Space Place website

Program Element / Activity Title:
Space Place website
E/PO Project Name:
Space Place
Contact Information:
Nancy Leon
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 201-101
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Short Description:

The Space Place program includes web site for elementary school children as well as a museum display program and partnerships with amateur astronomy clubs and newspapers.  The Space Place web site makes SMD content accessible to a variety of audiences including elementary school age kids, Spanish speakers, amateur astronomers, and teachers.  The Space Place web site is available in both English and Spanish, in upper elementary language; the Space place museum display is in over 350 museums across the country, primarily in rural areas; the amateur astronomy column is in over 250 club newsletters; and teacher resources are available in a dedicated area of the web site and in the ITEA journal.  The Space Place can be found at

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM