Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Highland Road BREC Park Observatory Fieldtrip

***Playing catch-up again!  I have another field trip post plus an update post coming soon.***

We had a fieldtrip back in February at the Highland Road BREC Park Observatory with Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers.  There were two days scheduled to accommodate our group.


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First we started off with a powerpoint presentation about the sun and the moon including solar flares and sunspots, lunar craters and maria.

Emma and Cai were picked to be the earth and the sun.

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After the presentation, we broke into 2 groups. One group toured the observatory while the other group made a planisphere (star map).   We were not able to do the solar viewing that day because it was overcast and rainy.

Making the planisphere

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Baby Zone;)

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(Anna Claire and Timothy)

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Touring the telescope room
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The dome runs on a track so that they can point the telescope in whatever direction they need too without opening the whole roof.
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