10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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Stars for Everyone – Astronomy Outreach Doubling Physics Enrollments (I)

13 Jun 2018, 14:00
McCain Scotiabank Auditorium (Cap. 250) (Dalhousie University)

McCain Scotiabank Auditorium (Cap. 250)

Dalhousie University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) Physics Education / Enseignement de la physique (DPE-DEP) W3-1 Creating Authentic Physics Learning Experiences (DPE) | Créer d'authentiques expériences d'apprentissage en physique (DEP)


Svetlana Barkanova (Acadia University)


The sky on a clear night is one of the most fascinating natural sights, providing multiple (and free!) promotion opportunities for physics. The talk will describe the recent astronomy-related outreach activities at the Grenfell Campus if the Memorial University of Newfoundland, leading to more than doubling enrollments in our physics courses, as well as several methods ensuring that the students will stay fascinated with physics.

Primary author

Svetlana Barkanova (Acadia University)


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