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Nuggets

Nuggets submitted by the NASA Science Activation community can be found here.

To submit a nugget:

1) Create your nugget using the template provided in the link below.

2) Use the following template for naming your file: DATE SUBMITTED_PI LAST NAME_SMD DIVISION (Astro, Earth, Helio, Planetary, or CrossDivision)

3) Email your completed nugget file and one high resolution image file used in the nugget to Lin Chambers.

4) Post your nugget to the workspace (Create+ --> Nugget), making it public, and tagging your group, the SciAct Collective, and the Community Page.
 

Most Recent White House Submission

Click Here for the Current Nugget Template


•In February 2019, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) sent out 350 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits to science and children’s museums in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and American Samoa. All recipients are listed at: www.nisenet.org/earth-space-toolkit-recipients-2019.

•Each toolkit contains all the necessary materials, educator guides, and media for 11 STEM hands-on activities that explore the Earth, Sun, Solar System, and Universe with strong...

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A webinar facilitated by NASA Astromaterials, Paige Graff, at the Johnson Space Center on February 13, 2019 brought students, educators, Solar System Ambassadors, Challenger Centers & more into NASA's Stardust Curation Lab.  Participants came from 22 states, Mexico and Australia.

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  • The SXSW EDU Learn by Design Competition celebrates the collaboration of designers and educators in the pursuit of design-based solutions to challenges within education. The competition showcases projects focused on the design of physical space and the potential it has to improve learning outcomes.
  • With support from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, LabVenture was completely reimagined to feature NASA’s essential role in collecting and interpreting ecosystem data. The new program and...

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Attached is a nugget about Radio JOVE's Historic Marker Project that is featured in local video.

 

Best,

Shannon

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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

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NASA’s Moon Data Sheds Light on Earth’s Asteroid – Jan 17, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtPFCwGDa8s

By analyzing data on lunar craters provided by the Diviner instrument aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have made a fascinating discovery about the history of impacts on both the Earth and the Moon. Thenumber of asteroid impacts to the Moon and Earth increased by two to three times starting around 290 million years ago, researchers reported in a January 18 paper...

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  • 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.

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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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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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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
by...

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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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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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Earth & Space Science events in 250 communities across the U.S.

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  • Over 30,000 people attended the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s Space & Science Festival held September 20-23 in New York City.
  • Andrea Jones of the Planetary Science Institute and NASA GSFC and Staci Tiedeken of ADNET Systems, Inc. and NASA GSFC discussed lunar science and exploration, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, and International Observe the Moon Night with visitors.
  • Festival goers were able to touch terrestrial analogs of lunar rock types, feel 3D models of the...

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The September 2018 issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) magazine for middle school teachers, Science Scope includes an article on NASA GLOBE Observer (GO) Clouds project: Cloudy with a chance of “cirrus” science.

Each issue of Science Scope includes an in-depth article featuring a citizen science project and highlights formal and informal science research projects that students can join and contribute to by gathering and sharing data.  This series is the results of a...

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