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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 1:00pm EDT (5:00pm UTC). Focusing on Students and Educators as they prepare for Year 5 of the Campaign and the 2023 GLOBE IVSS: Featuring Highlights from the U.S. Forest Service’s Tree Canopy Cover Layer and U.S. Tree Mapping and Monitoring. Focus: North America. 

 

This webinar will bring the campaign to the GLOBE North America Region with a focus on activities that can assist students and teachers, from all across GLOBE, with their tree, land cover,...

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graphic for Sharing Planetary Science

Friday, July 22
4 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. CDT / 2 p.m. MDT / 1 p.m. PDT

Learn about a variety of versatile, hands-on activities that scientists can use to engage different audiences in planetary science. All planetary scientists (including researchers, engineers, and graduate students) are invited to join to discuss effective strategies and share your experiences and favorite activities. Speakers include Amelia Chapman (NASA JPL) who helps run NASA’s Museum and Informal Education...

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Thursday, July 21
4 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. CDT / 2 p.m. MDT / 1 p.m. PDT

Wondering what it takes to become a planetary science intern working alongside LPI and NASA scientists, conducting cutting-edge research? Join us for Intern Stories 2022 to find out!

During this free, virtual event, you’ll hear from LPI summer interns about how they applied and prepared for their internship, their ongoing experiences, and how the internship has helped them. Middle and high schoolers, undergraduate...

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The NASA-funded CosmicDS team is seeking a part-time astronomy educator/curriculum designer to participate in the development of online resources for teaching data science to the public. Candidates should have experience with software development. If they are familiar with github, open source development or web design, that will be a big plus.

The benefits-eligible position is for 2 years at 0.7 FTE, with the possibility of an extension through December 2025 and is based in...

NASA is sending spacecraft to study objects throughout the solar system! With support from the ChemCam instrument team on the Mars Curiosity mission, the LPI is hosting informational webinars for students and early career researchers who have an interest in becoming involved in current or future planetary missions. Undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists are invited to join us for a discussion of how to prepare, both academically and professionally, for a...

The SciAct community and Night Sky Network members are invited to join Dr. Kelly Korreck on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM Eastern, when she will give us an update on the Parker Solar Probe.

What is faster than a speeding bullet?  What can fly through turbulence without fastening its seat belt?  What can tell us about the origins of our solar system at the same time performing its main mission to understand our closest star?  NASA’s Parker Solar Probe! The Parker...

TheSciAct community and Night Sky Network members are invited to join Dr. Brian Grefenstette on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM Eastern, when he will share with us a decade of discoveries from NuSTAR.

 NuSTAR is a NASA Small Explorer (SMEX) mission that, when launched in 2012, was the first space telescope capable of focusing high energy X-rays. This has brought about a golden era of X-ray astronomy, including fundamental advancements in the study of black hole...

Join Dr. Eliot Quataert and the Night Sky Network on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00PM Eastern, when he will discuss the 2020 Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics, released in late 2021, that identifies the most compelling science goals and presents an ambitious program of ground- and space-based activities for future investment in the next decade and beyond.

Every decade, the National Academy of Sciences, at the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF),...

Do you want to help your students improve their observation and science writing skills?

Join us for professional development on resources to facilitate teaching these skills while participating in NASA’s oldest citizen science project about the environment. 

The ENGAGE (Earth, NASA, GLOBE And Guided Explorations) GLOBE Mission Earth program provides an opportunity for in-service middle and high school educators in the United States to participate in a year-long program including...

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James Webb Space Telescope’s Program Manager, Greg Robinson has been nomination for the Federal government employee’s highest award.  Nicknamed the “Sammies,” folks can vote daily through May 23 (first round). Here is the voting site: https://servicetoamericamedals.org/peoples-choice-award/

And more about Greg:

https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/05/02/nasas-gregory-robinson-named-finalist-for-service-to-america-medal/

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The Earth to Sky Interagency Partnership, in collaboration with the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals and Grand Canyon National Park, is excited to announce an upcoming course for interpreters, informal educators, and Tribal professionals on the Colorado Plateau!

Earth to Sky courses bring together NASA and regional climate scientists with participants to learn about the latest global and regional climate research, explore techniques for successful climate change...

The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research CampaignGLOBE European Phenology CampaignUNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP), happening now, from 22 April through 22 May 2022. Everyone, from students to educators to citizen scientists can participate in the IOP by collecting Tree...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 11:00am EDT (3:00pm UTC, 5:00pm CEST, 6:00pm Arabian Standard Time). Highlighting Biometry Measurements Through Student Research Projects and Online Tools within the GLOBE Europe and Eurasia and GLOBE Near East and North Africa Regions. Region Focus: Near East and North Africa and a return to GLOBE Europe and Eurasia. 

Join the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign as we enter the GLOBE Near East and North Africa Region. We will showcase some exciting...

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NSF Survey Researcher Fellowship

https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-2022-0002

The National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) provides policy makers and the public high-quality information on the science and engineering enterprise.

What will I be doing?

As part of the fellowship, you will identify or draft measurement items, test these measures, and ultimately field a fully tested questionnaire on an online...

Night Sky Network and NASA community members are invited to join Colby Ostberg on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 6:00 PM Eastern / 9:00PM Pacific, when he will present his talk: Venuses Near and Far: How the study of exo-Venuses will be complementary to in-situ Venus missions like DAVINCI.

Venus represents a curious case of planetary evolution. It is the most similar planet to Earth in the solar system in terms of size and mass, yet its current climate is the antithesis of habitable. Recent...

Black Hole Week

Black Hole Week is coming up on May 2-6! This is a week where communications teams around the world will be celebrating black holes in all their glory. The NASA Goddard AstroComms Team is organizing the week and NASA’s involvement. However, this activity isn't limited to NASA — organizations from across the globe will be participating including NSF, LIGO, ESA, NRAO, and NOIRLab.

There will be news releases, videos, and loads of social media posts throughout the week. Those of you on...

The NASA community and Night Sky Network members are invited to join Dr. Kelly Lepo on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM Eastern / 9:00PM Pacific, to hear about what we might expect when the JWST returns its first images and the science return in the telescope’s first year of operations. 

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's latest flagship space observatory, launched in December 2021 and is ready to explore the universe. In this presentation, Dr. Lepo will provide an update on the...

Are you looking for ways to engage your students in NASA supported Earth Day activities? Join hosts Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Michael Guarraia, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, April 7th at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they welcome Dr. Trena Ferrell from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to dive into NASA lessons and resources to highlight Earth Day!

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The Radio JOVE Project announces Radio JOVE 2.0, a new radio astronomy telescope kit for beginner and advanced
citizen scientists to observe radio emissions from the Sun, Jupiter, the Milky Way, and Earth-based sources.
Visit The Radio JOVE Project to find out how to participate.
 

 

The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research CampaignGLOBE European Phenology CampaignUNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) from 22 April through 22 May 2022. You can participate in the IOP by collecting as many Tree Height and Land Cover observations as you wish, using the...

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The Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research CampaignGLOBE European Phenology CampaignUNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre (coordinator of GLOBE Poland), and the Urban Heat Island Effect - Surface Temperature Field Program, would like to invite you to participate in the Spring 2022 GLOBE Tree Height and Land Cover Intensive Observation Period (IOP) from 22 April through 22 May 2022. You can participate in the IOP by collecting as many Tree Height and Land Cover observations as you wish, using the...

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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) Solar Eclipse Task Force invites you to join us for a virtual eclipse-planning workshop to be held Friday-Saturday, April 8-9, 2022, online via Zoom. This event will bring together astronomers, educators, local and state officials, and others involved (or wanting to become involved) in preparing their communities for the 2023 and 2024 North American solar eclipses. Each day’s program will run from 9 am to 2 pm PDT (12 pm to 5 pm EDT).

The workshop...

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We have summer internship opportunities for high school and undergraduate students as part of the NASA Climate Change Research Initiative program, and we would be very grateful if you could please distribute this announcement to your networks.

The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year-long STEM engagement opportunity for educators and graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project hosted at either the NASA...

Just a reminder: the deadline for submitting abstracts to the Advancing IDEA in Planetary Science virtual conference is Feb 23. Details about this conference were in this post, and can be found at https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/advancingidea2022.  

The conference is scheduled for April 25–29, 2022.

Purpose and Scope

Recently, there has been a transformation of thought in the planetary and astrobiological sciences regarding the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and...

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is seeking proposals for workshop sessions at the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) 2022 Summer Symposium, which will be held virtually on July 19-21, 2022.

This year’s conference theme is “Strong You, Strong Me, Strong Community.” There are eight topical strands that will be the focus of this year’s conference:

·    Championing Equity and Justice Achieving equity and justice goes beyond offering all students...

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