28 April 2012

MD Day 2012 logoCome out and join us for the 14th annual Maryland Day. The Astronomy Department will once again set up with other CMNS departments in front of the Glenn L. Martin building.

Official Maryland Day website

Thank you to the following who helped make a great day!

Sebastien Besse
Carol Downey
Tony Farnham
Jonathan Fraine
Jithin George
Doug Hamilton
Melissa Hayes-Gehrke
Erin Kisliuk
Fiorangela Laforgia
Maggie McAdam
Alex McCormick
Eric McKenzie
Stef McLaughlin
Cole Miller
Lev Nagdimunov
Silvia Protopapa
Kevin Rauch
Derek Richardson
Holly Sheets
Krista Smith
Jessica Sunshine
Elizabeth Warner
Dennis Wellnitz
Jade Williams
Stuart Vogel

Allison Bostrom
Jesse Furman
Lisa Giles
Brett Morris
Scott Sullivan
Steffi Yen

Here are the events that we have scheduled:

  • Ask an Astronomer -- Astronomy faculty and students will be on hand to answer your perplexing astronomy-related questions!

  • Occupy Science: How the 99% Non-Scientist Citizens Can Contribute -- Interested in the cosmos? Wondering how you can contribute to science without a doctorate in a scientific field? Join the AstroTerps, UMD's student astronomy club, and learn how you can be involved in a wide variety of projects like classifying galaxies, hunting exoplanets or tracking meteors, all while sitting at your desk.

  • Cosmic Comets -- Deep Impact/EPOXI mission team members will be making dry ice comets and answering questions about the missions.

  • Solar Observing -- Take a safe look at the big yellow (or red, depending on the filter) ball in our sky through telescopes with observatory staff.

  • 2012 MD Day program booklet

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