ROBERT LESLIE FIELDING
Be kind to everyone you meet.
You may never see them again.

Write to be read - be better than you need to be!

 

 

Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made!

 

Making Light

http://www.nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/

British Geological Survey

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/home.html?src=topNav

Citizen Science

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/citizenScience/home.html?src=topNav

an antipiphany* – that striking realization of the magnitude of what can be known, 

which reduces what you actually understand to a paltry amount.

http://scistarter.com/blog/category/astronomy-space/

Realizing how little you know and 5 steps in the process of involving people in research

http://scistarter.com/blog/2013/07/that-moment-when-you-realize-how-little-you-actually-know/

Citizen Sky blog

http://www.citizensky.org/blog

Citizen Sky

Citizen scientists are volunteers, many of whom have no prior 

scientific training, who work with trained scientific researchers 

to answer real-world questions. This means YOU! 

http://www.citizensky.org/

Blog

http://www.aavso.org/blogs/rebeccaturner

Citizen Science UK

http://www.citizenscientist.org.uk/

For us, the citizen science approach is a sustainable way to 

produce relevant and engaging content across many disciplines, 

from astronomy to oceanography. It helps us build the 

community of amateur astronomers that we’ve established 

with our Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. 

And it makes links between contemporary science and the 

Royal Observatory’s early role as a site of scientific research. 

In the background to Solar Stormwatch, 

you’ll find over a century of solar science at Greenwich.

http://www.citizensciencealliance.org/partners.html

Stars and stuff

Stellar Evolution

http://www.aavso.org/stellar-evolution

Variable stars and the stories they tell us

http://www.aavso.org/variable-stars-and-stories-they-tell

The Cosmic Distance Ladder

http://www.aavso.org/cosmic-distance-ladder

Exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life

http://www.aavso.org/cosmic-distance-ladder

Types of variables

http://www.aavso.org/types-variables

Education

http://www.aavso.org/education

Variable star astronomy - with some great pdfs for students and teachers (Glossary and Intro saved)

http://www.aavso.org/education/vsa

Blog

http://chandra.harvard.edu/blog/

Education

http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/

Formal index for educational material with lots of pdFs

http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/formal/index.html

Field Guide

http://chandra.harvard.edu/field_guide.html

Galactic navigation

http://chandra.harvard.edu/xray_astro/navigation.html

NASA Index for educators with an A to Z of topics

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/Alpha_index.html

Acronyms

http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/acronyms.html

Space Life Sciences Education

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/spacelife/home/index.html

Life Beyond Our Planet

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/spacelife/topics/lifebeyond/index.html

What it takes to live away from our planet - Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phcn25eFL-o&feature=youtu.be

University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/tops/hoa.html

AAVSO - wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Association_of_Variable_Star_Observers

Science in the classroom

http://scienceintheclassroom.org/

Topics to explore - Learning with GPS/Ecology/Astronomy/Life Sciences/Chemistry/Real life challenges

http://sciencespot.net/Pages/classroom.html

Zone of Proximal Development - the difference between what a student can do without a teacher’s help and what she can’t

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_of_proximal_development

Science pages wiki-classroom

https://thescienceclassroom.wikispaces.com/The+Science+Classroom

Blog - interesting articles about teaching - ie. Creating an online syllabus

http://pchsfysicstchr.edublogs.org/

Robert Leslie Fielding