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Gravitational waves have been detected! Read #LIGO project physicist Kip Thorne's recent AJP free article on his work on the movie Interstellar. 
Christopher Nolan's science fiction movie Interstellar offers a variety of opportunities for students in elementary courses on general relativity theory. This paper describes such opportunities, including: (i) At the motivational level, the manner in which elementary relativity concepts underlie the wormhole visualizations seen in the movie; (ii) At the briefest computational level, instructive calculations with simple but intriguing wormhol...
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Congratulations to Douglas Wick for winning our "Connections Matter" contest, and a free trip to the Summer Meeting in Sacramento! Douglas is a physics teacher at The Branson School in California. Way to go!
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Kelly O'Shea is February's member spotlight! Kelly teaches physics at Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI) in NYC.
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February is African American History Month! February's The Physics Teacher features an editorial by editor Gary White on physics education and race, as well as issuing a call for papers on the less discussed topic. 
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Astrophysicist @neiltyson in the news lately for tackling rapper B.o.B's wrong theory about the shape of the earth! http://ow.ly/XGhMe
Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles rapper B.o.B's dangerously wrong theory about the shape of the Earth.
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Take B.O.B to space, then. ;)
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Join @AAPTHQ & @AACTconnect free webinar on @OfficialNGSS based Strategies for Physics & Chem 1/28 7PM EST! http://bit.ly/FrankLock #NGSS
Participants will be introduced to a number of NGSS- based strategies they can use/adapt in their classrooms. They will be actively involved in experiencing the strategies. This is the second in a series of jointly sponsored webinars from the AACT and the American Association of Physics Teachers ...
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The search is on for a new Editor of the American Journal of Physics (AJP)! AJP is the world’s preeminent journal in physics education focusing on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Click to find out more about the position and how to apply: https://www.aapt.org/aboutaapt/upload/AJP-Editor-Details-2015-7-DPJ.pdf
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Everything's 29% off in our Physics Store during the month of February. During leap month shop for books, resources, gifts, and supplies for your classroom! 
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Register your students for the Physics Bowl! The Physics Bowl is an annual contest sponsored by AAPT to generate interest in physics and to recognize outstanding high school physics students and their teachers. Registration ends Feb 29.
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Call for SM papers! Abstracts submitted by 2/18 will be entered to win a $50 gift card http://ow.ly/XHkBA
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We're celebrating #NationalMentoringMonth! Learn more about how mentoring helps teachers from mentor John Roeder. http://aapt.org/K12/K12-Blog.cfm
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In honor of the predicted #blizzard, here’s what you need to know about the physics of constructing your own Olaf! http://ow.ly/Xn26I
Here’s what you need to know about the science of constructing your very own Olaf
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AAPT is the premier professional society established to advance physics education.
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AAPT is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

AAPT was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the "dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching." Paul E. Klopsteg, Ph.D., the Association's first president, led the effort to organize the first association dedicated to improving physics education. Today that vision is supported by more than 10,000 members in 30 countries around the world.
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