At The Blue Ridge School near Charlottesville I have been fortunate enough to teach Astronomy to 11th and 12th grade students for the last 10 years. I’ll speak about how I came to be at Blue Ridge, the curriculum I teach, as well as some of the many challenges students and educators face in the 21st century.
The June meeting for the Charlottesville Astronomical Society will be conducted on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the John C. Wells Planetarium on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. The John C. Wells Planetarium is a $2 million, state-of-the-art hybrid facility, the only one of its kind in the world. It hosts both an Evans & Sutherland Digistar 5 digital projection system and a Goto Chronos opto-mechanical star projector that provides visitors with a superior and realistic night sky. We will coordinate car pooling for this meeting as we get closer to the meeting date.