Astronomy

  • Sep 22, 2019 - 9:30pm
    Walter Smith (Haverford College); Greg Crowther (Everett Community College)

    The goal of the "Quick Twenty" project is to create a quick and fun introduction to STEM songs in each field (biology, math, etc.), making it easy for instructors and administrators to understand how songs can be used for education, and leading to wider adoption of STEM songs for teaching. We think that a "quick twenty list" in each field (not intended to be an objective and authoritative ranking; more like "twenty diverse examples of good songs") will accomplish this.

  • Sep 22, 2019 - 6:10pm
    Suzie Shrubb

    A presentation to explore the use of voice in composed and improvised music to explore concepts in astronomy and particle physics. The presenter has herself composed pieces for voice that explore neutrinos and pulsars and this proposal includes presentation and exploration of these works. Additionally structures of cosmic evolution and models of particle physics provide a rich source of inspiration for creating improvised soundscapes with the voice and voices that are easily accessible.

    This presentation would include the following:

  • Sep 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Jon Underwood Bell, PhD, Hallstrom Planetarium and Indiana River State College (IN)

    Songs are an effective, powerful tool for teaching facts and concepts in most any field of knowledge. As a college instructor, I have come up with some handy mnemonic songs for remembering the spectral classes of stars, or the names and accomplishments of famous astronomers.