Outreach and public engagement are essential to sharing our research with the general public, by interacting and listening in order to generate mutual benefit.
Hawk-Eyes on Science and Hawk-Eyes in Space Outreach Programs
For more than 15 years, Hawk-Eyes on Science and Hawk-Eyes in Space have brought the excitement of science demonstrations to Iowans of all ages.
These successful and well-received outreach programs are led by dozens of department faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students, who give 40-60 demonstrations each year both on and off-campus. Their combined efforts have made Hawk-Eyes on Science one of the nation’s premier university-based science outreach programs, one of a small handful of programs to receive both the World Year of Physics and LaserFest grants from the American Physical Society. The programs are supported in part by grants from the General Electric Corporation and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Bauder fund.
- Check out the Instructional Resources and Lecture Demonstrations page to see hundreds of physics and astronomy demos, lessons, and resources for teachers.
- See Hawk-Eyes in Space resources on the Van Allen Observatories YouTube Channel.
- Check out public events at the Van Allen Observatories' Facebook page.
Dale Stille was a co-presenter at a physics demonstration held in conjunction with the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting July 31- Aug. 4. Check out Stille and his co-presenters unleash some of the most spectacular demonstrations!
Instructional Resource Specialist
58 Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Vincent Rodgers, Ph.D.
513 Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Gregory Howes, Ph.D.
505 Van Allen Hall
Academic Programs Coordinator
202 Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Caroline A. Roberts, Ph.D.
Astronomy Laboratory Coordinator and Van Allen Observatories Manager
610 Van Allen Hall (VAN)