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Two Million Free Eclipse Glasses Available to Public Libraries for Educational Outreach for August 21 Eclipse of the Sun

A Guest Post by Dr. Andrew Fraknoi (Chair, Astronomy Department, Foothill College) On Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be an eclipse of the Sun visible from all of North America. People in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a spectacular total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun, and

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hosting The Discover NASA Exhibit: Part 2. Partnerships

A Guest Post by Nicole Steele/Slover Library While “Astronaut Training” did wonderful things for us regarding Discover NASA partnerships, there was still one vital element missing. Here in Norfolk we are across the water from NASA Langley (a drive that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on tunnel traffic!) and unfortunately

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

Solar Eclipse 2017: Programming More Important Leading Up to the Eclipse Than the Day Of

A STAR_Net Blog Guest Post by Dennis Schatz and Andrew Fraknoi A number of libraries have written to inquire about how to be part of the Moore Foundation grant to get eclipse viewing glasses and information even though they are closed on Mondays, which means they won’t be open when the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse

By |January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA

Celebrate Science and Women’s History Month with NASA Science Education Partners Guest Post By Bonnie Meinke / Space Telescope Science Institute Help your community explore the wonders of NASA science, and celebrate the contribution of women to STEM! Libraries will have the opportunity to host events related to NASA's scientific explorations of the universe beginning

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

Hosting The Discover NASA Exhibit: Part 1. How We Started

A Guest Post by Nicole Steele/Slover Library After the initial euphoria of being selected to host Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space had settled down a little bit, it was time to face facts. Now that we were going to get the exhibit, we had to actually flesh out not only the programming,

By |December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Museum Alliance Professional Development Conversation

Please join us for this free telecon! Museum Alliance Professional Development Conversation Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Time: 12 noon Pacific (3:00 pm Eastern) Call-in: 1-888-323-4924 Passcode: 8165555 Leader: Jeff Nee Subject:  Planetary Geology: How Old is That?      Overview: This presentation is an exploration of how radioisotopes are used to establish the ages of geologic materials from Earth and elsewhere in

By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coding Clubs: Youth Programming for Public Libraries

Please join us for this free webinar to learn about successful coding club programs for youth in public libraries. Coding Clubs: Youth Programming for Public Libraries Wed, September 28, 2016, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT Registration link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/cpae6d4vmk7w&eom Does your library offer programs related to coding? Coding is quickly gaining traction as an essential digital skill in the 21st century, and many

By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Perseid Meteor Shower – August 11 & 12

By Andrew Fraknoi | Exploring the Universe Image Credit: European Southern Observatory (ESO) This Thursday and Friday, there will be one of the best annual meteor showers you and your family can watch -– the Perseids.    And some experts are even predicting that there might be a meteor “outburst” this year –- where the number of shooting

By |August 9th, 2016|Categories: astronomy|0 Comments

Science on the Fourth of July

Looking for a 4th of July activity that will make your holiday sparkle? Steve Spangler, a nationally renowned television personality, author and science teacher, has compiled a list of some of the most intense and sparkling science experiments and activities that families can do to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. These activities are sure to

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: General, Informal Learning, Science, STEM|0 Comments

An Even Briefer History of Time – Time, Deep Time, and The Enormity of Space

--This is the full version of an article that originally appeared in the Anythink Library System Newspaper-- Have you ever noticed that the older you get; the more time seems to fly? When you were four years old, desperately waiting for your family vacation, it seemed like it would never come. And once you got

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: astronomy, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, Space Exloration, Spacial Thinking|0 Comments