Storm King Art Center. Mountainville, NY, September 2012.
I would love to write a grant which brings together art and science teachers for cross curricular lesson development which culminated in a weekend stay for students. Students could then create their own works for a curated show attended by the public.
astrotunes asked: Just wanted to say thanks for your nice reviews of my Lisa Randall and Carolyn Porco LEGO stuff... I'm new to Tumblr, so apologies for not sending a thank you sooner. cheers, maia
My pleasure, glad you enjoyed!
With advances in the methods of interferometry, subsidence of entire countries can now be mapped. This image shows the average displacement rates over millions of permanent scatterers identified over Italy using data from ESA’s ERS missions (1992–2001). The project was financed by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and carried out by e-GEOS, TRE and Compulab. Credit: Tele-Rilevamento Europa (TRE). (vía ESA)
These sinuous layers of magnetite (dark layers) in alternation with chert (red layers) were photographed on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP), near Ishpeming. The largest chert bands are about an inch or two (about 5 cm) wide. This rock formed on an ancient seafloor about 2.4 billion years ago. Unlike today, the ancient oceans are thought to have contained abundant dissolved iron. When atmospheric oxygen became plentiful, this oxygen reacted with the dissolved iron to form solid iron oxides like magnetite and silica-rich chert. The alternating layers shown above formed during oxygen fluctuations that have yet to be completely explained. During the twentieth century, iron oxides were mined here to produce steel; today, we study them to learn about Earth’s paleoclimate. (via EPOD)
Been there, extracted that, have some on my desk at school :)
This year my students will be considering NASA’s future in a semester long performance task entitled “Manned Missions No More?” that focuses on scientific literacy skills. May I use this pic?
(Source: robsheridan, via migeo)
This image, snapped by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows the path of the Venus transit. Venus crossed the northern hemisphere of the sun on June 5.
Any of you catch a glimpse of Venus yesterday?