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Star Party 10.19.13 Slideshow

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by Ryan Theule on 5 December 2013

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At College of the Canyons' beautiful Canyon Country Campus
Quickly became a beloved community event
HISTORY
Fueled partnerships with student clubs, local astronomy groups, and area schools
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Friday, October 19th at CCC, from 7-9:30 pm
FALL 2012 STAR PARTY
Participants will "experience" the vast size of the solar system with a hands-on lesson/demonstration of the scale of the planets, using the amphitheater, props, and volunteers
TOPIC HIGHLIGHTS
Highlight COC facilities at the Canyon Country Campus
ONGOING ROLE
Events such as the Star Party at CCC provide the opportunity to:
Featured various planets and astronomical wonders
Acclimated students, staff, and community partners to attending events at CCC
Featured COC faculty and acclaimed scientists
5 Parties completed and NO rain yet!
Raised awareness of STEM-field disciplines
Raised scholarship money for the Dr. Ram Manvi Memorial Scholarship
Raised interest in future planetarium and science building
20% moon and a sky that features gas giants, nebulae, galaxies, and more
Featuring a science lesson, overview of the math/sciences division, and a lecture on "exoplanets"
Speaker: Dr. Steve Howell, deputy project scientist for the NASA-Kepler Space Mission
A discussion of exoplanets outside the solar system, including gas giants, ice giants, hot-super-Earths, and how astronomers can detect them
Increase opportunities to highlight COC instructional programs and services (as in the 5th Anniversary event)
Feature science experiments and lessons
Increase outreach to local schools
Free and open to everyone
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and family
Food/beverages available for purchase
Showcase the beautiful campus
Invite the community on-grounds

Increase the awareness of astronomy, physics, and STEM-disciplines
Demonstrate the breadth/depth of instructional programming and services available
Increase outreach with schools and the community
Garner support and excitement for the campus and future initiatives such as the Planetarium and future Science building
KEEPING UP THE "STELLAR" WORK
OCTOBER 23, 2009: Tom Falconer (adjunct) - Orientaiton to the Night Sky and Earth's Moon
PAST PARTIES
MAY 21, 2010: Tom Falconer (adjunct) and John Sepika (adjunct/JPL) - Star Gazing in SCV and Orientation to the Sky
OCTOBER 15, 2010: David Ciardi (NASA/CalTech) - Finding Planets, Dr. Kevin Grazier - Jupiter
OCTOBER 21, 2011: David Michaels (faculty) - Jupiter "Attracts"
MAY 4, 2012: Matthew Wallace (JPL) - Curiosity Mars Rover
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
WELCOME TO THE STAR PARTY
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!
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