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 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.



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

ACCHaoS and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at UT

HIGH_RES Girl Day LogoThis Saturday, February 23, ACCHaoS will be taking part in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at the University of Texas at Austin.  The event is presented by the Women in Engineering Program.  This event, according to the website, “gives 1,800 1st through 8th grade students a chance to:

  • have fun doing grade-specific, hands-on engineering activities
  • meet students, professors and engineers from industry, and
  • see what it’s like to be an engineer”

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is an international event, celebrated during Engineer’s Week.  “Celebrate the G in Engineering” is a short video about what this event is all about.

Preregistration for the event is already closed, but on-site registration will begin at 1:30pm on the 23rd.  Those on-site registrations will be taken at a table marked “ON-SITE REGISTRATION” near the Check-in tent in front of the Engineering  Teaching Center II on the UT campus on the corner of Dean Keeton and San Jacinto Streets.  You can expedit the process by filling out the form in advance and bringing it with you.