Explore Solar System & Beyond: NASA's Four Great Observatories
Thursday 06/04/2020
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators and Students in Grades K-12
 
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar. 
Great Observatories program - Wikipedia 
Chandra. Compton. Hubble. Spitzer. NASA's Great Observatories each use a distinct portion of the electro-magnetic spectrum when studying the Universe and its wonders. Being able to observe cosmic objects with different spectral wavelengths has significantly expanded astronomical understanding over the past three decades. In this webinar, participants will become acquainted with the legacy of these four observatories as NASA prepares to launch the next-generation James Webb Space Telescope in 2021. Relevant instructional resources will also be included.

Dr. Anne Weiss is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Langley Research Center, which serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Anne originally trained as a neuroscientist, which included a research assignment in genetics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 1998, Anne has taught Earth science, chemistry & biochemistry, physical science, human anatomy & physiology, and general biology at the K-12 and higher education levels. As a graduate assistant, Anne served as Community Manager of the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), the subject of her dissertation on online teacher professional development, for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Anne earned a B.S. in Vertebrate Physiology (with history minor) from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Physiology from the Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.