12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
[G03-12] “Let’s Make Our Butterfly Diagram!”-Outreach Activity for the Elementary School Students at Kwasan Observatory
Keywords:Sun, Sunspot, Butterfly Diagram, Education, Outreach
When the students had the observatory tour, each student received a “My Sunspot Card” that has month-year information and latitude of a sunspot. According to this data, they mark a spot on the poster printed coordinate. We have got some feedbacks on these activities; “I want to learn about the universe more and more!!” “I learn that the study of the solar flare is very important, since it is danger to human life.” These comments indicate that they feel closer and familiar to the Sun and the universe at their regional observatory. Since “Our Butterfly Diagram” consists of our own data obtained by sunspot sketch over a decade at Kwasan Observatory, it impresses observers the importance of continuous observation and motivates them to keep observation.
We are considering making use of this educational tool for children and adults to present the significance of the continuous observation and to stimulate their sense of wonder for the Sun and the universe.
Finally, we express great gratitude for supporting by the Board of Education, City of Kyoto.