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On July 2, 2019, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the Pacific Ocean and make landfall in Chile. The Exploratorium will have a team waiting at the Cerro Tololo Observatory to capture this event live and make it available via satellite or the web. One hour English and Spanish language programs begin at 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT. Telescipe only feed of entire eclipse begins at 12:00pm PDT, 3:00pm EDT. Totality begins at 1:38pm PDT, 4:38pm EDT. Feed information:
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GME-UT participated in The Lake Erie Water Festival on May 21, 2019 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse in Monroe, MI. This annual event educates 6th grade students from Monroe County Schools about environmental issues.
GME-UT along with two high school students from Meadow Montessori (Lily & Meca) manned Station #9. Students collected water samples from different locations of a nearby pond and measured the temperature, transparency, pH and phosphorus. The groups shared their...Download
On May 22, 2019, scientists and public engagement professionals from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Solar System Exploration Division and Office of Communications shared NASA planetary science with 1,500 students and teachers at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, MD. Students discovered how to tell the difference between a meteorite and an Earth rock, explored the crustal magnetic field of Mars, suggested potential future lunar landing sites for NASA, and constructed their own NASA rocket...Download
- On May 18th, scientists and outreach specialists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) Solar System Exploration Division (SSED) talked to participants at the Prince George’s Philharmonic performance.
- The evening’s featured work was Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
- GSFC SSED provided two exhibits which greeted audience members as they arrived:
- Moon & Mars
- Mars crustal...
- Moon & Mars
Death Valley’s unique landscape and dark skies help us glimpse and better understand the wonders beyond our world. The Death Valley Dark Sky Festival celebrates these resources and the rich heritage of NASA science and engineering research conducted in the park. The 2019 event drew about 2,500 visitors, with positive reports from visitors, scientists, and rangers involved. The event is a collaboration of NASA, the National Park Service, the Death Valley Natural HIstory Association, and many...Download
- On May 4, scientists and outreach specialists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Solar System Exploration Division participated in the Planet Walk event on the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail.
- Walkers, runners, and bikers had the opportunity to learn about the planets, asteroids, and the Sun at activity tables that were stationed along a scale model of the solar system.
- A 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing astronomy café followed the daytime activities.
- On April 26–28, scientists and outreach specialists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Solar System Exploration Division participated in Awesome Con (Washington, D.C.’s version of Comic-Con).
- Dawn Myers of the Restore-L mission lead the NASA GSFC booth while Staci Tiedeken was lead coordinator for the Solar System Exploration Division (SSED) portion.
- 2019 GSFC SSED panels:
- Small Steps and Giant Leaps: The Past, Present, and Future of NASA’s Exploration of the Moon
Students presented their research at the GLOBE Midwest Student Research Symposium at the University of Northern Iowa.Download
- On April 22–23, scientists and outreach professionals from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Solar System Exploration Division participated in the Earth Day event at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
- Travelers, school groups, and the public had the opportunity to learn about NASA Earth and planetary science at this pop-up booth style event.
Our contributions to the event include:
- Hands-On Activities:
- Exploring Earth’s Neighbor: The Moon
- Space Rocks – (OSIRIS-REx...
International Observe the Moon Night is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation and appreciation of the Moon. All are invited to observe the Moon, learn about NASA planetary science and exploration, and celebrate cultural and personal connections to our nearest neighbor. Each year, thousands of people participate at museums, planetaria, schools, universities, observatories, parks, businesses, and backyards...
Teachers and science club coaches from 15 schools located in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio participated in the Apollo 50 Competition Training on April 16 and 17 at Monroe Community College in Monroe, MI. Tedrick Mealy from the University of Washington NASA’s Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP) lead the training on drones and Lego Mindstorms robots. Collaborating with Robert Winglee from University of Washington NESSP, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski from GLOBE Mission EARTH agreed to...Download
Our first GLOBE Observer Mosquito Blitz kicks off on Sunday, April 7 and ends on Citizen Science Day, April 13. We invite you, your family and friends to join us in this focused effort to gather observations of mosquito breeding sites.
To participate, simply follow these seven steps:
- Grab your mobile phone containing the GLOBE Observer app and open the Mosquito Habitat Mapper.
- Go outside to check your local environment for standing water (mosquito breeding sites).
- Take a...
AREN Project Press Release
Participate in the 2019 GLOBE AREN Project Wind Speed Engineering Challenge from April 1 – May 31, 2019.
Challenge: Engineer a low-cost electronic or non-electronic anemometer (tool for measuring the speed of wind).
The GLOBE Program does not have a protocol for determining wind speed. The GLOBE Program supports the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) Project, which utilizes kites to collect data. In order to safely fly a kite, it is important...Download
As part of an ongoing effort to develop and maintain relationships with underrepresented minority students, Infiniscope joined Heard Elementary in Phoenix, AZ by special invitation to engage and excite more than 300 students in exploration of the newest digital learning experiences. Examples include:
- Mars InSight experience
- Star life cycle explorer
- Moon phases augmented reality (AR) explorer
Over the last 3 years, Heard Elementary School students have engaged with Infiniscope...Download
- Over 200 children and their families attended the Walter Reed Holiday Party held December 8th in Bethesda, MD. This event has been held annually for the past 30 years and is an opportunity to bring joy to children with cancer.
- Staci Tiedeken of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center discussed the OSIRIS-REx mission and had various Earth rocks and meteorites for visitors to analyze and explore.
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.Download
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.Download
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...Download
- 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
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...Download
- 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.
International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.
The event occurs in September or October, when the Moon is around first quarter. A first quarter Moon is visible in...