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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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!

Rocking the Round Rock Public Library

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. rrpl22014 We love seeing lots and lots of kids and parents sharing science.  Check the cool photos courtesy of the RRPL!

ACCHaoS – Fall 2013 in Retrospect

We’ve been busy.  I mean, really busy – and this is a very, very good thing!  I was catching up on some record-keeping this morning.  So far this semester (Fall 2013), ACCHaoS has made five school visits to four schools, and attended three public events – two Star Parties, and a Back to School Night that Paul did all by himself!  This translates into about forty-three hours of direct contact, and sharing science with a little over 1, 300 kids and adults.  We’re not done yet – we still have one more school visit before Winter Break.  The fun won’t stop there – we have  full calendar for Spring 2014!  Let the wild science rumpus begin!

Take a look at these photos – you can see why it has been a blast!

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Photos courtesy of Leslie Long and Karl Trappe

Star Party – November 8, 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

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Summer with ACCHaoS – Surfin’ Some Science!

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!

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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.

Astro Camp

July 26, 2013

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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!