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Accessing and Downloading Images from NASA's WISE Mission
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Accessing and Downloading Images from NASA's WISE Mission

This website provides instructions on how to find and download images directly ... (more)

This website provides instructions on how to find and download images directly from the WISE archive. Anyone with an internet connection now has free access to high-resolution infrared images from the WISE mission. These instructions explain how to get the images you want, without using complex terminology and options that may be difficult for the layperson to navigate. (less)

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Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
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Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Author:
Bryan Mendez
Creating Color Pictures Using Images From NASA's WISE Mission
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Creating Color Pictures Using Images From NASA's WISE Mission

This guide is an accompaniment to "Accessing and Downloading Images From NASA's ... (more)

This guide is an accompaniment to "Accessing and Downloading Images From NASA's WISE Mission." The guide provides instructions on how to make color pictures using images downloaded from the WISE archive. An overview of what digital images and FITS files are is followed by a discussion on the basic process of how gray scale images are adjusted, assigned color, and added together to create a color picture. Five different image processing programs are provided to the users, along with the pros and cons of each program, and links for installing and using each one. There is also a review of the various image artifacts that may be found in WISE images. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Herschel Infrared Experiment
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Herschel Infrared Experiment

In this experiment, students replicate a version of the 1800 experiment in ... (more)

In this experiment, students replicate a version of the 1800 experiment in which a form of radiation other than visible light was discovered by the famous astronomer Sir Frederick William Herschel. Students use glass prisms, thermometers, and sunlight to detect the increase in temperature beyond the red end of the visible spectrum, thus detecting infrared light. This activity is available on the back of the Electromagnetic Spectrum Poster which is a collaborative product of Astrophysics missions and staff comprising the Astrophysics SEPOF. The Astrophysics SEPOF is headquartered at the Space Telescope Science Institute, operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). Request a paper copy of the poster from SEPOF through the "contact us" page of Amazing Space - be sure to include your mailing address. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
ImageJ Activity Booklet
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ImageJ Activity Booklet

This is a PDF guide on how to use ImageJ image processing ... (more)

This is a PDF guide on how to use ImageJ image processing software to understand and manipulate astronomical images. The guide begins with instructions on how to download ImageJ, plus some additional astronomy-related plugins, followed by directions on how to install everything correctly. There are three lessons that will help the user get oriented with some of the most basic image processing skills needed for analyzing astronomical images. There are questions throughout the lesson to help guide thinking. After the lessons is an explanation for how to create a color picture using three different gray scale images. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
The Inverse Square Law of Light
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The Inverse Square Law of Light

This lesson provides a way for students to determine the relationship between ... (more)

This lesson provides a way for students to determine the relationship between the distance from a light source and its brightness. Once students discover the relationship, they can begin to understand how astronomers use this knowledge to determine the distances to stars and far away galaxies. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Light Detectives: Using WISE Data to Identify Brown Dwarfs and ULIRGs
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Light Detectives: Using WISE Data to Identify Brown Dwarfs and ULIRGs

Using three images from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, students ... (more)

Using three images from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, students measure and analyze infrared light from objects to identify Brown Dwarfs and Ultra-Luminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs). The lesson includes a teacher’s guide, student worksheet and PowerPoint presentation (which contains the three images to be analyzed). (less)

Subject:
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Data
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Student Guide
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Size and Scale of the Universe
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Size and Scale of the Universe

In this hands-on activity, students learn about the different realms of the ... (more)

In this hands-on activity, students learn about the different realms of the Universe and explore their sizes and relative scales. They will be guided through a process that uncovers the immense sizes of the Sun, Solar System, Solar Neighborhood, Milky Way, Local Group, Supercluster, and the observable Universe. The full version of this activity involves students doing simple math computations, however it can also be done without the math. There are some inexpensive materials involved, as well as a powerpoint presentation. It is intended for grades 8-12, but can be adapted down for lower grade levels. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Universe Discovery Guides
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Universe Discovery Guides

These guides showcase education and public outreach resources from across more than ... (more)

These guides showcase education and public outreach resources from across more than 20 NASA astrophysics missions and programs. The twelve guides - one for each month - contain a science topic, an interpretive story, a sky object to view with finding charts, hands-on activities, and connections to NASA science. The guides are modular, so that educators can use the portions that are the most useful for their audiences/events. Following is the theme for each month: January - Betelgeuse, February - Orion Nebula, March - Pleiades, April - Pollux; May - Hubble Deep Field, June - Hercules Cluster, July - Ring Nebula & Veil Nebula, August - The Search for Habitable Worlds, September - Milky Way Galaxy, October - Upsilon Andromedae, November - Andromeda Galaxy, and December - Crab Nebula. (less)

Subject:
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
World Wise Schools
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World Wise Schools

program aims to engage learners in an inquiry about the world, themselves, ... (more)

program aims to engage learners in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others in order to broaden perspectives, promote cultural awareness and encourage service. Students can email currently serving Peace Corps volunteers and build cross-cultural awareness by reading Culture Matters, the workbook used by Peace Corps Volunteers in the field. (less)

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Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Peace Corps
Provider Set:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
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