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.

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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 – 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!

13 Hours of Non-Stop Science!

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Star Party fun with ACCHaoS
Photo by Leslie Long

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