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Cafe at the end of the Universe / Re: Just Chat...
« on: July 06, 2011, 06:24:30 pm »
It all sounds so wonderful! I'm very jealous...

« on: December 31, 2009, 09:21:35 pm »
Excellent idea!  :D

Star space / Re: Zooties cosmic pictures
« on: December 31, 2009, 09:19:35 pm »
Here's mine.
Tonight's blue moon partial eclipse.

Fuji Finepix S5600
1/800 sec at f5.6
Practise for the 2010 challenge!!

This is stunning!! Wow!

Latest News from Galaxy Zoo / Re: NEW! Galaxy Zoo science blog!
« on: November 28, 2009, 11:31:03 pm »
Thanks, Hanny!  :)

Latest News from Galaxy Zoo / Re: NEW! Galaxy Zoo science blog!
« on: November 28, 2009, 08:23:48 pm »
Did we lose the blog? Or is it just me...  ::)

At my job I, I work with two mentally handicap adults, One of the clients enjoys looking at the galaxies as I do. Though he can't hear, He points to the icon he thinks it is. He has gotten pretty good at it, but I have to do the actual catalogue, because sometimes he still says Ellipticals are a blur. But most of the time he gets it right.
He is 67 yrs. but has the mentality of 12 yrs. He simply loves this site.

This is wonderful! I'd love to hear more about this, if you'd like to share more details either here or in a PM/email?  Do you use the Zoo1 site or Zoo 2?

Little Zoo: 3-5 Year Olds / Re: Creative ideas
« on: September 15, 2009, 04:22:34 pm »
Thanks so much for posting these links!!  I love the space bubble letters!

I'm going to take this opportunity to remind everyone that adults like to do coloring pages, too!! ;)  Especially if you buy yourself that huge new box of crayons... ;D

Zoo for Adult Learners / Anthony's Galaxy Zoo Lab
« on: September 10, 2009, 06:15:41 pm »
Hi Everyone,

At the Greenwich meeting this summer, I was lucky enough to meet John Wallin and talk a bit about using Galaxy Zoo in the classroom. His graduate student, Anthony, has written a lab that uses Galaxy Zoo, and he was kind enough to allow me to share it with you. Here is the text of Anthony's email:


I've attached the lab material to this message.  The files are in MS Word format.  Let me know if you need a different format.

The lab involves using Galaxy Zoo 2 to learn some basic trends about elliptical and disk galaxies.  Blueness/Redness and young/old.  There is a section about our Mergers activity, but that is completely separable if you want to just do the main Zoo portion.

The main document is called galaxylab_summer09.doc.  We have an exercise for our students to complete before they get to class, that's the prelab.  The answer sheet printed strangely sometimes, so I have also attached a screen shot of what the last portion should look like.  That is for the Mergers activity.  Again, that part can be cut out altogether if you prefer.

As we finish our preparations for the launch of the Mergers site, we'll be updating the tutorial and science information there.  So depending on when people plan on doing this activity, we'll have to provide you an up-to-date URL for the site.


Anthony has offered to be of assistance if there are any questions--just PM me and I can give you his email.

Thanks, Anthony!!  ;D ;D

[I had to upload the files as PDFs... if you would like the .doc format, email me and I'll send them to you.--Georgia]

In and out of the Classroom is a brilliant idea. Whoever thought of adding this to the GZ, congratulations!

Like Galaxy Zoo itself, it was and is a group effort!!  ;D  Glad you like it!

Outreach / Re: GZ Memory Game
« on: September 09, 2009, 08:01:48 pm »
Very nice! Thanks!!  ;D

At the Zoo with Pre-Teens: 8-13 Year Olds / Re: Planet Webquest
« on: September 09, 2009, 07:51:39 pm »
Webquests are wonderful! This one looks like a lot of fun... and it includes making up your own "mission patch" for your crew!  Anyone want to make a Galaxy Zoo mission patch?  ;D 

The link for the cyber postcards didn't work when I tried it... here's one that seems to be ok...

Have fun!

Little Zoo: 3-5 Year Olds / Re: Little Zoo Gallery
« on: September 09, 2009, 07:35:40 pm »
These are fabulous!!  ;D  I love seeing student work, and kids are the BEST artists!  Keep 'em coming!

Little Zoo: 3-5 Year Olds / Re: Glitter (yay!) Galaxy
« on: September 02, 2009, 07:40:25 pm »
Glad the little ones have been included here at the zoo, hopefully some glittery pictures will get posted.  Nice idea.  :)

Posting the pictures.... great idea!   :D

« on: September 02, 2009, 03:27:50 pm »
Hello Everyone!  

This is a new area of the forum dedicated to the discussion of using Galaxy Zoo in a variety of educational settings--classrooms, nature centers, museums, scout gatherings, the kitchen table  :D , etc. Most of the boards are organized according to the age of the learner, but almost all these ideas and activities are adaptable to many levels of skill and knowledge, so don't let the age level limit your browsing! Feel free to discuss and share activities and any tips on making Galaxy Zoo a success in the classroom--formal or informal. And if you try some of the activities, we'd love to have the benefit of your experience! Let us know how it goes!


Object of the Day / Re: Tuesday 1st September 2009: The Mocking Jellyfish
« on: September 01, 2009, 04:04:16 pm »
Alice, you keep outdoing yourself! This is wonderful!  ;D

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