Title: "Astronomical Hands-On Activities at the CMNH"

A presentation by Clyde Simpson,
       Observatory Coordinator, Department of Astronomy,
       Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Sponsored by the Astronomy Club of Akron, Inc.

    KIWANIS CIVIC CENTER   Click for Map
    725 Portage Lakes Dr
    Akron, OH 44319

    Friday February 27 2009 at 8:00PM

Who can attend?
    Anyone!  Absolutely free and open to the public

Abstract:  Clyde has developed a few activities for the classroom and general astronomy instruction.  Among them are a scale Earth/Moon model that costs only one cent, and a way of showing how stars form from nebulae using common household materials.

Bio:  Clyde Simpson (B.A., Geology, Cleveland State University) is Observatory Coordinator of the Ralph Mueller Observatory at the CMNH and has been a member of the Astronomy Department since 1984.  Clyde teaches astronomy and geology classes in the planetarium and Museum galleries and maintains the observatory with its 10" Warner & Swasey refracting telescope built in Cleveland in 1899. He leads field trips of astronomical interest, including several to view total eclipses of the Sun, and monitors sunspots on a daily basis for the American Association of Variable Star Observers.



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