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TOPS Followup Activities

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TOPS Teachers are engaged in a number of follow up activities. These include star parties, classroom guest lectures from astronomers, presentation of TOPS activities at other meetings, teacher led workshops, and TOPS gatherings for support and follow up. This page is a collection and schedule for these activities.

Star Parties

  • October 9, 1999 - Dillingham Field - Contact M. Kadooka.
  • December 4, 1999 - Dillingham Field - in conjunction with the Hawaii Astronomical Society - contact Gerbs Bauer.
  • February 5, 2000 - contact George Bendo or M. Kadooka.
Follow up Activities / Workshops for TOPS
  • October 2, 1999 - Astronomy Workshop at Mililani High School, "Kukaniloko - a Hawaiian Stonehenge". Contact: Elaine Mahoney. Students S. Kawakami and B. Yasuda won 2nd place in the TechQuest 2000 competition for their work on this site.
  • November 20, 1999 - Meeting at McKinley High School for additional hands on activities, to dicuss implementation of activities in the classroom, and development of the teaching portfolios. Contact: M. Kadooka, T. Slater.
Other Activities & Associated Workshops
  • July 26-29, 1999 - PREL Conference in Saipan. TOPS Teacher Kurt Woolslayer (with help from Lucky Lucky) ran a presentation for teachers about the TOPS activities. Contact: K. Woolslayer.
  • November 3, 1999 - IfA Machine shop tour for Mililani High School (E. Mahoney).
  • November 20, 1999 - AAPT Meeting - 9-12 - Robotics Workshop.
  • January 23, 2000 - Honokaa Family Fun Night - This workshop will include a portable planetarium. Contact Alison Simmerman.
  • February 12, 2000 - Sacred Hearts Student Program - from 8:30-11:30. Karen Meech will be conducting hands on activities for middle school girls (drawn from schools statewide). Several TOPS teachers will be present to help run the activities. Contact: K. Meech, M. Kadooka.
  • March 2-4, 2000 - Mililani High School - Reach for the Stars Camp - Mauna Kea for students, organized by E. Mahoney and sponsored by the Mililani High School Science and Technology Learning Center.
  • Rota High School - After school astronomy program using a new Nexstar 5-inch telescope. Contact: kurtwool@gtepacifica.net.
  • April 12, 2000 - IfA/Mililani HS - Site visit to Kukaniloko with archaeoastronomer Clive Ruggles. Prelude to proposal writing to develop a collaboration involving Hawaiian students and teachers.

Last Updated on February 18, 2000

This page has been visited times since December 1999.
Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii
meech@.ifa.hawaii.edu