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As interest in space initiatives increases, CHS determines impact of astronomy education

As interest in space initiatives increases, CHS determines impact of astronomy education

James Yin

May 23, 2019

On April 11 of this year, a group of researchers working for the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever photo of a black hole, a celestial object from the Messier 87 galaxy. In October, scientists at the University of Bern in Switzerland plan to launch the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite...

A Starry Night: Astronomy club sponsor, leader reflect on recent planetarium show

A Starry Night: Astronomy club sponsor, leader reflect on recent planetarium show

Kris Otten

September 29, 2017

Astronomy teacher Keith Turner and students held a planetarium show at the CHS planetarium on Sept. 28. Doors opened to the public at 7 p.m. and the show began at 7:30 p.m. with tickets selling for $4 for adults and $2 for children, seniors, and CHS students. According to Turner, preparations leading up...

Planetarium to host presentation on fall sky Oct. 2

Planetarium to host presentation on fall sky Oct. 2

Contributor

October 1, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., the Carmel Planetarium and CHS Planetarium Club will be showing a presentation on the fall night sky. Tickets are available at the CHS Bookstore from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $8 for adults and $4 for children, seniors and CHS students. The planetarium will be used to...

Astronomy Club fieldtrip to Chicago to take place in late May

Beats

April 22, 2014

The Astronomy Club will visit Chicago in late May for a field trip, according to sponsor Keith Turner. Turner said the exact date is still undecided, but students are still raising money for the trip through bakes sales during lunch. “We’re planning on going to Chicago, but we still have to raise mor...

Astronomy Club to hold Cosmic Colors show on March 28

Astronomy Club to hold Cosmic Colors show on March 28

Beats

March 22, 2014

The Astronomy Club will hold the Cosmic Colors show at the CHS planetarium on March 28 at 7 p.m. and a second show at 8 p.m., according to sponsor Keith Turner. Turner said the show will educate the audience on how color works and about looking at the color spectrum when looking at stars and galaxies. ...

Astronomy Club fundraises for field trip

Beats

February 28, 2014

Astronomy Club is currently fundraising in order to fund a field trip to Chicago in the spring, according to sponsor Keith Turner. Turner said the club members are only going to Chicago if they fundraise enough money to fund for the trip. Half of the money from astronomy shows, Turner said, will go toward...

Astronomy Club officers to meet Feb. 6

Beats

February 4, 2014

Astronomy Club officers will meet during the first session of SRT on Feb. 6 at the CHS planetarium to discuss ideas for a field trip, according to sponsor Keith Turner. Turner said at the meeting, officers will discuss alternatives to going to Chicago for a field trip due to its high cost. Turner...

Astronomy Club plans for field trip in the spring

Astronomy Club plans for field trip in the spring

Beats

January 17, 2014

  Astronomy Club members are currently planning a club field trip to Chicago to visit the Adler planetarium and other museums in the spring, according to sponsor Keith Turner. Turner said he has not planned this field trip in the last 10 years due to the expense of the trip. Turner said h...

New planetarium show to take place on Dec. 6, use new equipment

New planetarium show to take place on Dec. 6, use new equipment

Beats

December 5, 2013

A new planetarium show called “Comets and Discovery: A Sky Hunter’s Quest” will play at the CHS planetarium on Dec. 6, according to Keith Turner, planetarium director and science teacher. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and run for about 45 minutes. Tickets are available at the CHS bookstore and...

Astronomy Club to host final meeting of school year May 10 during SRT

Beats

May 9, 2012

The last Astronomy Club meeting of the year will be May 10 during SRT, according to club sponsor Keith Turner. During this meeting, members will discuss final details for the end of the year, as well as the transit of Venus viewing on June 5, during which members will set up telescopes outside the...

Astronomy Club to host “Season of Light” Dec. 10

Beats

December 7, 2011

Astronomy Club will host its annual winter holiday planetarium show called "Season of Light" at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Dec. 10. Tickets are available at the CHS bookstore. Prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children, seniors and CHS students. According to club sponsor Keith Turner, the show will...