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2024 NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

Eclipse 2024

February 22, 2024

  • Announcement regarding Glasses
  • Viewing Eclipses Through a Cultural Lens
  • Activity of the Month: Guide to Building Solar Eclipse Viewers
  • Information Booklet Has Solutions for What to Do When the Glasses Run Out
  • Explaining Eclipses for Little Kids by Emily Mrockek
  • Portal to the Past: Make Your Own Eclipse History Exhibit by guest blogger David Baron,
  • Meet the authors of eclipse books at our SEAL Virtual Training!

February 14, 2024

  • Two FREE Upcoming STAR Net Webinars: Bilingual and Spanish Language Eclipse Resources and Viewing Eclipses Through a Cultural Lens
  • Living Room Conversations: Water and Life
  • Fly your name to the Moon!
  • Key NASA Resources for Informal Educators
  • Tips & Tricks for Take & Makes to Compliment Virtual Programming
  • Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our virtual trainings!

January 22, 2024

  • Survey on Climate and Environmental Health in Libraries

January 17, 2024

  • Become a NASA Partner Eclipse Ambassador Feb 14 Deadline!

January 10, 2024

  • Role Model Strategies: Encouraging Youth to Consider STEM Careers
  • Solar Eclipse Webinar
  • Citizen Science and the Solar Eclipse: Harness the Power of Your Community!
  • Volunteers and Choosing Them Intentionally
  • Look Up! Mission to Space Board Game
  • Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our virtual trainings!

2023 NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

 December 14, 2023

  • Solar Viewing Glasses Registration Currently Closed
  • Earthrise: Monthly e-Newsletter With Earth and Climate Science Resources
  • ‘First Woman’ Graphic Novel
  • We are Water Webinar: Water Stories: Photo Tips, Compelling Visuals, and Storytelling Techniques Link Bank by Dillon Connelly (SSI)
  • Skylab’s 50th Anniversary! What Did We Learn? by Luna Dara Kelondra, STAR Net Libraries Guest Blogger
  • Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our virtual trainings! by Dillon Connelly (SSI)

November 14, 2023

  • We are Water Team Receives Governor’s Award
  • Reminder Please Complete Your Required Annular Eclipse Survey!
  • TOTALITY! Reading with Kinesthetic Astronomy Demonstration
  • Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our virtual trainings!
  • Clearinghouse Activities with Homeschoolers
  • Keep the fun going with passive programs

November 14, 2023

  • Want to Better Prepare Yourself for the 2024 Eclipse? Join Eclipse Ambassadors!

November 6, 2023

  • GLOBE Eclipse Webinar

October 16, 2023

  • Annular Eclipse Survey!

October 12, 2023

  • FREE STAR Net Webinar Water Stories: Photo Tips, Compelling Visuals, and Storytelling Techniques
  • Sustainable Libraries: Webinar Series by WebJunction
  • Check out this Digital Booklet for all your Eclipse Needs!
  • Portal to the Past: Make Your Own Eclipse History Exhibit
  • Explaining Eclipses for Little Kids
  • Creasing Paper, Making Magic: Exploring Hyperbolic Paraboloids

Eclipse 2023

September 15, 2023

  • SEAL Virtual Training: Preparing for Eclipse Day
  • Activity of the Month: Citizen Science: Eclipse Soundscapes
  • Information Booklet Has Solutions for What to Do When the Glasses Run Out
  • Explaining Eclipses for Little Kids
  • Portal to the Past: Make Your Own Eclipse History Exhibit
  • Meet the authors of eclipse books at our SEAL Virtual Training!

September 14, 2023

  • Public Library and School Partnerships Survey in case you missed it
  • Branch Out with Artemis Moon Trees! Apply for an Artemis Moon Tree Seedling
  • READsquared Reading Program
  • Check out the below offering from StoryWalk
  • Program in a Post: Tiny Coders by Emily MROCZEK, STAR Net Libraries Guest Blogger
  • Cartography Fun: Make a Map and Create a World by Luna Dara Kelondra, STAR Net Libraries Guest Blogger
  • Bringing Space To Your Space by Christopher Mick, STAR Net Libraries Guest Blogger

August 29, 2023

  • Public Library and School Partnerships Survey

August 11, 2023

  • 2017 Eclipse Memories and Experiences Survey
  • Meet the authors of eclipse books at our SEAL Virtual Training!
  • #ObserveTheMoon with NASA
  • The Quest for the NASA Moon Trees by Luna Dara Kelondra, STAR Net Libraries Guest Blogger
  • Recent Space Reads for Kids by Emily MROCZEK, STAR Net Libraries Guest Blogger
  • Artemis II, More Than Just the Moon by Christopher Mick, STAR Net Libraries Guest Blogger

July 20, 2023

  • International Observe the Moon Night
  • Free Webinar: SEAL Collection Unboxing
  • Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our Virtual Trainings!
  • STEAM Engines at Skokie Library: Laws of Motion by Caitlin Savage, Skokie Library
  • STEAM Strategies Videos by Christine Shupla, the Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • Gathering Feedback from Patrons by Atlas Logan, NaML Mentor

Eclipse 2023

July 7, 2023

  • Bilingual Spanish/English Solar Science Kits
  • Activity of the Month: Eclipse Chalk Art
  • Science Through the Shadows
  • Eclipse Experts for Your Programs!
  • Getting started with SEAL? Find eclipse and Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries resources here!
  • Learn about incorporating citizen science into your eclipse programming with STAR Net’s SEAL Virtual Trainings

June 28, 2023

  • Bilingual Spanish/English Solar Science Kits
  • Fiske Planetarium New Short Film Series: Science Through Shadows
  • Call for Proposals Notice of Funding Opportunity for NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II)
  • LEGO Challenge: SEL and STEAM at Skokie Library by Caitlin Savage
  • Summer Programming with We are Water by Claire Ratcliffe Adams (SSI)
  • Mars Rovers and Egg Drops – STEAM Engines at Skokie Library by Caitlin Savage

May 10, 2023

  • GLOBE Eclipse Library Kits
  • Make Your Own Image of the Phantom Galaxy (M74) with NASA’s Astrophoto Challenge!
  • Free Astronomy Resources for Blind and Low Vision (B/LV) Visitors
  • Getting started with SEAL? Find eclipse and Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries resources here! by Dillon Connelly (SSI)
  • Learn about incorporating citizen science into your eclipse programming with STAR Net’s SEAL Virtual Trainings by Dillon Connelly (SSI)
  • Look Up! Sorting Games – How Big? How Far? How Hot?

April 12, 2023

  • FREE STAR Net Webinar: Summer Programming with ‘We are Water’
  • Blue Whales Project Request for Proposals from Public Libraries!
  • Host an In-flight Education Downlink
  • STEAM Engines: Sound Waves by Caitlin Savage with Skokie Public Library
  • A PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE by Martha Saladino at NASA’s Universe of Learning
  • Getting started with SEAL? Find eclipse and Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries resources here! by Dillon Connelly (SSI)

March 8, 2023

  • Calling all Rhode Island Public Library Staff!
  • Read Across America
  • All Together Now – Citizen Science in Your Summer Reading Program
  • A PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE by Martha Saladino at NASA’s Universe of Learning
  • Getting started with SEAL? Find eclipse and Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries resources here! by Dillon Connelly (SSI)
  • Learn about incorporating citizen science into your eclipse programming with STAR Net’s SEAL Virtual Trainings by Dillon Connelly (SSI)

February 16, 2023

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: NIFTY Applications Now Open!

February 8, 2023

  • We are Water: Celebrating Water this Earth Day
  • Learn about incorporating citizen science into your eclipse programming with STAR Net’s SEAL Virtual Trainings
  • Did you know you can access free computer science programming and resources from our partner Girls Who Code?
  • NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth (NIFTY) Application Announcement! by Claire Ratcliffe Adams (SSI)
  • The Sparkly Magic of Crystals! by Caitlin Savage with Skokie Public Library
  • Graphics, Flyers, and Illustrations for the SEAL Project by Amy Briones (SSI)

Eclipse 2023

January 19, 2023

  • Join the Community!
  • Activity of the Month: Build a Sizzling Solar Oven
  • Resources Connecting Eclipses and Other Fields (Particularly the Humanities)
  • Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our virtual trainings!
  • Getting started with SEAL? Find eclipse and Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries resources here!

January 11, 2023

  • NASA Inspires Futures for Tomorrow’s Youth (NIFTY) Project Announcement
  • Due to overwhelming demand, the application deadline has been extended to January 13th, 2023! New Exhibit Opportunity for Libraries! Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds Application Now open!
  • Free webinar: Planning for Citizen Science Month
  • STEAM Engines: Tornadoes and Vortexes, Oh My! by Caitlin Savage with Skokie Public Library
  • Make Your Own Image of the Pillars of Creation with NASA’s by Stephanie Vierow-Fields (SSI)
  • Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our virtual trainings! by Dillon Connelly (SSI)

January 6, 2023

  • Blue Whales Survey
    Please complete this Survey Related to a New Opportunity for Public Libraries!

January 4, 2023

  • New Exhibit Opportunity for Libraries!
    Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds Application Now open!

2022 NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

December 14, 2022

  • Discover Exoplanets Announcement
  • Fly with Artemis I using NASA’s Eyes 
  •  Christmas Bird Count
  • Make Your Own Image of the Pillars of Creation with NASA’s Astrophoto Challenge.
    by Stephanie Vierow-Fields (SSI)
  • Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our virtual trainings!
    by Dillon Connelly (SSI)
  • (Resource List) Citizen Science in the Library: Turn Your Curiosity into Impact
    by Claire Ratcliffe Adams (SSI)

December 8, 2022

  • Discover Exoplanets Exhibit Application Now Open!

November 9, 2022

  • Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our virtual trainings!
  • NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity
  • NASA@ My Library partner NISE Net presents Eclipse Webinar
  • World Water Day: Webinar Link Bank by Claire Ratcliffe Adams (SSI)
  • Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries Invites you to Register for Eclipse Glasses! by Stephanie Vierow-Fields (SSI)
  • Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries (SEAL) FAQ Webinar Link Bank by Claire Ratcliffe Adams (SSI)

October 12, 2022

  • Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries Invites you to Register for Eclipse Glasses!
  • NASA GLOBE Trees Challenge 2022
  • Reminder: STEM Tales Applications are Open!
  • We are Water Story Sharing Contest – Enter to Win! by Claire Ratcliffe Adams (SSI)
  • Water Storytelling for Earth Science Week by Claire Ratcliffe Adams
  • What’s Next for Webb? Unraveling the Birth of Stars and Planetary Systems Webinar Link Bank by Dillon Connelly

October 7, 2022

IF/THEN® Gender Equity Project Due Date Extended and New Categories!!

October 4, 2022

STEM Tales Project Applications are Open!

September 16, 2022

Announcing IF/THEN® Gender Equity Project

September 15, 2022

  • Two free STAR Net Webinars all about Water!
  • Updates from Girls Who Code
  • ISS Benefits for Humanity
  • Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries Invites you to Register for Eclipse Glasses!
    by Stephanie Vierow-Fields (SSI)
  • What’s Next for Webb? Unraveling the Birth of Stars and Planetary Systems Webinar Link Bank
    by Dillon Connelly
  • Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries (SEAL) FAQ Webinar Link Bank by Claire Ratcliffe Adams

August 10, 2022

  • What’s Next for Webb? Unraveling the Birth of Stars and Planetary Systems Webinar
  • NASA’s Artemis Project: To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond Reading Challenge
  • Introducing NIFTY!
  • Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries (SEAL) FAQ Webinar Link Bank by Claire Ratcliffe Adams
  • Fostering Belonging in Neurodiverse Teams by Jessica Santascoy (SSI)
  • American Library Association Annual Conference – STAR Net Activities by Jessica Santascoy (SSI)

July 13, 2022

  • STAR Net’s SEAL (Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries) Initiative!
  • Fostering Belonging in Neurodiverse Teams
  • American Library Association Annual Conference – STAR Net Activities
  • STEAM Strategy Videos by Christine Shupla, The Lunar and Planetary Institute
  • Gathering Feedback from Patrons by NASA@ My Library Mentor Atlas Logan
  • How to Retain Customer Interest in STEAM Programs by NASA@ My Library Mentor Valerie Marshall

June 22, 2022

  • Announcing STAR Net’s SEAL (Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries) Initiative!
  • Join us at 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition!

June 8, 2022

  • Join us at 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition!
  • STEAM Activities for Summer Reading? Check out the Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity Toolkit!
  • STEAM Strategies: Guide on the Side
  • (Resource List) James Webb Space Telescope First Image – Toolkit Unboxing Webinar by Claire Ratcliffe Adams
  • (Resource List) Celebrate Water During Earth Science Week by Claire Ratcliffe Adams
  • Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners by Barbara Shatara, Programs & Partnerships Librarian Fletcher Free Library Burlington, VT

May 11, 2022

  • Celebrate Water During Earth Science Week – FREE webinar
  • Introducing STEM Tales!
  • STEAM Strategies: Addressing Space Science Confusion
  • Findings from the Colorado Health Program Survey by Paul B Dusenbery
  • (Resource List) Our Blue Planet: EARTH – Toolkit Unboxing Webinar by Claire Ratcliffe Adams
  • Our Blue Planet: EARTH Featured Activity – GLOBE Observer: Clouds and Cloudscape by Jessica Santascoy

April 13, 2022

  • Look Up! Step Back in Time with the James Webb Space Telescope Beanstack Challenge
  • We are Water Exhibition Hosting Announcement
  • 5 Tips for STEAM Success, Desiree Schumann, St Louis County Public Library in Missouri
  • Our Blue Planet: EARTH Featured Activity – Investigating the Insides by Christine Shupla
  • (Resource List) Our Blue Planet: EARTH by Claire Ratcliffe Adams
  • Collision of Olympic Physics and Cosmic Events Happen at the South Fayette Township Library AstrOlympic Program by Judy Dobie, Youth Services STEAM Coordinator, South Fayette Twp Library

March 9, 2022

  • Celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd at Your Library!
  • Artemis I Launch Update and the NEW Launch & Splashdown Event Planning Guide
  • STEAM Strategies: Strategies for Inclusion
  • Collision of Olympic Physics and Cosmic Events Happen at the South Fayette Township Library AstrOlympic Program by Judy Dobie, Youth Services STEAM Coordinator, South Fayette Twp Library
  • (Resource List) Citizen Science in the Library: Turn Your Curiosity into Impact by Claire Ratcliffe Adams
  • Come join the great discussions going on in our ALA Connect Affinity Groups! by Dillon Connelly

February 16, 2022

  • Citizen Science in the Library: Turn Your Curiosity into Impact Webinar

February 9, 2022

  • Join us! Our Blue Planet: Earth Webinar
  • Come join the great discussions going on in our ALA Connect Affinity Groups!
  • Celebrating Earth’s Oceans, Protecting Our Future
  • Celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd at Your Library! by Claire Ratcliffe Adams
  • What To Do When Things Go Wrong in your STEAM Programs by Susan Rolfsmeier, Assistant Director at Chadron Public Library
  • Bring Home the Science by Susan Borders, Darby Free Public Library, PA

January 14, 2022

  • Start the new year with the NASA GLOBE 2022 Cloud Challenge
  • We’re Craving Tamales…and Telescopes!
  • How to Turn a STEM Experiment into a Library Public Program
  • Bring Home the Science by Susan Borders, Darby Free Public Library, PA
  • Tips & Tricks for Take & Makes to Compliment Virtual Programming by Atlas Logan, Gwinnett Public Library
  • Volunteers and Choosing Them Intentionally by Kevin Tolley, Solano County Library

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