ACCHaoS en Español

​Students from Magellan International School: Front row: Anishka, Shehan, Ben, Second Row: Jennifer Barnett, Mateo, Fernanda, Back row: Victor Solis Missing: Simón, Kinsey​

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!

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Wrapping Up the Last Star Party 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.

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Balancing the gravity bird on their noses. Talent!

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Professor Fulton and students taking a break from viewing sunspots.

 

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Jupiter and at least three moons.

 

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Our moon, as seen through the telescopes and captured by cell phone.

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Rocks and fossils.

ACCHaoS Goes to Baytown, TX (AAPT – Tx Section)

20150306-114949-1774-5d2-aaptOur intrepid founder, Paul Williams took ACCHaoS on the road last Friday, 03/06/2015. 20150306-114155-1756-5d2-aaptMembers of ACC’s Society of Physics Students (SPS), and students from Lee College and Texas Lutheran were on hand to assist.  They had a great time sharing science fun with seventy-five 6th graders from Highlands Junior and seventy-five 6th graders from Cedar Bayou Junior in Baytown last Friday, 3/6/15. B20150306-114401-1763-5d2-aaptaytown is a little out of our normal neck of the woods, but this was part of the Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Spring Meeting. Thanks to Tom O’Kuma for organizing the event.   

Star Party This Friday

starpartyStar 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

School Visits, Star Parties, and Fun!

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!

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Magdeburg Suction Cups – you can’t pull them apart!

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Soaring Sphere!

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Handy Pressure

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Lenz Law tube


Star Party This Friday – October 24, 2014!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoin 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!

Star Party Time Again!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACome 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.

 

Science Rocks! at the Austin Public Library

Here’s the info on our upcoming Austin Public Library visit.  Sounds like it’s going to be a really fun time!  Come out and see us!

Science Rocks: Hands-on STEM Fun!

Presented by Discovery Lab @ APL

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Blast off for a day of hands-on math and science activities at the Austin Public Library Science Rocks! on Friday, June 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs DR. Kids will learn about exciting careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) that will help nurture their curiosity of the world around them. Science Rocks! is free and open to kids of all ages and the public in general. For more information please call 512-974-9920 or visit library.austintexas.gov.

Get blown away by the Trailblazer, a 40-foot traveling science venue! Discover The Power of Weather, Space Matters, The Miracle of Medicine, Energy for Tomorrow, Gyroscope, Magical Moments and The Need for Speed all interactive experiments that cultivate a love of science. The Trailblazer is suitable for all ages, but targets 3rd-8th graders. Volunteers stationed throughout the trailer provide explanations and demonstrations. Come, explore and experience this exciting learning experience!

Inside the Library, Austin Community College Hands-on Science (ACCHaoS) will present over 50 interactive science exhibits. ACCHaoS, a free outreach program of the Physical Sciences department at Austin Community College, offers simple and uncomplicated projects with the goal of encouraging participants to think, “Hey, I can make that myself.” Explore, touch and do science yourself! Youth 10 to 17 years old will also have the opportunity to explore science and technology in the Discovery Lab.

Science Rocks! is a Discovery Lab program funded by the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation (APLFF) through a Dell Powering the Possible Youth Connect grant. The Science Rocks Trailblazer is sponsored by the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).

A statewide non-profit organization, TAME provides K-12 programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Special thanks to Austin Community College Hands- on Science (ACCHaoS) for providing interactive activities. ACCHaoS is a hands-on traveling science program that teaches children that there is science involved in everything we do.

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Dell Powering the Possible Learning Grant

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Dell’s Powering the Possible program focuses on four areas of giving including learning, pediatric cancer research, disaster relief and social entrepreneurship. All four programs are designed to give to others through the power to do more, through a combination of Dell technology and solutions as well as Dell resources and know-how. The Dell initiative at the Austin Public Library falls into the Dell Powering the Possible Learning category of Dell funding and is providing youth at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch a jumpstart on learning for life.

Discovery Lab @ Willie Mae Kirk Branch

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The Discovery Lab helps young people develop the skills needed to fully participate in this globalized technological society. The Austin Public Library works with Dell to offer experiences that will help break the cycle of poverty and inequality and remove barriers to education and literacy through providing access to computers, cameras, tablets and software that encourages creative abilities.

ACCHaOS on the Road: Star Party Time!

021It’s time for the first Star Party of the Spring 2012 semester!  Join us on Friday, February 15th from 5:30pm until 9:30pm at ACC’s Round Rock campus for a night of family-friendly science and fun.  It’s free, and the public is invited.

From 5:30 until 8:00pm, ACCHaOS will have their hands-on science activities set up in the lobby of building 2000, and the Austin Planetarium will be presenting planetarium shows in the mobile planetarium, the Discovery Dome.

From 7:00 until 8:00pm, Dr. Jim Heath of the Astronomy and Physics programs at ACC will give an hour-long talk,  “What’s the Deal with Pluto?”,  in room 3339 in building 3000.

At 7:30 the observing deck will be opened for some guided night sky viewing through the three ACC telescopes. At 7:30 the observing deck will open, and ACC faculty will assist the public in viewing the night sky.  The Pleiades, the Orion Nebula, and of course, our own Moon will be in the sky for viewing.

More information about the event  is available at go.austincc.edu/starparty

  • Upcoming Events

    • ACCHaoS at Lee Elementary October 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Lee Elementary contact: Stacey Mullane stacey.mullane@austinisd.org 3308 Hampton Rd, Austin, TX 78705 https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lee+Elementary+School/@30.2931723,-97.7272036
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