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Museum Alliance Professional Development Telecon

Topic:   Universe of Learning - Beyond the Solar System: Cosmic Disks Date:  September 7, 2017, Thursday Time:  12:30pm PT (3:30pm ET) Call-in: 1-888-323-4924 Passcode: 8165555 Leader: Jeffrey Nee Overview: On September 15, 2017, the Cassini spacecraft will undergo a controlled descent into Saturn’s atmosphere, thus ending nearly 20 years of dedicated observations of the Saturnian

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Video: How Wolves Change Rivers

Earth is an interacting system of Air, Water, Ice, Rock, and Life. These five things link together to make our planet hum. They’re a team. Scientists call them systems or spheres. Each system plays an important role, and they all depend on each other. The video below shows what happened to the ecosystem structure in

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

When The Sun Goes Dark: A New, Richly-illustrated Children’s Book on the Science and Fun of Eclipses

Just in time for the “All-American” eclipse of the Sun this August, When the Sun Goes Dark gives the full scoop for kids ages 8 through 12 about why eclipses are so interesting and so beautiful.  Written by astronomers Andrew Fraknoi and Dennis Schatz, and published by the National Science Teachers Association Press, the book

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

The Best Buy Community Grants Program

The Best Buy Community Grants Program provides support to community-based organizations that are located within 50 miles of a Best Buy facility. Grants promote programs that offer hands-on learning opportunities for underserved teens to engage in learning, experimenting, and interacting with the latest technologies to build 21st century skills. Eligible programs must deliver community-based youth

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

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
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