UNCA physics faculty members Judy Beck and Britt Lundgren traveled to Santiago, Chile in July 2017 to present at “Sharing One Sky II: SDSS, APOGEE and Astronomy Outreach”, an international meeting of astronomy educators in conjunction with the 2017 SDSS-IV Collaboration Meeting at the Universidad Catolica.
Judy and her daughter Caitlin Hay, who teaches physics in Quito, Ecuador, described their project “Sharing Our Shadows”, which links students in the US, Ecuador, and Chile to share concurrent measurements of shadows throughout the day on the equinoxes.
Successfully make a time-lapse video of the September 2017 Equinox from Quito, Ecuador! Check out how straight the shadow moves. Check back for a similar video for the December Solstice. #Sharingourshadows #MenorLearns #uncavl pic.twitter.com/W4ImTCl3JG
— Caitlin Hay (@CaitlinHay17) November 26, 2017
Britt Lundgren served as a scientific organizer of the workshop and contributed a presentation about the available educational materials for teaching astronomy with data from the SDSS.