A Partnership in Observational and Computational Astronomy

Year 5 Outreach

A Venus Transit event was held by the POCA faculty and students at SC State on June 6, 2012. Approximately 100 members of the community attended.

The POCA project partnered with the SCSU physics program to host the 3rd annual "Physics Visitation Day" on November 3, 2012. A total of 149 students from 19 schools around the state applied. Attendance had to be limited and eventually 26 students and 12 parents or teachers attended. The all day event featured demonstrations and hands-on activities on light, sound, motion, medical physics, astronomy and atmospheric science.

A number of POCA-supported activities were held on campus and at schools around the state. These included recruitment events and science talks. Approximately 250 additional K-12 students and teachers were reached through this means.

Unfortunately SCSU has been without a planetarium manager for nearly two years, so there were no POCA activities related to that facility during this reporting period.