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Looking for a way to model moon phases for your remote or in-person learners?

Explore the phases of the Moon in this cool 80's retro style experience featuring your AI friend LuCIA. Use a model to identify inaccuracies in LuCIA’s coding. Sequence a variety of Moon phase diagrams to “Reprogram” her code. Test the new code to improve the clarity of the galaxy image and reprogram her until a clear image is achieved. Head straight to the Phases of the Moon experience at



Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 3:00 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT
Students and faculty are invited to join a NASA webinar featuring a new NASA initiative:
NASA Minority University Research and Education Projects (MUREP) Innovative New Designs for Space (NASA MINDS)

NASA MINDS is a NASA MUREP funded project that seeks student teams from Minority Serving Colleges and Universities to advance technologies needed for NASA’s Artemis mission.   Artemis will return astronauts to the moon and eventually send them to Mars.  Deadline for applications is October 7, 2020. 

The webinar on September 29 will cover:

  • What type of technologies Artemis is

Astronomy Online: Solar Storms

Friday, October 2, 2020, 1 pm EDT

Poster for American Museum of Natural History's Astronomy Online: Solar Storms. Solar weather is visualized as lines in blue and green emerging from an orange-red Sun. White text on the right of the poster reads: Astronomy Online: Solar Storms / Live Watch Party / #StayHome & #LearnWithMe"

What risks do solar storms pose for astronauts in space? 

Join Carter Emmart, the American Museum of Natural History's Director of Astrovisualization, and Leila Mays, deputy director of the Community Coordinated Modeling Center at NASA Goddard, to explore how scientists protect astronauts from space weather and why our Sun’s dynamic activity affects human space travel.

Bring your questions for our presenters and Kathryn Whitman and Phil Quinn of NASA Johnson Space Center's Space Radiation Analysis Group (SRAG) who will be answering your questions live in the chat!

Emilie Ho and