Star Party #2 for 2014-2015 will be this Friday from 5:30-9:30 at ACC’s Round Rock campus. We’ll be there, plus our friends from the Austin Planetarium will be there with their mobile planetarium. There’s be a talk on the discovery of Uranus and Neptune from Dr. Heath, and everyone can take in the wonders of the night sky from the observatory.
For more info, visit go.austincc.edu/starparty
Posted by jtmullin on November 18, 2014
This year has taken off! We’ve visited two schools, and shared the fun at the first Star Party.
Take a look at all the science fun!
Magdeburg Suction Cups – you can’t pull them apart!
Lenz Law tube
Posted by jtmullin on November 17, 2014
Join us from 5:30-9:30 at Austin Community College’s Round Rock campus for a night of science fun for the whole family!
From 5:30-7:00pm, ACCHaoS will be there with all of the exciting hands-on science exhibits for kids, and Austin Planetarium will have planetarium shows in the Discovery Dome.
At 7:00, our own Dr. Jim Heath, ACC professor of astronomy and physics will hold a public talk entitled, “Science: What It Can and Cannot Do.”
Last, but not least, the observing deck will be open to the public for some night sky viewing.
Check out all the details at go.austincc.edu/starparty!
Posted by jtmullin on October 20, 2014
ACCHaoS at the Round Rock Public Library
It seems like we start every post with “We had a great time at….” but the thing is, it’s true – we always have a great time!
Our visit to the Round Rock Public Library was, well, how else can I say it? It was great! We had a huge turnout. We love seeing lots and lots of kids and parents sharing science. Check the cool photos courtesy of the RRPL!
Posted by jtmullin on June 23, 2014
We’ll be at the Round Rock Public Library tomorrow, Friday, June 13, 2014 from noon until 4:00 pm. Come on out and visit us. If you haven’t visited the RRPL, it is one of the most kid-friendly libraries around. Hope to see you there!
Posted by jtmullin on June 12, 2014
Come party with the stars! This Friday, February 7th, ACC’s Physical Sciences Dept. will host another Star Party at the Round Rock campus! There will be lots to do – hands-on science from ACCHaoS, planetarium shows from Austin Planetarium, a public talk on Galileo and Kepler in 1609, AND viewing of the night sky from the observing deck high atop building 3000 (weather permitting!) For details, check out go.austincc.edu/starparty. See you there!
Here’s the info on the Star Party:
When: February 7, 2014, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Austin Community College’s Round Rock Campus – 4400 College Park Drive, Round Rock, TX 78665. Building 2000 lobby (for hands-on science and planetarium shows); Building 3000 for public talk (room 3339) and the observation deck.
Posted by jtmullin on February 5, 2014
Posted by jtmullin on November 19, 2013
Wow – haven’t posted in a while. We’ve been busy this semester!
We had a great turnout at last Friday’s Star Party! Lots of kids and their parents, lots of sharing science going on! Here are a few really great photos – many thanks to the intrepid Karl Trappe for taking these photos. If you’d like to see more, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ACCHaoS
Posted by jtmullin on November 12, 2013
Tomorrow is a big day for ACCHaoS. To start the day off, we’re visiting Old Town Elementary 1st graders! Old Town Texans rock! Then, from 5:30 until 8:00, we’ll be at the Star Party sharing science with who ever wants to come! Why this crazy schedule, you ask? Because science really is that fun!!!
Be sure and come visit us at the Star Party. It will be from 5:30-9:45 on Friday, October 11th at ACC’s Round Rock campus. ACCHaoS will be set up in the lobby of building 2000. Our good friends from the Austin Planetarium will be there with the Discovery Dome, their mobile planetarium. If you haven’t checked out the planetarium shows, they are really awesome.
At 7:00 in room 3339 in building 3000, Jim Heath will conduct another of his popular talks. This one is titled “On the Shoulders of Giants,” a look at the history of science.
Then at 8:00, the observing deck on building 3000 will open, and everyone can have a look at the night sky through the three big ACC telescopes. What else will we see? I’m not sure, but there’ll be ACC faculty and staff on hand to guide you and answer questions.
More info on the Star Party party can be found at go.austincc.edu/starparty
More info on ACCHaoS can be found at go.austincc.edu/acchaos
Posted by jtmullin on October 10, 2013
We’ve had a good summer so far – we’ve shared science with the folks at the Willie Mae Kirk branch of the Austin Public Library, the Westbank Community Library, and with Astro Camp! Not too bad for summer vacation!
ACCHaoS at Science Rocks!
Science Rocks! Willie Mae Kirk Branch – Austin Public Library
June 7, 2013
There was an incredible turnout for Science Rocks! at the library. We lost count of how many kids, parents, and other adults showed up – there were lots and lots of people of all ages! The library did an awesome job putting on a fantastic science day!
Westbank Community Library
June 26, 2013
What can we say – we love libraries! We had a good time being part of Westbank Community Library’s summer hands-on series.
July 26, 2013
Three exhibits at once!
We visited Astro Camp last year, and we were excited to visit there again this year. The folk from Austin Planetarium and Starry Skies Austin put on fabulous one week camps for kids each summer, complete with lots of science activities and of course, their mobile planetarium, the Discovery Dome. The campers were definitely scientists in the making – they asked lots of good questions, and made some great observations.
Summer is winding down, but ACCHaoS is gearing up for another year of science fun! Our schedule is really filling up, so if you would like for us to visit your school this year, drop us a quick email at ACChandsonscience@gmail.com or visit our online request form at http://www.austincc.edu/physics/acchaos/request.html
Enjoy the rest of the summer, and stay cool!
Posted by jtmullin on July 29, 2013