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NASA SME Shares Lunar Science & Promotes International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) with Informal Educators

Updated on October 14, 2020 - 3:03 PM CDT
Posted on September 29, 2020 - 3:39 PM CDT

Tags: Informal | Educator | Webinar | Scientist Engagement | Nuggets | Planetary Science | SciAct Community

On October 3, 2019, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) scientist John Gruener shared his career path to NASA, including his inspiration as a young boy visiting a NASA center, as well as excitement about exploring the Moon.  The interactive presentation shared information about the past, present, and future exploration of the Moon and highlighted lunar science and the upcoming International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).

~110 live participants and ~380 archive participants were involved in the event.  Participants were from 39 different states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, & Canada and included librarians, museum staff, Solar System Ambassadors, educators from NASA Centers, Challenger Learning Centers, and educators from k-12 schools and colleges.

Feedback: "I liked the personal yet professional side of the event. We were able to communicate via chat during the presentation, & I also liked how we were given the opportunity to chime in with discussion questions throughout the event as well."