Saturday, March 5, 2011

Astronomy from the Keys...

Here are a few pictures taken at the, "WSP." More posts following the astronomy Winter Star Party coming soon!!!! Interesting talks were presented and I will discuss some ideas I got that can be applied to activities for students.

Note, that the 'scopes I looked through the most, are those of which I didn't take photographs. Maybe that was because the night sky images I was seeing were so exciting. Or, maybe I didn't see palm trees and ocean in the background (We had these nestled in a relatively wind-free area between a row of cedar trees and two or three camper trailers and trucks... to give fantastic viewing of the night skies...More on these telescopes later!)

I did take these pictures on the way to Micki's Kitchen, the canteen at the Winter Star Party, and the source of the best brownies in the Universe. Lucky for me I am not a chocolate fanatic since these brownies are hard to pass up even if you only like chocolate a little... But, if you crave chocolate...You are in the right place. (I'll look for Micki's Kitchen's contact information in case you need to send anyone a care package and I'll add it here.)

cay /key/quai/quay/cayo... See:
" a small low island or bank composed of sand and coral fragments,...[ especially]... in the Caribbean area Also called key"

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Dr-J said...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011

Poetry and Science: Mangrove Reclamation, Geography and Science, ELA and Science

The Seaside Naturalist
written and illustrated by Deborah A. Coulombe, 1992, ISBN 0-671-76503-5
is a guide to seaside organisms that has a great section on mangroves. The publisher is Simon and Schuster. It is a Fireside Edition. Julia Steed Mawson, of the University of New Hampshire Marine Program Nature Center has wwritten the forward to the book.