If you had a time machine that only let you spend one hour in a different time, what date would you go to?
The next six figures, which are being constructed, will reveal the educational worthiness of “Jumping between Janus and Epimetheus”. They will follow soon.
Education and the home of Stefras
About a week ago, I changed the location I claimed to be at in my online profiles. Most of my profiles now say I am from “Alberta, Canada”, which I am; some say that “The World is my Classroom”.
Just changing my location attracted a whole wave of followers. This is evidence that people do in fact read your profiles and pay attention to your location.
My profiles all used to say that I was “Jumping between Janus and Epimetheus”. Several astronomers caught on to the reference, but I thought I might show the rest of you what I was saying, and let you decide how it is an opening to education.
Laughlin, Greg. (2005-2007.) Systemic: Characterizing Extrasolar Planetary Systems. http://oklo.org/. Relevant pages mirrored on my Teaching Resources site.
Nicholson, Philip D., Hamilton, Douglas P., Matthews, Keith, and Yoder, Charles F. (1992.) New observations of Saturn’s coorbital satellites. Icarus 100 (1992) 464-484. http://www.astro.umd.edu/~hamilton/research/reprints/NicHam92.pdf.
The Planetary Society. (date unspecified.) The orbital dance of Epimetheus and Janus. Space Topics: Saturn. http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics/saturn/janus_epimetheus_swap.html.
Tiscareno, Matthew S., Thomas, Peter C., and Burns, Joseph A. (2009.) The rotation of Janus and Epimetheus. Icarus 204 (2009) 254–261. http://www.ciclops.org/media/sp/2010/6288_14827_0.pdf.
This post is part of my Science (Biology) week contribution, the fifth activity of the 30 Days to Kick Start Your Blog Teacher Challenge and the Post a Week 2011 Challenge.