Looking for a Fun Virtual Experience for yourself or the entire family, or a large corporation or community organization, well this one's Out of this World! Whether you're a novice just beginning with an interest in astronomy and space travel, or a seasoned amateur or student of astrophysics looking to expand your knowledge about the universe, with Look Up to the Stars--Virtual Astronomy & Space Academy, people of all ages can be inspired to think big, dream big, and to foster curiosity about an enormous universe in which the boundaries appear unlimited. With the understanding of some simple terminology and concepts, they are better informed about space and the celestial objects that reside overhead. The spark of interest often ignites in inquisitive minds where the abc's of the universe are brought to light.
Exciting week-long sessions with lots of fun hands-on activities, all are guided into the mysteries of the universe by a real astronomer who was a consultant with NASA and worked with a space telescope. The entire event or session is filled with constant fun and excitement as everyone experiences a supernova explosion of new knowledge and understanding in this virtual journey throughout the cosmos. Some of the many outrageous activities include constructing a starfinder, using a shoe box to see the phases of the Moon, and building an actual telescope from a kit provided by Look Up to the Stars.
Upcoming Schedule for Virtual Astronomy and Space Academy
Kevin Manning, astronomer, has worked as a Consultant with NASA and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (space telescope), with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was both a Wright Fellow at Tufts University and an Einstein Fellow working with NASA Headquarters, the US House Representatives, and the US Department Energy Office of Science on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and did some work with Brookhaven National Laboratory. Besides the numerous workshops he's presented over the years, some noteworthy ones include those made at Tufts University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, the National Science Teachers Association's National Convention, American Association for the Advancement of Science Breakfast with Scientists, and the National Parks Service.