Students from Magellan International School: Front row: Anishka, Shehan, Ben, Second Row: Jennifer Barnett, Mateo, Fernanda, Back row: Victor Solis Missing: Simón, Kinsey
Announcing our first collaborative adventure! After our visit in the spring 0f 2014, Magellan International School’s science teacher Jennifer Barnett came up with the idea of translating our exhibit signs into Spanish. The 7th grade science students took on the project, and with some help from their Spanish teacher, Victor Solis, these awesome kids had the signs ready to go for this year’s visit with Magellan on April 17th.
What a fantastic addition to our program!
Posted by jtmullin on April 30, 2015
Ah, those long summer days are coming, and that means that our Star Parties must be put on hiatus until fall.
Here are some photos from the Star Party on Friday, March 27, 2015. A big thanks to everyone who came out, and to all of our volunteers.
Balancing the gravity bird on their noses. Talent!
Professor Fulton and students taking a break from viewing sunspots.
Jupiter and at least three moons.
Our moon, as seen through the telescopes and captured by cell phone.
Rocks and fossils.
Posted by jtmullin on March 30, 2015
Posted by jtmullin on March 10, 2015
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