In the news: First-ever direct image of a black hole

Cameron Gibelyou, BHP Science Advisor Michigan, USA A note from BHP: To capture the excitement of the black hole image and your questions about it, Cameron will be holding a special Yammer Exchange, Monday, April 15th. Join in on the fun, and get all your “supermassive” questions answered about black holes! What’s the news? If … Continue reading In the news: First-ever direct image of a black hole

BHP Activity: How do we know what the Milky Way looks like?

BHP Team This month, we’re focusing on the big question: How do we know where we are in the Milky Way? We dig into this topic in a guest expert BHP Blog post that sets the foundation for a new, out-of-this-world activity you can use in the classroom tomorrow. In this activity, students are confronted with a … Continue reading BHP Activity: How do we know what the Milky Way looks like?

Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History

Esther Quaedackers Lecturer in Big History, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands This past fall, over 100 Big History teachers and students eagerly listened to a captivating talk by astronaut André Kuipers. The occasion was the second Big History teachers conference in the Netherlands, held on the five-year anniversary of the introduction of the course in Dutch … Continue reading Astronaut André Kuipers on Space Travel, Seeing the Earth from Space, and Big History