Join the NASA Museum Alliance, it’s for Libraries Too!!

Guest Post by Amelia Chapman, NASA Museum Alliance “Museum" might be in our name, but we welcome all informal education institutions –  and we’ve been making a recent push to let libraries know that includes them. Below is a more formal invitation to pass along. Thanks! - Amelia Dear Library Professionals,   Since 2002, NASA's

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Become a Reviewer for the NASA Science Mission Directorate!

The following invitation was passed on to our STAR_Net Libraries by the NASA Science Mission Directorate, please review it carefully to see if you, or someone you know, may be interested! -Anne You are invited to join the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Independent Product Review conducted by The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

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Next Generation Science Standards Webinar

*Please note, do not share this with members outside the STAR_Net group, thank you!, please note the guest login for those not members of the Museum Alliance* Museum Alliance Professional Development Conversation Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Time: 12 noon Pacific (3:00 pm Eastern) Leader:  Amelia Chapman Topic: Next Generation Science Standards: Don’t Be Scared! Overview: Including

Want to Be a Stellar Artist? Send Your Creative Arts Into Space

I received this opportunity from Andrew Shaner of The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration: (This could be a great opportunity for a arts and science program for pre-schoolers, school-aged kids, and/or families.)   February 19, 2016 RELEASE 16-019 NASA Invites Public to Send Artwork to an Asteroid NASA is calling all space enthusiasts to

A New Postage Stamp Honoring the Moon!!

I received this great news today from Andrew Shaner of The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration: On February 22, 2016, the United States Postal Service will release a new, one-ounce, international-rate stamp: The Moon Forever. The Moon is a fitting choice for a Global Forever commemorative stamp, because exploration of the Moon has always

By |February 19th, 2016|Categories: astronomy, General, Moon, NASA, Space Exloration|0 Comments

Tangrams – Stories, Shapes and Spatial Thinking

      Tangrams are possibly among the easiest of puzzles to make, and the among hardest to master.  The traditional tangram is composed of seven pieces - 2 large triangles, a medium sized triangle, 2 small triangles, a square, and a parallelogram - that will fit together into a perfect square, among thousands of other

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