26 April 2008

MD Day 2008 logoCome out and join us for the 10th annual Maryland Day. The Astronomy Department will once again set up with other CMPS departments in front of the Math building.

Official Maryland Day website

Here are the events that we held:

  • Arts-tronomy -- What does a comet look like? How about galaxies? It's up to you in these astronomy-themed arts and crafts activities.

  • The Little Spacecraft That Could -- The Deep Impact spacecraft has a new assignment -- observe another comet and extrasolar planets. Now called EPOXI, mission team members will be on hand to answer questions, make dry ice comets, and demonstrate extrasolar planet detection methods. Demos throughout the day.

  • Solar Observing -- The Sun might not be in solar max but there should still be a few spots visible. We'll be safely observing the sun through telescopes using white light and hydrogen-alpha filters.

  • Solar System Walk -- Stroll through the Solar System with the AstroTerps.


We hope you came and enjoyed "Exploring Our World!"