Look Up! Featured Activity – Make a Pinwheel Galaxy 

2021-07-26T08:25:57-06:00

Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is Make a Pinwheel Galaxy   Patrons design, cut-out, and assemble their own pinwheel galaxy in a fun STEAM craft!  Facilitate this activity at your library or print out the template and provide the craft materials for a Take & Make activity.   Time to complete: 10-20 minutes  Ages: 4 years and up, with teen or adult supervision.   Total cost:  $1-5  Fundamental Space Science Concepts – How Pinwheel Galaxy relates to JWST:  The Pinwheel Galaxy activity introduces the concept of a galaxy to patrons. Powerful telescopes study galaxies, including the first galaxies forming near [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Make a Pinwheel Galaxy 2021-07-26T08:25:57-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity- Sorting Games: How Big? How Far? How Hot?

2021-07-14T11:24:50-06:00

Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is Sorting Games: How Big? How Far? How Hot? Patrons explore concepts such as the size, distance, and temperature of objects in space! Facilitate this activity as an in-person program or print the sorting cards to use as a Take & Make activity. Time to complete: 10-20 minutes Ages: Pre-K to Family/Adult Total cost: Free Fundamental Space Science Concepts – How Sorting Games relates to JWST: The Sorting Games activity investigates various properties of objects in our world and space. Telescopes, such as [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity- Sorting Games: How Big? How Far? How Hot?2021-07-14T11:24:50-06:00

ViewSpace: Discover the Universe

2021-06-21T08:18:35-06:00

ViewSpace: Discover the Universe Carolyn Slivinski, Space Telescope Science Institute "YOU ARE WATCHING VIEWSPACE"—these words are the welcome message that lets you know you have been provided a window to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe. ViewSpace is a broadly accessible web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science. Supported by NASA as part of NASA's Universe of Learning, ViewSpace is developed by a team of scientists, educators and communication specialists who collaborate to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, engaging, relevant, and accessible to a wide audience; it helps learners explore fundamental [...]

ViewSpace: Discover the Universe2021-06-21T08:18:35-06:00

Look Up! Explore Our Universe Booklist

2021-06-08T18:29:11-06:00

Age Ranges Infant ABCs of Space By Chris Ferrie and Julia Kregenow Good Night Galaxy by Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper and Cooper Kelly Launch Ladies: An Illustrated Look at the Women who Bring Us to Space! By Jamey Erickson & Leila McNeill, illustrated by Lydia Fusco Pre-K  Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers  Look Inside Space by Rob Lloyd Jones, Benedetta Giaufret and Enrica Rusiná Early Elementary A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman, Jeremy Arthur and Isabel Greenberg Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer By Laura Gehl, illustrated by Louise Pigott [...]

Look Up! Explore Our Universe Booklist2021-06-08T18:29:11-06:00

(Resource List) Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission

2021-05-24T12:17:17-06:00

(Resource List) Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission – Link Bank Presenters Claire Ratcliffe Adams Space Science Institute cratcliffe@spacescience.org Dr. Alexandra Lockwood JWST Science Communications alockwood@stsci.edu Yesenia PerezUniverse of Learningyperez@stsci.eduWebinar Recording: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/development/webinars/ James Webb Space Telescope Resources Look Up! Explore Our Universe Event Page https://www.starnetlibraries.org/look-up/Look Up! Explore Our Universe Clearinghouse Activity Collection http://www.starnetlibraries.org/look-up-explore-our-universe-booklist/ Look Up! Explore Our Universe Booklist http://www.starnetlibraries.org/look-up-explore-our-universe-booklist/ 21 Ways to Celebrate the Launch in 2021 from NASA  https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/21-ways-to-celebrate-the-james-webb-space-telescope-launch-in-2021  James Webb Space Telescope Website for Public Engagement Materials  https://webbtelescope.org/  Follow Webb using #NASAWebb on [...]

(Resource List) Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission2021-05-24T12:17:17-06:00

10, 9, 8, 7….3, 2, 1, Launch America!!!

2020-05-26T22:12:05-06:00

I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe, and socially distanced Memorial Day Holiday! Now to prepare for the historic event tomorrow that will mark the first launch of American astronauts into space in an American rocket from an American launchpad since the shuttle program was retired in 2011. The crew for this mission are Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley:                   They will be launching from Launch Complex 39A in a SpaceX Crew Dragon carried into orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket.  The lift-off is scheduled for 4:33 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 27. For special access to additional information, [...]

10, 9, 8, 7….3, 2, 1, Launch America!!!2020-05-26T22:12:05-06:00

Online Resources for Homebound Families #2

2020-03-26T00:58:44-06:00

Here is my next list of resources for folks staying home for health and safety  In this list I have collected some virtual tours of museums and zoos, and sites that offer collections of books that are free to read. (I'll be searching for graphic novels and comic books next.) If you find a broken link, please let me know so that I can correct it. If there is a subject or resource that you'd like me to look for, please let me know.  I want to do whatever I can to help folks. Virtual Trips to the Zoo Atlanta Zoo [...]

Online Resources for Homebound Families #22020-03-26T00:58:44-06:00

On-line Resources for Homebound Families #1

2020-03-22T17:21:41-06:00

I, like the rest of the country, am at home these days.  Fortunately for me, I have always been good at keeping myself entertained.  Today though, many kids aren't as good at that as in generations past.  Anyone in my childhood household who said the word 'bored' would get such a long list of chores to do from my mother that the word would never pass through those lips again. In an attempt to help out families everywhere who are in a situation they never imagined could happen, I have been scouring the internet.  I have several goals in mind.  The [...]

On-line Resources for Homebound Families #12020-03-22T17:21:41-06:00

New Horizons will be Broadcasting It’s Fly-By of Ultima Thule on January 1, 2019

2018-12-31T23:33:53-07:00

  Many people are aware that New Horizons will be taking pictures, and collecting data as it passes close by the Kuiper Belt object commonly known as Ultima Thule (2014 MU6) on January 1, 2019.  It will be passing closer to Ultima Thule than it has come to any other object since it launched from Earth on January 19, 2006.  It will come within 2,200 miles of the surface of this mysterious and enigmatic Kuiper Belt object. John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory will be live streaming information and interviews about New Horizons for 24 hours straight!  Here's the youtube link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zzqOvJiSzE). The [...]

New Horizons will be Broadcasting It’s Fly-By of Ultima Thule on January 1, 20192018-12-31T23:33:53-07:00

Lessons Learned from Camp Cosmos

2018-11-19T21:28:33-07:00

            How do you decide if an event is a success? Usually the number of people in attendance is a good indicator, and one that the state wants us to report. But what if you only have three people from your intended audience attend? Can you still call that a successful event? To celebrate the end of World Space Week in October, we held Camp Cosmos at one of the local parks. We had paper rockets launched by compressed air, made space packs, offered "moon sand" to play in, made galaxy art, and more. It was a [...]

Lessons Learned from Camp Cosmos2018-11-19T21:28:33-07:00
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