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ERIC Number: EJ758602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
The "All Sky Camera Network"
Caldwell, Andy
Science Teacher, v72 n2 p47-49 Feb 2005
In 2001, the "All Sky Camera Network" came to life as an outreach program to connect the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) exhibit "Space Odyssey" with Colorado schools. The network is comprised of cameras placed strategically at schools throughout Colorado to capture fireballs--rare events that produce meteorites. Meteorites have great scientific value because they hold clues to the age of the solar system, how it formed, and possibly where life came from. Students involved in the network sort through images collected every night by cameras and identify those images containing fireballs. Students then collaborate with DMNS to try to triangulate locations of fireball falls. The location of a fall can be determined within hours of a fireball event. This article discusses the past, present, and future of the "All Sky Camera Network." (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado