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WISE Space is shown with many bright dots in a line indicating the comet's path.
An image of the Machholtz comet.

Hands On Universe (HOU), from UC Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley Lab and the Lawrence Hall of Science, combines telescope networks, software, and lesson plans allowing students to conduct real research projects in the classroom. HOU has been carrying out student asteroid searches for many years. The HOU/WISE partnership has developed asteroids lesson plans. WISE will supply survey data to HOU teachers to use in student asteroid search and research programs.

A group of master HOU teachers who have co-developed the asteroid activities are now conducting workshops to involved teachers from around the country in the program. Here is a listing of upcoming workshop opportunities  http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/education_workshop.html

HOU and WISE training videos:

HOU and WISE have partnered with IASC (International Astronomical Search Collaboration).  An online training for the HOU Master Teachers on how the IASC program works and how they can get their students involved was held on January 16, 2010. The training was recorded (audio and video) and you can watch it here: Patrick Miller IASC training.

Introduction Part 1
IASC Usage Part 1
Organicization of IASC Part 1
Atrometrica, Observations, and Discoveries Part 1
Future Plans for IASC Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Question before Astrometica process Part 1
WISE Website/ Status of WISE Part 1
Full Presentation  

A follow-up training session was held on March 13, 2010. This session covered in more detail the Astrometrica software used in the IASC program. A recording of the Astrometrica training session can be found here: Ginger Anderson Astrometrica training.

IASC Growth and Program Flow

Part 1

Downloading, installing, and configuring Astrometrica

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Analyzing Images using Astrometrica

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Sending the MPC Report

Part 1

Types of Campaigns, Login Information

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Click here to view the full presentation


Click here to download FAQs for Astrometrica. (pdf - 0.99MB)



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