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.
Universe of Learning: Live from AAS
Thursday, January 11, 2018
12:00 PT (3:30 ET)
Please join us for this special edition of the Universe of Learning Science Briefings! We will be live at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, D.C., where scientists will be releasing the latest findings on the universe. We’ll provide access to some of the breaking news coming out of NASA Astrophysics missions, and tie these results to NASA’s Big Questions:
• How Does the Universe Work?
• How Did We Get Here?
• Are We Alone?
More Information >>
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.
To access the call-in 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.
New Ambassador Orientation 2018
Telecon Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Telecon Date: TBD
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2018 Exploration Series – Expanding Human Presence Deeper into the Solar System
Beginning in January 2018, the Human Exploration & Operations Communication Team will begin a year-long series of monthly topics focusing on extending human presence in the solar system.
The yearlong series is broken down into monthly topics and each topic will include topic themed outreach materials that can be used in your institution’s programs and exhibits.
A basic digital package of resources will include:
- Key messages and story focus
- 10-15 minute presentation with script
- Explainer Videos
- Social media materials
- Print products
- Education outreach lessons and activities
- Raw files for designers
- Potential Virtual Outreach Events
The 2018 Exploration Topics:
January – Living and Working on the ISS: Preparing for Deep Space
February – A Year of Education on the ISS
March – Heroes in Space Exploration
April – Deep Space Exploration System: Orion Spacecraft
May – Deep Space Exploration System: Space Launch System
June – Deep Space Exploration System: Exploration Ground Systems
July – Celebrating 60 Years of NASA
August – Together We Go Farther: Partnerships
September – Together We Go Farther: Mars Generation
October – Humans to Mars: Mission Prep
November – Humans to Mars: Traveling to the Red Planet
December – Humans to Mars: Mars Orbit and Surface Operations
A link to the digital resources will be posted on the NASA Museum Alliance website in the coming weeks.
The goal is to have the resources organized and collected no later than 2 months before each monthly topic begins. This should give institutions a chance to look at what is available and plan accordingly. New products will be continuously added throughout the year.