ASTRONOMY TALKS (suitable for public groups)
'What We Did on ASTRO-2': discuss how the WUPPE team worked
on the ground during the mission, controlling the instrument along
with NASA personnel and the astronauts in orbit, with a little
discussion of the astronomical observations we made.
Need to show slides, & is useful
to show a 10-15 min video. If the video is shown, takes
about 60 min to do it properly. Versions of this have been given
to public groups, high school classes, and colleges.
'Comets': general discussion of comets
is useful to show slides, though it might be done less well
by simply using large pictures..
I also have sometimes done a talk titled something like "Some Neat
Stuff I Picked up at the AAS Meeting" and shown off posters &
pictures which were being distributed by NASA and other research
organizations at a recent American Astronomical Soc meeting.
I also have spoken on impact structures on Earth.
Need to show
slides if the group is large. If the group is small (a dozen or less), large
pictures might be used instead.
Other topics, on request.
Can also do 'Some Results from ASTRO-2', a somewhat more technical
Anthony J Weitenbeck