbell, D.
Astronomer in the Classroom 279 Oman, J.; Koenig, K.
Connecting Kids to the Universe: Partnering with 4–H Youth Development to Pilot Afterschool Universe in New York 281 Schaff, N.
IYA Resources from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 285 Reinfeld, E.L.; Dussault, M.E.; Steel, S.J.; Gould, R.R.; Schnepps, M.
Cosmic Times: Astronomy History and Science for the Classroom 288 Lochner, J.C.; Mattson, B.J.
The Cosmic Mandala: Celebrating Tibetan Astronomy and Cosmologies 293 Larsen, K.
“Dark Skies are a Universal Resource” Programs Planned for the International Year of Astronomy 298 Walker, C.E.; Berglund, K.; Bueter, C.; Crelin, B.; Duriscoe, D.; Moore, C.; Gauthier, A.; Gay, P.L.; Foster, T.; Heatherly, S.A.; Maddalena, R.; Mann, T.; Patten, K.; Pompea, S.M.; Sparks, R.; Schaaf, F.; Simmons, M.; Smith, C.; Smith, M.; Tafreshi, B.
Everyone Knows What a Scientist Looks Like: The Image of a Modern Scientist 304 Enevoldsen, A.A.G.
IYA2009 Programmes in Canada: The “Big Picture” in June 2008 308 Hesser, J.E.; Lane, D.; Langill, P.P.; Percy, J.R.
Music and Astronomy Under the Stars 312 Lubowich, D.
Astronomy Teacher’s Training: Towards Year 2009 317 Doddoli, C.
Landfill to Learning Facility 319 Venner, L.; Lewicki, S.
Assessing Informal Astronomy Education and Outreach 323 Bednarski, M.; Larsen, K.; Robinson, C.
Gravitational-wave Astronomy: Opening a New Window on the Universe for Students, Educators and the Public 328 Cavagliá, M.; Hendry, M.; Ingram, D.; Milde, S.; Reitze, D.; Riles, K.; Schutz, B.; Stuver, A.L.; Summerscales, T.; Thacker, J.; Torres, C.V.; Ugolini, D.; Vallisneri, M.; Zermeno, A.
La Punta University Activities and the IYA2009 333 Malaroda, S.
Everyone is Welcome! Making the International Year of Astronomy Accessible to People who are Blind 340 Grice, N.
Muchas Caras: Engaging Spanish Speakers in the Planetarium and K–12 Classroom 344 Traub-Metlay, S.; Salas, F.; Duncan, D.
A Renewal of Community Outreach by Amherst College 348 Sauter, S.A,
IYA2009 in Second Life 354 Gauthier, A.; Gay, P.L.
Astronomers Without Borders: An IYA2009 Organizational Node Dedicated to Connecting Groups Worldwide 358 Simmons, M.
Variable Star Research Experiences for High School Students, Undergraduates, and Amateur Astronomers 363 Percy, J.R.
Education and Public Outreach in the International Year of Astronomy at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 368 Gibbs, M.G.; Manning, J.G.; Gurton, S.; Fraknoi, A.; Berendsen, M.; Hurst, A.; White, V.
Texas-Style Fundraising and Public Relations for the International Year of Astronomy 372 Preston, S.; Barna, J.W.; Johnson, R.; Geiger, S.; Rimm, N.; Watson, K.; Griffin, J.
ASP Celebrates IYA, One Month at a Time 374 Gurton, S.; Berendsen, M.; Hurst, A.; White, V.
IYA Programs Can Benefit from Evaluation, Research, and Publication in Astronomy Education Review 380 Fraknoi, A.; Wolff, S.; Friedman, A.
Theme Semester at the University of Michigan, The Universe: Yours to Discover 385 Murphy, S.; Oey, S.; Harris, A.
Part 5.
Workshops
  
The Portal to the Universe: A Comprehensive Gateway to What’s New in Astronomy 391 Christensen, L.L.; Gay, P.L.; the PTTU Cornerstone Task Group
Discover the Universe with NASA during the International Year of Astronomy: A Workshop for Astronomy Educators 396 Dussault, M.; Smith, D.; Allen, J.; Backman, D.; Bartolone, L.; Bobrowsky, M.; Gould, A.; Mendez, B.; Lochner, J.; Mayo, L.; McLin, K.; Reinfeld, E.; Shupla, C.; Summers, F.; Thiemann, J.; Devore, E.
Amateur Astronomers as Champions of IYA 404 Berendsen, M.; White, V.; Hawkins, I.; Mayo, L.; Pompea, S.M.; Sparks, R.; Day, B.; Mann, T.; Walker, C.; Fienberg, R.T.
Building a Telescope From the Ground Up 410 Sparks, R.T.; Pompea, S.M.; Walker, C.E.
Afterschool Universe: Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth 415 Krishnamurthi, A.; Eyermann, S.E.; Mitchell, S.E.; Lochner, J.C.
Effective Strategies for Engaging Latino/Hispanic Audiences in Astronomy during the International Year of Astronomy 422 Peticolas, L.M.; Mendez, B.; Hawkins, I.; Whitworth, C.
World Wide Web Astronomy 2.0 432 Koppelman, M.; Gay, P.L.
Passengers on Voyages of Exploration: The Beautiful and Surprising Work Amateurs Can do with Raw Image Data from Planetary Missions 436 Lakdawalla, E.S.
Social Networks as a Critical Pathway for Public Education in IYA2009 444 Plait, P.; Gay, P.L.; the New Media Task Group
Part 6.
Proceedings Summary
  
Preparing for the International Year of Astronomy 2009: Rapporteur Remarks 451 Bartolone, L.M.
Part 7.
Resource Section
  
Celestial Highlights of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 457 Fienberg, R.T.
The Networks and Services of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 468 Manning, J.G.; Fraknoi, A.; Gibbs, M.G.; Gurton, S.; Hurst, A.; Berendesen, M.; Deans, P.; White, V.
NASA Resources for the International Year of Astronomy 470 Smith, D.; Dussault, M.; Lowes, L.; Hasan, H.; Daou, D.
Canadian EPO Resources for IYA2009 475 Percy, J.R.; Lane, D.J.; Hesser, J.E.
U.S. IYA National Efforts: Mining the www.astronomy2009.us Website 480 Manning, J.G.; Silva, A.
Using Free, Open Source Stellarium Software for IYA2009 483 Berglund, K.
The Seeing in the Dark Website: One Model and a Resource for IYA Projects with a Web Presence 486 Ferris, T.; Fraknoi, A.
Story Telling and Families: Astronomy Activities that Engage the Generations 488 Fraknoi, A.
Let There Be Night Advocates Dark Skies 494 Bueter, C.
Galileo: The Man and His Science—A Resource Guide to Materials in English 495 Fraknoi, A.
GALILEO—1610 498 Gibbs, M.G.; Barnes, J.; Manning, J.G.; Partridge, B.
Kepler: The Man and His Science—A Resource Guide to Materials in English 499 Fraknoi, A.
Women in Astronomy: A Brief Resource Guide 501 Fraknoi, A.
Multicultural Astronomy: A Resource Guide to the Astronomy of Non-western Cultures 504 Fraknoi, A.
Music Inspired by Astronomy: A Selected Listing for the International Year of Astronomy 514 Fraknoi, A.
A Resource Guide for Debunking Astronomical Pseudo-Science 525 Fraknoi, A.
NASA’s International Year of Astronomy Calendar 530 Smith, D.; Dussault, M.; Lowes, L.; Hasan, H.; Daou, D.
No Night Without a Telescope—A Round Robin, Open House in the Philadelphia Area 534 Partridge, B.
Astronomy Music Video Contest 535 Gibbs, M.G.; Barnes, J.; Manning, J.G.; Partridge, B.
Adler Planetarium: An Institutional Plan for Celebrating the International Year of Astronomy 536 Azuma, B.E.
Using Photo Story to Create Dynamic Astronomy Presentations 542 Caffey, J.F.
Ignite the Interest in Astronomy 545 Hanaoka, Y.; Shibata, S.
400 Years of the Telescope 548 Oman, J.; Koenig, K.
Pushing Glass: Engaging Young People in Astronomy Through Amateur Mirror Making Classes 552 Larsen, K.; Slater, K.H.; Drew B.J. V
Astronomy on a Landfill 557 Venner, L.
100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project of IYA2009 560 Simmons, M.
Linking the Universe to the Community: Students as Starry Messengers for IYA2009—Puerto Rico 567 Pantoja, C.A.; Lebrón Santos, M.E.
Discovering the Universe from the Caribbean: Puerto Rico Prepares for the IYA2009 569 Lebrón Santos, M.E.; Pantoja, C.A; Alonso, J.L.; Altschuler, D.R.; Olmi, L.
Back Matter   
Volume 400 Back Matter 571 Gibbs, M.G.; Barnes, J.; Manning, J.G.; Partridge, B.
Photographs   
Volume 400 Photographs 999 Gibbs, M.G.; Barnes, J.; Manning, J.G.; Partridge, B.