December 8 2021: Astronomy Night for Cub Scouts
When: Wednesday, December 8th from 6:30-9:00 pm
Where: William Eckhardt Research Center (ERD), University of Chicago, 5640 Ellis Ave., Chicago,
What: Astronomy Night
- 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – hands-on science activities in the ERC building
- 7:30 -8:30 – walk over to the Ryerson telescope (group will be escorted)
Who: 25 attendees total (including parents and 13 cub scouts)
- 13 girl and boy scouts ages 7-8
- 9 parent chaperones
Safety: All program attendees wear required to wear masks and hand sanitizer was provided.
We hosted an astronomy & night sky viewing experience for a group of Cub Scouts (ages 5 and up) joined by parents/ chaperones. This event started with Cub Scouts visiting the University of Chicago Astronomy & Astrophysics Department where they engaged in hands-on science activities and then the group walked to the Ryerson telescope for a look at the night sky.
Student Volunteers: Aster Taylor, an astrophysics student, and Ronik Bhaskar, a computer science major.
November 23 2021: Cosmology & Art for Afterschool Learners at Project Exploration
Dr. Chihway Chang talked to middle school students about dark matter and dark energy. She focused on the Dark Energy Survey and art illustrations and science facts on the project website at DarkBites. Students used drawing materials and coloring pencils to create their own illustrations.