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Finding Reliable Answers to Tough Questions

Guest post by Jessica Stoller-Conrad Curious kids can come up with some pretty tough science questions. “How many moons does Mars have?” “How does a hurricane form?” “What is the greenhouse effect?” It’s great that these young scientists want to learn more about our planet and our place in the universe! But what happens when

By |February 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA

Guest post by Universe of Learning As we approach Women's History Month in March, we look to our partners to help inspire their communities, and future generations, to discover and explore the universe for themselves.  Join us in Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA to celebrate the women in STEM and NASA Astrophysics. Girls STEAM Ahead

By |February 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to 2018!

2017 Solar Eclipse Thanks for a memorable 2017 and Happy New Year. The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) had a fantastic year in 2017 anchored by the solar eclipse event in August. With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NASA, and NSF, SSI’s National Center for Interactive Learning distributed 2.1 million

By |January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Libraries Rock

Guest post by Erin Wood, Space enthusiast and educator So, you’ve probably heard by now that the theme for this upcoming summer reading program is “Libraries Rock,” and at this point, you’re wondering how you can incorporate sound into your space-themed STEM program this summer. Here is some food for thought, sound ideas, and most importantly,

By |January 2nd, 2018|Categories: STEM, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Libraries Step Up as Partners in Annual Celebration of Afterschool Programs!

This year, STAR Net partnered with the Afterschool Alliance to make library-afterschool partnerships a theme for Lights On Afterschool 2017, a nationwide event drawing attention to afterschool programs and their partners, and showing communities why it is important to keep their Lights On. And with nearly 150 registered events featuring a library-afterschool partnership, the voices

By |December 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

THE FARTHEST: Voyager in Space – Available FREE to Libraries!

Following a successful nationwide campaign of free public screenings arranged through the NASA Museum Alliance, and two national public television broadcasts, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios is offering DVDs of “The Farthest” to libraries around the country. This award-winning film about NASA's Voyager missions has been described as “powerful, poetic and cinematic” (Screen Scene), “a stirring

By |December 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

When the Sun Goes Dark Featured in the Best of the Year Science Books for Children and Students

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press has proudly announced that its children’s book When the Sun Goes Dark by Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz has been selected as one of the Outstanding Science Trade Books for 2017 by a review panel of teachers and librarians appointed by the Children’s Books Council and NSTA.  Since

By |December 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Optimizing Layering for Program Success

Guest blog by David Janning and Joanna Ritchie (Chula Vista Library, a NASA@ My Library Partner) Street fair outreach event with both a STEAM activity booth and a promotional materials booth Many events you host already include the concept of layering, which typically involves setting up multiple activity stations and staggering main events throughout the length

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Museum Alliance Professional Development Telecon

To participate in this telecon, your library may use the call-in information below. Call-in: 1-888-323-4924 Passcode: 8165555 Note: If you're not seeing the call-in info above, you'll need to login to STAR Net or register as a new member. Date:  November 21, 2017, Tuesday Time:  12 Noon PT (3pm ET) Topic: Choosing an InSight Landing Site

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

NCIL Seeking Library and Museum Partner Sites to Host Interactive Traveling Exhibition Discover Exoplanets

The National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) is seeking eight library and museum partner sites to host the inaugural national tour of the interactive traveling exhibition Discover Exoplanets: the Search for Alien Earths.  Public libraries and small museum partners in rural areas and those serving rural populations and underrepresented groups are especially

By |October 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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