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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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NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) attended the MLA/DLA annual conference May 1-3, 2019 in Cambridge, MD.Download
Please join us for the next MAVEN webinar on June 26, 7pm EDT/ 6 CDT/ 5 MDT/ 4 pm PDT. All are welcome to attend these public webinars.
NASA Mars Science: MAVEN Webinars
Getting Cozy with Mars: MAVEN’s Aerobraking Campaign
The MAVEN spacecraft has successfully completed an aerobraking campaign, lowering the highest altitude of the satellite’s orbit to better transmit data from present and future Martian rovers and landers, while continuing its observations of the Martian atmosphere....
A cooperative agreement led by The Astronomical League, to bring the Sky Puppies Observing Program to adults and children. The Sky Puppy Observing Program provides a way for adults to share with youth the wonders of the Universe and to introduce them to the basic information about astronomy and the solar system.
NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) attended the 2019 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference in Las Vegas..Download
The NASA eClips™ Team will attend the Virginia Homeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair March 22-23, 2019 at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia. The team will engage families in trivia games about common science misconceptions. This informal group will be invited to sign up to produce NASA Spotlite videos. NASA Spotlites are 90 to 120 second videos that correct common science misconceptions.
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NASA Mars Science: MAVEN Webinars
The Magnetic Tail of Mars
Mars has a unique magnetic tail compared to other planets in our solar system. The MAVEN mission has demonstrated how the Martian magnetotail becomes twisted by its interaction with the solar wind. Join us as Dr. Gina DiBraccio from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center describes what makes the Martian magnetic environment so different from other planets, and how processes in its magnetotail may contribute to atmospheric escape...
Please join us for the next webinar from the 2018-2019 Lecture Series in Climate Change – Our Warming Planet: Topics in Climate Dynamics
Date: Tuesday February 19th 2019
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm EST
• Projections of Future Drought by Jennifer Aminzade
• Lightning and Climate Change by Colin Price
Webinar Registration Link: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/abe40061c3cd0d6bd746f627e8486654
JA12 - Innovation in Geoscience Education, Outreach and Citizen Science (IAGA, IAHS, IAPSO, IASPEI)
Convener: Manoj Nair (USA, IAGA)
Co-Conveners: Rick Saltus (USA, IAGA), Edgar Bering (USA, IAGA), Barbara Leichter (Austria, IAGA), Christophe Cudennec (France, IAHS), Isabelle Ansorge (South Africa, IAPSO), Laura Gallardo (Chile, IAMAS), Raju Sarkar (Bhutan, IASPEI), Paul Danton (UK, IASPEI), John Taber (USA, IASPEI)
This Symposium calls for papers...
I am writing to solicit applications to give a presentation at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) 2019 General Assembly Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for July 15-17, 2019, at the 2019 General Assembly (GA) of IUGG. The GA will be held in the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The GIFT workshop typically is attended by 50-75 educators, primarily middle and high school teachers, but...Download
We regret that due to the federal shutdown, we must postpone next week’s MAVEN webinar on The Magnetic Tail of Mars by NASA scientist Dr. Gina DiBraccio. We will reschedule it once the shutdown ends and Dr. DiBraccio’s schedule permits.
Previous recorded MAVEN webinars and form to subscribe to future MAVEN announcements are available online at http://bit.ly/MAVENOW.
Question: The US government is partially shut down, what does that mean for awards made under Undergraduate Student Instrument Project (USIP) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) Solicitation: NNH15ZDA010C?
Answer: NASA is currently closed due to a lapse in Government funding. Most civil servants are on furlough status; therefore unable to respond to messages. The civil servants at NASA Headquarters, Wallops, Ames, Armstrong, Langley, Kennedy, etc. who work the USIP CAN are not available...
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)...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has published a Request for Information (RFI) for Inputs to the Science Mission Directorate Strategic Plan for Scientific Data and Computing (NNH18ZDA017L).
The NASA Science Mission Directorate requests information, comments and suggestions to assist in the development of a Strategic Plan for Scientific Data and Computing. RFI NNH18ZDA017L solicits input from all stakeholders, including but not limited to members of scientific...
Funding Opportunity Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) NNH18ZDA018C Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) have released the third Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) as NNH18ZDA018C.
SSERVI CAN-3 NNH18ZDA018C invites the submission...
Invite your class or after-school group to join us for Fall 2018 Solar Week, October 22-26th
Please join us for Solar Week/ Fall 2018, October 22-26th — a lively week of online curriculum and fun activities about our sun for grades 5-9 or youth ages 11-14 — including cool facts, scavenger hunts and games, and featuring an online interactive discussion board where your class or group can submit a question to leading solar scientists. At some point during the week, we...Download
***Due to NASA STARS system maintenance, the Heliophysics Senior Scientist announcement was extended to 10/8/18.
The Senior Scientist for the Heliophysics Division reports directly to the Heliophysics Division Director for NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) in Washington, DC. The Senior Scientist provides recommendations, advice, and consultation on all science-related aspects of NASA's Heliophysics Division. Job Announcement: Opened 09/10/2018 Original Close 10/05/2018 New Close...
Posted on behalf of Jennifer K. Levasseur, PhD Museum Curator, Department of Space History
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum/ P.O. Box 37012 / NASM 3567, MRC 311 Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-2429 / Fax: 202-786-2947 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Mutual Concerns of Aviation and Space Museums Conference
Just a friendly reminder that we’re just two months away from our 2018 conference in Tucson, AZ! If you haven’t seen the agenda, registered, or booked...
NASA is now advertising for the Deputy Chief Scientist in the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). The OCS represents all of the scientific endeavors in the agency, ensuring they are aligned with and fulfill the administration's science objectives. The OCS advises the NASA Administrator and other senior officials on agency science programs, strategic planning and the evaluation of related Investments. To find a detailed description of this position and additional information on...
Program Description: The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative – CCRI is a year long internship opportunity for graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project associated with a science related to climate change. This opportunity will not conflict with the graduate students coursework and class schedule during the fall and spring and is considered to be a part time position that supports the graduate students major area of study...Download
The Infiniscope team launches a new partnership with the Chief Science Officer Program through their CSO Summer Institute held July 19th, 2018 at Arizona State University.
300 newly elected CSO’s from around the country developed networking skills and science action plans. These action plans include Infiniscope products and involvement of their teacher advisors in the Infiniscope Digital Teaching Network to extend the content they have available in planning their community STEM...Download
170 librarians (nearly double the number of librarians interested in 2017) opted to join the Infiniscope Teaching Network at ALA Conference held in New Orleans June 22th-25th, 2018. Their membership provides free access to digital materials they find valuable in planning upcoming STEAM outreach events hosted by their libraries. Librarians were excited because the content can be used:
as a bookmark on a web browser as a no maintenance resource for patrons to explore;
Arizona State University’s Infiniscope team (funded under NASA’s Science Mission Directorate), in collaboration with Smart Sparrow, hosted a one-day EdTech conference at NASA Ames on June 15, 2018.
The day was opened with a welcome by NASA’s Kristen Erickson, SMD Science Engagement and Partnerships Director. The conference brought together international EdTech presenters and over 245 attendees (representing 121 institutions) to learn about digital learning innovation in the sciences and...