中華民國天文學會年會

  

2014年天文年會

 

時間: 2014年 5月23-25日

地點:溪頭

第一篇  Subsequent Development and Accomplishments of TFG’s High Scope Project

第二篇  Fast Photometry of SN 2014J in the Nearby Galaxy M82

2014accomplishments SN2014J Poster

 

Subsequent Development and Accomplishments of TFG’s High Scope Project

Abstract

As a participating school of the National Science Council’s “High Scope Project,” Taipei First Girls’ Senior High School recruited teachers of various subjects and enlisted the assistance from professors of related fields to design an astronomy-themed curriculum. The 24-lesson curriculum, based on the application of spectrum to astronomy, consists of four curricular modules. During the past two years, our team has finished the designing and pilot teaching of the courses. When designing the curriculum, we incorporated information technology into the courses, and aimed to cultivate students’ ability to conduct astronomy-related projects as well as analyze data independently. Students, therefore, were encouraged to perform the processing and analyzing of large quantities of data, and even explore more by themselves. Through the development of this curriculum, together with other practical courses such as “Practical Lessons for Astronomical Observation,” “Preparation for Observation,” and “On-site Observation and Measurement,” students had many opportunities to collect first-hand data and gained hands-on experiences. They even experienced the beauty of the starry night sky in person. In the curriculum, they were taught to make use of free software to process and synthesize the photos of the stars observed in various wavelengths. For example, under the guidance of the professors on the team, the teachers and students observed the supernova SN2014J for several hours on end, and conducted scientific analyses and discussions. To make known our results, we shared our experience and reflections on the curriculum and observations in the magazines Taipei Skylight and Science Study Monthly.

In the third year of TFG’s High Scope Project, our team is dedicated to promoting the curriculum and sharing experience with teachers from other schools. We have communicated to them our concepts of design behind these hands-on lessons in the four modules. In addition, we have held several workshops on the content of the curriculum. Every activity we organized all gathered several dozen schoolteachers from across Taiwan. Last but not the least, we have received widespread accolade from these teachers on the content and feasibility of the curriculum we designed.

 

 

高瞻課程後續發展與推廣成果

 

摘要

 

       本校參與國科會為期三年的高瞻計畫,在不同學科教師互相合作及相關領域教授指導下,進行以「光譜在天文上之應用」為主題的課程模組設計。經過兩年的課程設計與實際教學,本團隊已完成四個課程模組,全部共24小時的課程規劃。課程中融入資訊科技應用,進行大量的資料處理運算與分析,此一設計有助於學生進行天文學專題之實作分析與科學探究。在此課程基礎之上,進一步配合「天文觀測原理教學」、「觀測計畫規劃課程」與「實地觀測執行」等課程,藉由課程與觀測活動的結合,讓學生參與第一手資料的蒐集工作,體會星空之美的真實觸動。除了能實務進行多波段影像處理與疊合,運用免費的天文軟體外,更在教授們的指導下,師生嘗試對超新星SN2014j連續進行數小時的觀察,並進行科學分析與討論。此外,學生與教師們也分別將參與課程、觀測的經驗與心得發表於《台北星空》與《科學研習》月刊進行分享。

        在高瞻計畫的第三年,本團隊致力於課程推廣與經驗分享,與他校教師針對四個模組與後續觀測實作的設計理念,以及課程內容進行交流。每個研習的場次皆有數十位來自全台灣各校的教師參與,並且課程設計的內容與可行性也普遍獲得參與教師們正面的評價。

 

第二篇

 Fast Photometry of SN 2014J in the Nearby Galaxy M82

Abstract

On 2014 January 21, a very bright supernova (SN) 2014J was serendipitously discovered in M82 and was subsequently classified as Type Ia. At a distance of 3.5 Mpc, SN 2014J is the nearest Type Ia SN in several decades. With an optical peak at about 10.5 mag, it provides us a very rare opportunity to study a Type Ia SN in great detail. Fast timing study on timescale of seconds for SNe is uncommon and SN 1987A is the only known SN that was observed in optical with such a timing resolution. While we do not expect to see brightness variation of a SN with a timescale of seconds because of the large expanding shell after the explosion, some hot spots on the shell may cause flares on short timescales. Here, we report our effort to carry out the first ever fast photometry observations for a Type Ia SN with the Lulin 1m telescope during the rise and decay of SN 2014J. We observed SN 2014J on January 28 for 5 hours and February 26 for 2 hours in V-band. The typical exposure of each image is about 5 sec with a readout time of about 2 sec. By performing differential photometry, we do not find any flare or dip, and conclude that SN 2014J steadily increases (decreases) in brightness during the rising (decay) stage.

This research is supported by the National Science Council under TFG’s High Scope Project, “Astronomy Curriculum with E-learning”.


2013年天文年會

時間: 2012年 5月24-26日

地點:澎湖

 

Development of the Astronomy-themed Interdisciplinary Curriculum at Taipei First Girls' High School

Shan-Chien Yang1, Yu-Mei Lin1, Shih-Ping Lai2, Albert Kong2, Hsiang-Kuang Chang2, Pin-Han Wu1, Li-Fen Jan1

1Taipei First Girls’ High School, Taipei, Taiwan

2Department of Physics, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Abstract

To explore the universe has been the greatest childhood fantasy for many people. To fulfill this dream, one needs to climb up the academic ladders to a graduate institute, for there is not any undergraduate program offered in any university in Taiwan. However, with the advent of space telescopes and the abundant data open to the public, members of the team firmly believe that without having to be a graduate student, senior high school students can now be endowed with access to the latest observational data collected by those cutting-edge telescopes. Therefore, we designed the curriculum in discussion.

The team consists of 13 teachers in various fields, including math, physics, chemistry, English, computer science, and Earth science, making the fullest use of the teacher staff and facilities available on campus. Incorporating the basic knowledge has been taught in many required courses, We design a 24-hr curriculum with "Spectrum" as the main theme. The curriculum includes four modules:“properties of light and spectrum”, “multi-wavelength observation, “evolution of stars, and “introduction of cosmology”, which make use of several free online astronomical data bases, free software for data analysis, and teaching platforms of various types. Furthermore, many of the courses are inquiry-oriented, focusing on the hands-on experiments and discussion. Each module can be taught separately in the related existing courses,and the four modules can combined to form a pilot course for research project courses.

For the past two years, the curriculum, funded by the National Science Council (High Scope Project), has drawn resources from the Graduate Institute of Astronomy at National Tsing Hua University, the Graduate Institute of Library, Information and Archival Studies at Cheng Chi University, and the Graduate Institute of Science Education. For the four modules, the team has designed 16 lesson plans, 23 pieces of teaching materials, 2 teaching instrument, and 18 worksheets. The numbers of the students participating in the pilot teaching are, respectively, 120 for Module 1, 380 for Module 2, 150 for Module 3, and 90 for Module 4. The development of the curriculum can make an empirical example for the designing and implementation of school-based feature curricula at TFG. On the other hand, other schools can also refer to it in practical teaching. The team, on this stage, is working on the making of evaluation tools as well as the modification of the teaching materials. We plan to promote the curriculum to other schools and hold demonstration camps in the third year of the project.

As for the achievements we have made so far, two TFG students, by using online astronomical databases to explore the formation of a binary star, won third place at the National Science Fair in Taiwan. 23 students, inspired and empowered by the curriculum, took part in the Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System) Asteroid Search Campaign, and found seven asteroids. On the next stage, we will continue to encourage students to join the Pan-STARRS, and also, they will be driven to carry out projects on topics such as the evolution and colors of galaxies, the distribution of large-scale galaxies in the universe, etc

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2013年天文年會

時間: 2012年 5月24-26日

地點:澎湖

 

Development of the Astronomy-themed Interdisciplinary Curriculum at Taipei First Girls' High School

Shan-Chien Yang1, Yu-Mei Lin1, Shih-Ping Lai2, Albert Kong2, Hsiang-Kuang Chang2, Pin-Han Wu1, Li-Fen Jan1

1Taipei First Girls’ High School, Taipei, Taiwan

2Department of Physics, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Abstract

To explore the universe has been the greatest childhood fantasy for many people. To fulfill this dream, one needs to climb up the academic ladders to a graduate institute, for there is not any undergraduate program offered in any university in Taiwan. However, with the advent of space telescopes and the abundant data open to the public, members of the team firmly believe that without having to be a graduate student, senior high school students can now be endowed with access to the latest observational data collected by those cutting-edge telescopes. Therefore, we designed the curriculum in discussion.

The team consists of 13 teachers in various fields, including math, physics, chemistry, English, computer science, and Earth science, making the fullest use of the teacher staff and facilities available on campus. Incorporating the basic knowledge has been taught in many required courses, We design a 24-hr curriculum with "Spectrum" as the main theme. The curriculum includes four modules:“properties of light and spectrum”, “multi-wavelength observation, “evolution of stars, and “introduction of cosmology”, which make use of several free online astronomical data bases, free software for data analysis, and teaching platforms of various types. Furthermore, many of the courses are inquiry-oriented, focusing on the hands-on experiments and discussion. Each module can be taught separately in the related existing courses,and the four modules can combined to form a pilot course for research project courses.

For the past two years, the curriculum, funded by the National Science Council (High Scope Project), has drawn resources from the Graduate Institute of Astronomy at National Tsing Hua University, the Graduate Institute of Library, Information and Archival Studies at Cheng Chi University, and the Graduate Institute of Science Education. For the four modules, the team has designed 16 lesson plans, 23 pieces of teaching materials, 2 teaching instrument, and 18 worksheets. The numbers of the students participating in the pilot teaching are, respectively, 120 for Module 1, 380 for Module 2, 150 for Module 3, and 90 for Module 4. The development of the curriculum can make an empirical example for the designing and implementation of school-based feature curricula at TFG. On the other hand, other schools can also refer to it in practical teaching. The team, on this stage, is working on the making of evaluation tools as well as the modification of the teaching materials. We plan to promote the curriculum to other schools and hold demonstration camps in the third year of the project.

As for the achievements we have made so far, two TFG students, by using online astronomical databases to explore the formation of a binary star, won third place at the National Science Fair in Taiwan. 23 students, inspired and empowered by the curriculum, took part in the Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System) Asteroid Search Campaign, and found seven asteroids. On the next stage, we will continue to encourage students to join the Pan-STARRS, and also, they will be driven to carry out projects on topics such as the evolution and colors of galaxies, the distribution of large-scale galaxies in the universe, etc

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2012年天文年會

時間: 2012年 5月25-27日

地點:台東

行動」計畫簡介

金若蘭、楊善茜、林郁梅及高瞻團隊 -----台北市立第一女子高級中學

賴詩萍、江國興、張祥光教授----國立清華大學天文研究所

<摘要>

由於天文科學所需要的背景知識涵蓋各學科知能,加上受到許多學生喜愛,並且為各國重要的新興科技發展方向,其研究方式又多採用國際共同合作。因此本研究計畫以天文衛星觀測數據分析為基礎,希望能設計出符合現行高中課綱、滿足教師教學需求、提昇學生學習科學動機、擴展師生國際視野、並以天文為主題之教學模組。除此之外,也期盼藉此研究瞭解跨越不同學科領域的統整性課程,在高中施行的可行性及效益,以促使教師建立跨科對話與協同合作教學的經驗與模式。

     本計畫在本校不同科教師的共同合作及相關領域教授指導下,目前正進行以光譜為主題的課程模組設計。此模組課程內容涵蓋理論與實作,並可依教師教學需要與時間自由彈性組合。目前設計的內容所需實驗器材,也盡量採用一般高中可取得之設備,以利未來的推廣。第一年度(100學年度)已完成兩個課程模組及發展出該課程的評鑑工具,並已在本校高一及高二班級(含文、理組)進行試教,作為課程設計修改的參考。本研究預計於101學年度繼續完成另外兩個課程模組的設計,並嘗試使用PBL網路平台社群之e化互動式學習模式輔助教師教學與學生學習。

 

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