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NASA STEM Day at Fenway Park reaches 4200 students

Posted on June 13, 2018 - 4:12 PM CDT

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On May 30, 2018, NASA scientists and public engagement professionals shared NASA science with 4,200students and teachers from 58 schools acrossthe Boston area at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Students discovered a wide array of NASA careers, observed the Sun through a solar telescope, explored a supernova in virtual reality, launched water bottle rockets, and listened to Astronaut Sunita Williams share her experiences in space. Goddard Planetary Scientist Maria Banks wowed audiences by playing the national anthem on her harp.

This collaborative effort was led by members of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center with the following contributors: 

This collaborative effort was led by members of the Solar System ExplorationDivisionatNASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center with the following participants:

  • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), GSFC
  • AstromaterialsResearch & Exploration Science (ARES), JSC
  • Orion, JSC
  • Chandra X-Ray Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO)
  • NASA Space Science Education Consortium, SAO
  • CRaTER Instrument on LRO, University of New Hampshire
  • RIS4E, Stonybrook University