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#1 Dee

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:16 AM

http://www.alcon2009.org/


I will be in New York at Hofstra University for ALCON 2009 see link above.
Here below are the details of the talks I am doing for ALCON , if you would like to come along and say hi :-)
I arrive on August 3rd leave on August 9th

Thursday, August 6, 2 PM - Deadly Moons Children's Art/Astronomy Workshop, room to be determined.

Friday, August 7, 2 PM - Astronomical Sketching taking it to the wider community . Room 141.

Saturday, August 8, 9 AM - Galileo ? Galileo? who on Earth was Galileo ? Plaza Room West.

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 09:23 AM

Dee,

This looks to be a real learning event. I know this will be a great time for you. Those attending are in for a wonderful treat with your presentations. :rainbow:

Frank :)

#3 CarlosEH

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:08 PM

Dee,

ALCON is very fortunate to have an observer/lecturer such as yourself. Have fun with your lectures.

Carlos

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:11 PM

That's wonderful, Dee! Have a great time and best wishes for the events!

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:15 PM

Wish I lived a little closer. Be safe and have fun.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:35 PM

Dee, I'm so delighted to hear of your presentations at ALCON! :flower: :flower: Have a wonderful time! :rainbow:

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:46 PM

Great news, Dee!

You'll have a great time over there. :)

#8 Dee

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:16 AM

http://www.alcon2009.org/speakers.html

Thanks everyone, I hope some of you CN'ers that may be in the NY area will pop over for my talks. :thewave:

I am looking forward to the visit and to presenting what I have to offer to ALCON .

Dee

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:08 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0zl8VbgdG0Q

Over 30 children and 10 adults attended my Astronomy / Art workshop "Deadly Moons" at ALCON 2009.
ALCON is The Astronomical Leagues annual convention. http://www.astroleague.org/

Above link shows some of the moons sketched by some very young children at the workshop .

Deadly is a street word meaning really cool , and is an expression used by children when they view our moon in my telescope " that's deadly " is a very commonly used by children here in Ireland and caught on in New York as well.

Deadly Moons teaches a little bit about our moon , and the other exotic moons in our solar system.
We learn about moon phases, busy moons , quite moons , Galilean moons, moon exploration and moon terminology . We have fun with moons and create our choices on black paper with soft pastels in vivid colors.

The workshop was organised by the Amateur Observers Society of New York http://www.aosny.org/
at Hofstra University Long Island NY. Some children came from the Science Camp at the university
and some came from AOS members Linda Prince's Young Astronomers Group.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:12 PM

Dee :flower: :flower: :flower: that was just wonderful! :jump: I wish I could have been there just to see the smiles of delight from the kids and and the twinkles of pride in the eyes of their parents! Looks like a fun and educational time for all involved! :waytogo:

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 01:50 AM

Dee,

Congratulations to you one a job superbly done. The kids must have loved it. The sketches were wonderful.
As these kids get older they will never say that they can't sketch thanks to you Dee. :waytogo: :bow: :cool: :rainbow:

Frank :)

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 01:52 AM

Dee,

The digital video on youtube was enjoyable and I loved seeing the kids creations! What a tremendous service you gave to them, one they'll remember. Well done.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:57 AM

Dee

Was at your talk at ALcon (8/7, 2:00 PM) on astronomical sketching and it was great. Loved your solar sketches and your lunar sketches were particularly impressive. I was extremely interested in your sketches of Comet Holmes. Once again for those not at ALcon an excellent talk.

Clear Skies and Keep Sketching.
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#14 Dee

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 06:34 PM

Thanks guys, it was great fun and very interesting to try the workshop in an other country.:-)

Rich ( RTLYS) I hope we said hello ???
I shook so many hands during that day :-)
Thanks for all the positive comments , I had a wonderful time at ALCON and really enjoyed taking part.

Dee

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 04:41 AM

Thanks guys, it was great fun and very interesting to try the workshop in an other country.:-)

Rich ( RTLYS) I hope we said hello ???
I shook so many hands during that day :-)
Thanks for all the positive comments , I had a wonderful time at ALCON and really enjoyed taking part.

Dee


Dee

You did. :jump: Thanks

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#16 Dee

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:48 PM

Oh brill , thanks for coming along Rich (RLTYS)
I had posted some Comet Holmes sketches on CN at the time .
Here are some

linky

Lets hope for a another wonderful winter comet


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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:48 AM

Dee,

Congratulations on your successful talk and workshop. I know that it is a lot of work but also very satisfying for both the presenter and the participants.

It was a great idea to include the moons of other bodies in the solar system, not just Luna. I enjoyed seeing all the different sketches in the video--the children were very creative!

Another comet like Holmes would be excellent. :cool:

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:11 PM

Dee,

Congratulations on a successful lecture and workshop in New York City at ALCON 2009. The participants appeared to enjoy themselves greatly as you made it very interesting for all. I hope that you had a great experience as well.

Carlos

#19 Dee

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:26 AM

Thank you Michael and Carlos

I had an excellent experience at ALCON , enjoyed every second . I was very pleased to be part of it all and was warmly delighted with the reactions to the talks and the workshop.


Dee






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