I met with the director of Renaissance Academy yesterday and discussed several issues regarding the Farpoint project. We discussed my teaching assignment at the school and the time commitment required to run a classroom and create the simulator / STEM curriculum. The last time I taught full time and started a Space Center was way back in 1989/90 when the originial Space Center was built at Central School. That was a rough year both mentally and physically; I was burning the candle at both ends. This time around should be better; I've got plenty of help from a talented board of directors and the support from the old Space Center staff and volunteers.
Have you thought about attending school at Renaissance? It is a kindergarten - ninth grade charter school. Imagine being a student at a Space Center school. Imagine going into the simulators for missions lasting months instead of hours. Imagine taking the mission back into your classroom and working through the issues and problems with your teachers. Imagine attending junior high at a school with a small student body, where you can get one on one attention. Renaissance Academy is putting students on its waiting list right now. So, if you're not happy at your present school, consider making a change. Who knows, maybe we can fill the school with fantastic Space Center fans. Perhaps you'll end up in my classroom. Wait a minute, that may be a reason NOT to go to Renaissance :)
What does The Troubadour have for you today?
- A Post from the old Troubadour. The Staff Strike Back!
- Space and Science News
- The Imaginarium
Only then did I realized my decision to replace the Phoenix Controls with Odyssey Controls had upset so many people. Mr. Mark Daymont sat alone at my defense table, pouring over copious notes while shaking his head in disbelief. I heard a hissing sound as he took in air through clenched teeth.
Space and Science News
New Detailed Photos of the Star Betelgeuse in the Orion Constellation.
Come on Betelgeuse: Supernova already.....
Smart Skin for Robots
Nanoscientists have developed an array capable of sensing touch with the same sensitivity as a human fingertip. The technology could be used to create smart skin for robots.
The arrays use around 8,000 touch-sensitive transistors known as 'taxels' which are capable of generating piezoelectric signals independently of one another -- that means when the taxels are put under mechanical stress they emit electricity. Read More
Astronomy Picture of the Day
This gorgeous spiral galaxy, known as the Bubble Galaxy, is located more than 35 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation of Leo. Practically a hop and a skip away (in cosmological terms!) The galaxy, known formally designated 'NGC 3521,' is one of the more brightly lit objects seen in our night sky.
Sit back and enjoy the imaginative work of others, then go and make the ordinary, extraordinary.
Imagination in design
Bake at 120 degrees
We've all been there.
Just because its creative and no one has done it before doesn't mean it should be done.
Use your brain
Is this on purpose?