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Astrobiology Laboratory Institute for Instructors (ALI’I)

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University of Hawaii Manoa
July 18 - 22, 2005
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Introduce in-service science teachers of grades 7-12 to astrobiology. This new multi-disciplinary field connects:

  • Astronomy of stars and galaxies
  • Physics of gravity and forces
  • Geology of fossils in rocks on planets
  • Chemistry of origin of elements and hydrocarbons
  • Biology of amino acids, DNA and origin of life.

UH Manoa’s NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) in Honolulu and Space Science Network Northwest (S2N2).

Lectures by NAI team scientists:
  • Astronomy & Physics – Protostars, NASA Cassini Mission to Titan, Deep Impact Mission to Comet Tempel 1

  • Chemistry – Astrochemistry of Hydrocarbons, Meteorites

  • Geology – Origin of Oceans, Earth’s Climate, Life on Mars

  • Microbiology – DNA, Extremophiles

Lab Tours to learn about high tech research instruments such as:

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • CCD cameras for imaging galaxies billions of light years away
  • Polarizing Microscope for mineral composition analysis

Voyages Thru Time (VTT)
Curriculum modules for astrobiology activities, which are standards-based, nationally field-tested, and NSF-funded.
For more info: www.voyagesthroughtime.org/curriculum/

UH and DOE credits will be available for the workshop.

For more information, contact:

Mary Kadooka
UH Institute for Astronomy
(808) 956-7954
2680 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822


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