|Catch a Falling Star!|
A Texas Space Grant Consortium
Summer Institute for
Middle and Secondary School Teachers
July 19-23, 1999
Catch a Falling Star Schedule
Do you know the difference between a comet, meteorite, and asteroid?
The past summer saw two major movies that made the public more aware of the size and possible global destruction from asteroids. In real life, NASA has launched a satellite to obit an asteroid in 1999 (the NEAR Mission) , while another (Stardust) awaits launch in 1999 to collect samples of dust from a comet. The Earth, our moon, and many other planets have scars from meteorite impacts.
In 1999, the 10th anniversary year of LiftOff, the theme will be "Catch a Falling Star." It will expand on the above mentioned topics by studying comets, meteorites, and asteroids.
Texas teachers must: submit a completed application, no later than February 26, 1999, to:
Non-Texas teachers must:1) obtain a recommendation from their state's Space Grant Consortium, and 2) submit a completed application, no later than February 26, 1999, to TSGC at the address listed above.
Contact information for other Space Grant Consortia can be obtained from the Directory Of Space Grant Contacts web page or by contacting Allen Lewis, Texas Space Grant Consortium, phone: 512-471-6922, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications (Acrobat Reader) may be downloaded from the Texas Space Grant Consortium home page (http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/). If you have any problems downloading the application and would like to receive a paper copy please e-mail Allen Lewis
Last Modified: Mon Sept 20, 1999