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•As libraries across the country prepare to implement space science-themed programs in summer 2019, the Space Science Institute and Lunar and Planetary Institute are partnering with state libraries to deliver training on NASA science learning experiences.

•Two workshops reached the following states and individuals:

     - NM on 10/31/18: 17 participants

     - CO on 11/15-16/18: 34 participants

•This effort is part of the SMD Science Activation program and the STAR Library...

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Dr. David Padgett, Tennessee State University received recognition for his efforts on GeoNet (The Esri Community) as one of the 15 Inspiring GIS Day 2018 Success Stories. TSU and Morgan State University developed a collaborative forum for GIS Day on November 14, 2018. The theme, The Maps of Black Folk: Geospatial Technologies in Professional Practice and Student Career Mapping, included
student and faculty presentations which were shared via Facebook Live on David Padgett’s Page or...

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This is an opportunity to learn about the science of climate change from the leading experts at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and affiliate institutions and organizations. Please register for this webinar. Registration links for future webinars will be sent to you in future notices for the additional programs as described below. Please mark your calendars for the additional webinars below. 

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InSight’s successful landing was celebrated around the world, on social media, and in many lively events. In Times Square in NYC, the event was shared on the large screen. Dozens of NASA Solar System Ambassadors, Museum Alliance, and Night Sky Network astronomy club members joined Mike Massimino and NASA staff on the NASDAQ floor to ring the closing bell.

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The Program Scientist position located in the Earth Science Division (ESD) in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC  will manage the portfolio of radar-related and geodetic imaging tasks as well as natural-hazards related research within the Research & Analysis program, typically within the Earth Surface and Interior focus area. In accomplishing these goals, this position involves collaboration and coordination with the disasters element of the Applied Sciences...

The Director of the Earth Science Division (ESD) (Senior Executive) reports directly to the Science Mission Directorate’s Associate Administrator (AA) and provides essential support in planning, presenting, and implementing the $1.9 billion/year Earth Science Program to NASA senior management, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other Executive Office stakeholders, and Congress.  Opened: 10/23/2018 Original Closes Date 11/30/2018 Extended Close:01/03/2019

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In October 2018, fourteen state libraries were selected to become 2019 NASA@ My Library partners. They will join four other state libraries who helped pilot the project in 2018. See map below for locations. Key partners for NASA@ My Library include the Space Science Institute, the American Library Association and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies.

This expanded network of 18 state library partners will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a draft of the Earth Venture Continuity 1 (EVC-1) Program Element Appendix (PEA) to the Third Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-3) Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for community comments (NNH19ZDA007J). The full text of the draft solicitation is available on NSPIRES: http://nspires.nasaprs.com.

EVC-1 is part of the Earth Venture (EV) portfolio under the Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Program and...

On Nov 2, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, David Skorton, announced the recipients of the 2018 Smithsonian Education Awards for Achievement and Innovation. Smithsonian Science for Global Goals, from the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC), received the Innovation Award for its “boundary-pushing approach to helping students across the globe understand critical socio-scientific issues and how they can take action in their local communities to make a difference.” The first...

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Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 8:00pm EST (1:00am UTC Tuesday, December 4, 2018): Getting Tree Science Done: Live from Shumate Middle School in Gibraltar, Michigan. Join GLOBE Teacher, Jeff Bouwman, and his students Lily, Brady, and Thomas, as they discuss just how doing GLOBE Tree Science at Shumate Middle School is helping them understand their local environment. Through measuring tree height, identifying tree species, and taking local baseline protocol measurements, the students play a vital...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Investigation of Park Mlaka: Live from Croatia. Current and former students, of Marina Pavlic, from the Prirodoslovna i grafička škola in Croatia will be discussing their investigation of Park Mlaka in Mlaka County, Croatia. Students developed an overarching hypothesis of, "The trees in Park Mlaka produce enough oxygen for the inhabitants of the entire Mlaka County." The initial research took place from 2016-2017 with students that are...

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Over 1100 events and lunar observers registered participation in 75 countries and all 50 US states. This is almost double the registered participation from 2017, the previous record.

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In the spring of 2018, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Public Engagement Team from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center transferred content for the International Observe the Moon Night website from observethemoonnight.orgto moon.nasa.gov/observe, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Planetary Communications team. This partnership proved very successful. Web developers at MooreBoeckand web managers at JPL provided expertise on user experience design while the LRO Public Engagement team...

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On October 18, 2018, the High Plains Library District, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s STAR Library Network (STAR Net) and it’s NASA@ My Library initiative, hosted a live In-flight Education Downlink from the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor.

The downlink event resulted in at least 90 confirmed library events and had over 16,000 live views from libraries and partner classrooms across the nation. After the live event, the NASA@ My...

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Since 2007, Science Mission Directorate’s (SMD) four science divisions (Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, have supported graduate student-initiated research through the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships (NESSF). In 2018, however, SMD is inviting proposals for graduate student research via a new solicitation entitled "Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology" (FINESST)...

Webinar Series: Our Warming Planet: Topics in Climate Dynamics:

Tuesday, November 13 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. 

The topics and presenters on November 13th are: 

Explaining Climate by Andrew Lacis
The Role of Clouds in Climate by Anthody D. Del Genio

Register Now: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/9d62f5a1bf2f61b44ac87b605f06faf5



These presentations are hosted by CCRUN, a NOAA RISA Team, that is drawn from the recent book, Our Warming Planet: Topics in...

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  • Over 4000 people attended GeekGirlCon in Seattle, Washington on October 27 & 28
  • GeekGirlCon is an inclusive convention that celebrates the geek in everyone and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology
  • Staci Tiedeken of ADNET Systems, Inc. and NASA GSFC organized the “Careers at NASA: From Mission Operations to Public Engagement” panel which included six female NASA GSFC scientists, engineers, and public engagement specialists

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Acquire - Analyze - Apply (A3): Live from the Institute for Earth Observations in Palmyra Cove, New Jersey USA.

Please join us as we hear from Executive Director, John D. Moore and Director of Science, Technology, and Education, Peter Dorofy, both from the Institute for Earth Observations and members of the GLOBE Mission Earth collaborative. John and Peter will discuss what science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) , Next...

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  • 404 participants attended the NASA GSFC Visitor Center’s International Observe the Moon Night event on Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • 65 volunteers, including members of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team, representatives from across NASA science and engineering divisions, communications specialists, and local high school students helped make it an outstanding event
  • Event included:
    • Telescope viewing, supported by the Goddard Astronomy Club
    • Hands-on...

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Two nuggets are attached (one file) by Holli Kohl and Jeannie Allen, GSFC, for the GLOBE Observer Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel launch and data challenge.

  • The first nugget is about the launch: On September 10, NESEC-managed GLOBE Observer released Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel. The app-based tool helps volunteers photograph the land, classify land cover, and match their classification with NASA satellite data.
  • The 2nd nugget is about the Land Cover Data Challenge:Between September 22 and...

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Exploring the Moon Webinar and 3-Way Virtual Connection with NASA Centers on International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).

A live webinar event designed to generate excitement about InOMN and lunar science was facilitated on October 17, 2018. Johnson Space Center (JSC) Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES) scientist John Gruener was the lead SME.  ~1500 participants attended the live event with an additional 3000+ expected to be reached through the archive. Participants...

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The Trees Around the GLOBE Campaign commenced on September 15, 2018 in conjunction with NASA's ICESat-2 satellite launch on the same date at 6:02am PDT. The campaign focuses on students taking tree height measurements around the globe, with complementary measurements of land cover classification, green up/green down, and the carbon cycle to help build a robust data set for research. Once the ICESat-2 satellite data for tree height is available, students will be able to compare their tree...

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Hi all,

We have a kick-off webinar for our newest field campaign: GLOBE Mission Mosquito on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 8ET.  Please share with your education networks. Thanks for your help!

Cheers,

Theresa

 

Shareable messages (below) and image (attached); also attached is a project one-pager.

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Join this new field measurement campaign that is engaging learners, educators, and citizen scientists of all ages in NASA science using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat...

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During this webinar, Peder Nelson will introduce and detail the Collect Earth online tool. Collect Earth is designed so that users can analyze high and very high-resolution satellite imagery for different purposes, including: land cover, land use, and forest mapping. Peder will also discuss why we need ground-based photos, including clouds and land cover, via the GLOBE Observer Citizen Science App. A Collect Earth connection to wildlife, ie. mosquitoes will also be highlighted. Prior to the...

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  • Over 200 people attended the Fort Belvoir Star Party held October 10th in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
  • Andrea Jones of the Planetary Science Institute and NASA GSFC and Staci Tiedeken of ADNET Systems, Inc. and NASA GSFC discussed International Observe the Moon Night, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, and lunar science and exploration with visitors.
  • Military members and their families were also able to learn about different types of telescopes and do some terrestrial observing.

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