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    Дата: 14 мая 1998 (1998-05-14) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: National Symposium On Teaching Astronomy To Non-Science Majors Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Forwarded from Andrew Franknoi (fraknoi@admin.fhda.edu) A NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TEACHING ASTRONOMY TO NON-SCIENCE MAJORS June 29 & 30 The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is sponsoring a symposium and hands-on workshop on teaching introductory astronomy courses for non-science majors on June 29 & 30, 1998 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque. The symposium is part of the Society's 110th Annual Meeting and is expected to draw more than a hundred faculty, graduate students, post-docs, and people who provide materials or services to educators. Through a series of panels, small-group sessions, and contributed papers and resources, participants will explore the triumphs and tribulations of teaching astronomy in the 1990's. Discussion topics will include getting out of lecture mode, dealing with today's students, using computers and the web, interdisciplinary approaches, testing for real comprehension, and how new research on student learning can inform the work of instructors in entry-level courses. Both first-time teachers (nervous about facing their initial class) and battle-scarred veteran instructors will find much of use to them in the programs and handouts. For more information, see the Society's web site at: www.aspsky.org/u98/u98.html A registration form is available on the web, or a full registration packet may be obtained from Laurie Keechler at the Society, e-mail: lkeechler@aspsky.org, or FAX: 415-337-5205. If you would like to offer a contributed paper, or provide information for participants, you can check whether there is any more room by e-mailing the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Andrew Fraknoi, at: fraknoi@admin.fhda.edu or faxing him at the above number. Andrew Fraknoi Astronomy Department, Foothill College 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Tel (Mon - Thu): 650-949-7288 Tel (Fri): 415-337-1100 x 120 FAX: 415-337-5205 E-mail: fraknoi@admin.fhda.edu Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 14 мая 1998 (1998-05-14) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: JSC Becomes First ISO 9001 Certified NASA Field Center Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Sarah Keegan Headquarters, Washington, DC May 13, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-1600) Ed Campion Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (Phone: 281/483-5111) RELEASE: 98-82 JOHNSON BECOMES FIRST ISO 9001 CERTIFIED NASA FIELD CENTER The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) has become the first NASA field center to earn ISO 9001 certification and one of the largest U.S. research and development organizations so honored. National Quality Assurance (NQA) USA today presented the certificate of ISO 9001 registration to JSC Director George Abbey. The presentation followed a successful independent audit by NQA of the JSC Quality System in late February. The third-party auditors examined such areas as management commitment, design control, documentation, purchasing, test and inspection, and corrective action procedures. NQA found that JSC met or exceeded the stringent quality standards in all areas. "This certification is a significant testimonial to the excellence of our quality system at JSC, and also serves as a starting point for continuing improvement of our overall technical and management processes," said Abbey. ISO 9001 comprises the most detailed, comprehensive set of standard requirements for quality programs established by the International Standards Organization. To date, nearly 20,000 U.S. organizations have received ISO 9001 certification. All NASA installations are required by NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin to be ISO 9001 registered by September 1999. NASA is the first federal agency to seek the quality certification as an entire agency. JSC's certification applies to all center human space flight responsibilities including program and project management, spacecraft engineering and design, flight crew training, space and life sciences research, and mission operations in support of NASA's Human Exploration and Development of Space enterprise. - end - Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=
    Дата: 14 мая 1998 (1998-05-14) От: Alexander Bondugin Тема: NASA and Yale University Push The Barriers Of Communications And Medic Subject: NASA and Yale University Push The Barriers Of Communications And Medic Привет всем! Вот, свалилось из Internet... Roderic Olvera Young Headquarters, Washington, DC May 13, 1998 (Phone: 202/358-4726) RELEASE: 98-81 NASA AND YALE UNIVERSITY PUSH THE BARRIERS OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDICINE ON MT. EVEREST As four climbers make their assault on Mt. Everest's summit this week, NASA and Yale University will be testing new health care devices based on space science technology. From the mountain's extreme environment, health data will travel from the base camp to the NASA-Yale telemedicine project. The problems of high altitude adaptation, physiological stress and the climbers' location represent great medical challenges similar to an astronaut's situation in space. "In a few months we will begin assembly of the International Space Station with an eye toward further exploration of our solar system," said NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin. "To ensure a safe trip for our astronauts, we need the best computational, communication, engineering, and medical technology. At NASA, we are working on virtual environments for surgery, decision support systems and the most advanced medical monitoring techniques. Just think what this could mean for health care here on Earth. The NASA-Yale project is helping us achieve these goals. I wish our Mt. Everest pioneers great success as they help NASA climb the final frontier." A team of Department of Defense and MIT personnel will be stationed at a base camp of 17,500 feet. The climbers ascending Mt. Everest will transmit data from sensors monitoring vital signs and location and, whenever possible, video of their progress. Yale personnel, supervised by Dr. Ronald C. Merrell, chairman, Yale Department of Surgery and director of the NASA-Yale project, will support medical consultation and monitor the health status of the climbers during their trek. NASA and Yale have been working in partnership since July 1997, to contribute to the United States' competitive lead in commercial applications of telemedicine. The goal of the program is to develop and test next generation technologies. Tests on Mt. Everest may lead to design improvements in future automated medical monitoring and care systems for astronauts who may be in space for months, not weeks. Other NASA Telemedicine Activities NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, is providing the telecommunications bridge from Mt. Everest on its Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS). NASA also practices telemedicine on a daily basis in the human space flight program, currently comprising three areas: Space Shuttle, Shuttle/Mir and planning for and construction of the International Space Station. Additional tests are already taking place at Yale through NASA's telemedicine connection with Moscow. Using the Internet, the "Spacebridge to Russia" has become a model for international telemedicine activities. The telemedicine network linking NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, and Star City in Moscow supports NASA physicians caring for astronauts training in Russia. NASA demonstrations of telemedicine's potential on Earth have helped the rural Arizona Pagago Reservation and the Armenians after the earthquake of 1988. NASA has been a pioneer in telemedicine since the beginning of human space flight. Using reliable, inexpensive communications NASA has brought expensive medical consultation within the reach of millions around the globe. For more information on NASA's Telemedicine program visit our website: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/olmsa/aeromed/telemed/ -end- Hа сегодня все, пока! =SANA=

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