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Two Events - Live from the Discovery Channel Telescope!

Author: Jeffrey Hall

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Presented by Jeffrey Hall,
Director, The Rotunda at Lowell Observatory

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Discovery Channel Telescope
February 26 2013 at 1:00pm EST

For elementary, middle, and high school classrooms

Bring your students on an exclusive tour behind the $53 million facility that encapsulates the 4.3 meter Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT).  In addition to the breathtaking images that the DCT has captured in its short life, we’ll review the engineering and architectural challenges that were conquered to sustain such an amazing undertaking.  Plus, you will have the opportunity to vote on which part of our Universe we should observe during our live viewing encore presentation at 9pm EST.

Gazing the Nighttime Sky through the Discovery Channel Telescope
Encore Presentation at 9:00pm EST
For families

Grab a warm cup of hot chocolate and gather round to tune into this live web broadcast of the evening sky.  With exclusive access and control of the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT), Director Jeff Hall and DCT Commissioning Scientist Stephen Levine will be navigating the telescope to the top-voted area from the daytime broadcast. Images will be surreal. Pajamas are optional.

Subjects:  ScienceTechnologyEngineeringMathematicsIntegrationInspiration
Grade Level:  3456789101112

Sidonia Todd says:
28-Dec-13 09:43 PM

Are elementary teachers allowed to apply?

10-Nov-13 05:16 PM

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Mr. Zoran Zagar says:
23-Aug-13 04:25 PM

Dear Diety why don't you present (provide us with} answers to all those questions in Comments section? Mr. ZZ

Karen Davis says:
27-Feb-13 10:01 AM

I think I registered, but could not make the times. How do I access the archived events.

April says:
26-Feb-13 02:43 PM

I registered for this mornings class but could never get into the event even with my confirmation website address. It just took me to Discoveryed. com. Now I am trying to register for the late class and I can't. Is the registration closed? Or what do I need to do?

Dave Tchozewski says:
26-Feb-13 12:49 PM

The link that was provided in EventBrite linked to and not the webinar.

Ashley McDowell says:
26-Feb-13 12:16 PM

When I log in I am re-directed to Discovery Education. Do I access it from there?

Siemens STEM Academy says:
26-Feb-13 12:10 PM

If you have registered for the event, the live webinar video should appear on the page of the link Siemens STEM Academy has posted below. If prompted, please log in/register. If you have previously registered, you should have recieved a confirmation email with a link to access. Additionally, this webinar will be archived and available for free download in 4-6 days. We will also email the link to download to all registrants, and it will also be posted on our website.

Ashley McDowell says:
26-Feb-13 12:08 PM

Where do I go on that page, all I get is the registration option.

Siemens STEM Academy says:
26-Feb-13 12:07 PM

Please use this link to access the webinar:

Ashley McDowell says:
26-Feb-13 12:06 PM

Help, I have been trying to access the webinar for 25 minutes and can't get to the location. I registered 2 weeks ago!

Vicki Heckel says:
26-Feb-13 12:05 PM

I can't join the webinar.

Don Gross says:
26-Feb-13 11:50 AM

How do you connect?

Karen McCarthy says:
26-Feb-13 10:19 AM

This is great, there is more intest in the skys since the asteriod of last week in Russia

Millie Amaro says:
25-Feb-13 06:09 PM

Creo que sera una experiencia maravillosa. I can't wait

Donna Furrey says:
23-Feb-13 11:53 AM

I am going to do the live program during school tie. I want to invite our parents and students to participate at night. Do I just send them this site abd have them sign in. They will not be answering so many of the questions since they aren't teachers. I don't want to confuse them.

Angie Goemaat says:
19-Feb-13 04:29 PM

Awesome! Hoping to invite parents to our school to watch with us!

Susan Preston says:
15-Feb-13 08:38 AM

Sounds great we plan to tune in!!

Vannessa Mitchell says:
15-Feb-13 07:29 AM

Excellent! Will need the archive version if something unexpected exist.

Elizabeth Straczek says:
14-Feb-13 04:10 PM

Thanks! I am offering this as an in school field trip :)

Oscar De Moya says:
14-Feb-13 09:17 AM

Excelente oportunidad para observar el cielo con este gran telescopio y aprender con mis estudiantes del universo. Gracias

Rebecca Schieber says:
13-Feb-13 05:29 PM

I might not be able to coordinate the webinar live but would be interested in the archive

Chantelle Belmonte Dallas says:
13-Feb-13 05:10 PM


Mindy Clay says:
13-Feb-13 02:53 PM

this is great

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