Seth Hornstein and Rachel Bowyer demonstrate the equipment used in the spectroscopy lab.

APS Instructors Illuminate Labs Using UDL

Aug. 26, 2019

Rachel Bowyer, a second-year PhD student in Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (APS), has taken on a task that may seem insurmountable. She’s not only updating the entire 200-page Introduction to Astronomy lab manual; she’s making the assignments accessible to students with visual impairments. As the current Graduate Teacher Program Lead...

Using New Visualizations in Teaching at the Fiske Planetarium

Nov. 3, 2015

Photo credit: Professor John Bally, a professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, was awarded a Fall 2014 ASSETT Development Award, which he used towards making new visualizations in the Fiske Planetarium to use with undergraduate introductory astrophysics classes. The visualizations were created from data from multiple expeditions and even...

Rockin' Out in Science Class: Students Nominate Astrophysics Professor David Brain for ASSETT Teaching with Technology Award

July 22, 2014

Imagine that as you walk into your freshman year introductory science lecture hall, you hear your professor playing music. Dr. David Brain of the Astrophysics Department at CU Boulder says that before each Astronomy 1000 The Solar System class session, he plays, "Snippets of three songs." Brain says that the...