Become a NASA Expert!

Interested in getting professionally-vetted NASA content for your library? Save your library staff hours and days of independent research with just a phone call.

In partnership with the NASA Museum Alliance, STAR Net has developed this page to provide information about the Museum Alliance and the NASA Nationwide consortium’s upcoming live teleconferences with scientists and engineers who will be discussing the latest news about NASA missions and research.

And, as a member of the STAR Net community, you’ll get access to a searchable archive of over 500+ past teleconferences – all complete with recordings, transcripts, and ready-to-use presentation materials on practically any NASA topic under (and beyond) the Sun!

You’ll quickly become your community’s NASA expert, making your library the go-to destination for all things NASA.

Featured Telecon

OpenSpace: Exploring the Universe Virtually
Telecon Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 2:00 PT (5:00 ET)
Overview: Join Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, and other OpenSpace team members on a virtual space tour to see the universe of data you can explore in OpenSpace. Fly to the Moon, explore the valleys of Mars, and soar to the edges of the known universe while learning more about this software and how you can use it. OpenSpace is free open source interactive software visualizing the entire known universe and a growing number of space exploration missions. Funded in part by NASA’s Science Activation program, OpenSpace is used by planetariums and science centers, scientists and researchers, and science communicators. This first OpenSpace webinar will demonstrate the content and data that are available in OpenSpace. Join us again on June 18 to learn how to use the software yourself.

Speaker: As the Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History, Carter Emmart directs the institution’s groundbreaking space shows and heads up development of an interactive 3D atlas called The Digital Universe and the NASA-supported software to view it in called OpenSpace. He coordinates scientists, programmers and artists to produce scientifically accurate yet visually stunning and immersive space experiences in AMNH’s Hayden Planetarium. Over the past two decades, he has directed six shows: “Passport to the Universe,” “The Search for Life: Are we Alone,” “Cosmic Collisions,” “Journey to the Stars,” “Dark Universe,” and “Worlds Beyond Earth.” Emmart’s interest in space began early, and at ten, he was taking astronomy courses in the old Hayden. As a child born into a family of artists, he naturally combined his love of science with his tendency for visualization. His first work was in architectural modeling, soon moving on to do scientific visualization for NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, before joining AMNH.

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To access the information for the live telecons or to access the archive of past telecons, your library may use the login information below.



Note: If you’re not seeing the login info above, you’ll need to login to STAR Net or register as a new member.

Archived Telecons

The NASA Museum Alliance has numerous archived telecons of which your library can utilize for your programming needs.

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See our telecon FAQs and etiquette reminders. Specifically, please mute your phones during telecons, and please do not share the call-in or log-in information with non-members.

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