Visit Conference Website For More Information 237th MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY | VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE | JANUARY 10-15 2021 Learn How to Participate in the Virtual Meeting: We are looking forward to the start of #AAS237 and have put together the following resources to help you prepare for the online environment. View the iPoster Gallery Tools & Resources Slack Tutorial Register by January 6th to reserve your spot!
Visit Conference Website For More Information The ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits will take place online, January 22-26, 2021 Highlights include: Symposium on the Future of Libraries, offering sessions on future trends to inspire innovation in libraries News You Can Use with updates that highlight new research, innovations, and advances in libraries Interactive author events Awards celebrations A Virtual Exhibit Hall with NEW! Presentation Stages and Keynote Presenters Live Chats Networking opportunities and more! Be sure to follow hashtag #alamw21 for all of the conference news before, during, and after the event!
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Chat File Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session This Q&A session gives libraries a chance to learn about and find creative ways to utilize ViewSpace in their spaces, on their websites, and combine with programming. ViewSpace is a web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science. ViewSpace gives you the opportunity to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe through videos that can be played on demand or as a looping exhibit and through digital interactives that allow you to explore objects [...]
Visit Our Event Campaign Page The Perseverance Rover Landing Perseverance will touch down on Mars on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m. PST (3:30 p.m. EST). During landing, the rover plunges through the thin Martian atmosphere, with the heat shield first, at a speed of over 12,000 mph (about 20,000 kph). A parachute and powered descent slow the rover down to about 2 mph (three-fourths of a meter per second). A large sky crane then lowers the rover on three bridle cords to land softly on six wheels. Landing on Mars is hard. Read all about the [...]
Visit Our Event Campaign Page Imagining Tomorrow COVID-19 has laid bare the critical work of engineers in creating a world safe from pandemics, climate change, cyber-attacks, and other daunting global challenges. Engineers Week is a time to celebrate their important work and engage the next generation of innovators. Even with social distancing, you can make a difference. During this week, your library will have the opportunity to: Be a virtual role model Celebrate engineers and their contributions Share Chats with Change Makers
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript We Are Water: Community Water Connections in the Four Corners Region World Water Day is March 22nd, but you can celebrate water all month long with STAR Net and CIRES Education & Outreach as we explore the extraordinary ways that water brings our communities together. This webinar is specially designed for libraries in the Four Corners Region of the United States. Join us as we explore how water, critical and scarce in the Four Corners Region, connects diverse communities through our shared place and [...]
Visit Our Event Campaign Page Women's History Month Every year, libraries have the opportunity to host Women’s History month events related to NASA’s scientific explorations of the universe. Using a suite of resources from NASA’s Universe of Learning, you can host your own Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA event to celebrate and highlight the contributions of women to astronomy. These events are intended to be open to all family members, regardless of gender, but focus on engaging girls in science using field-tested, hands-on activities. Also, events can be held in March or any time during the year. Some event components could [...]
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript Celebrate Citizen Science Month with SciStarter and STAR Net Hundreds of libraries across the country are community hubs for citizen science. Yours can be, too! Citizen science connects communities to real scientific data through engaging projects that help make the world a better place. We will be hearing from library staff about their citizen science experiences and having a live chat about ways your community can get involved. Come with questions and walk away with resources and tips to support a citizen science project at [...]
Visit Our Event Campaign Page Take Action for a Sustainable World! In January 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) on behalf of its members adopted “sustainability” as a core value of librarianship. To be truly sustainable, a community must embody practices that are environmentally sound AND economically feasible AND socially equitable. Click here for the details on this resolution. STAR Net‘s Our Planet: EARTH campaign focuses on earth citizen science opportunities and resources to coincide with Earth Day, Citizen Science Month and the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. STAR Net and its partners are reaching out to libraries across the U.S. to encourage their patrons to participate in Earth-related Citizen Science activities that they can safely do, both in and [...]
Join Los Angeles Public Library, with NASA and GLOBE Program personnel, discussing the 2021 Community Trees Challenge and explaining why trees and tree height are so important to NASA, California, and the entire planet. Come learn how to build a hand-held instrument to measure tree height, using simple, everyday materials, and learn all about the NASA GLOBE Observer Trees Tool.
Watch Recorded Webinar View Presentation Slides Download Link Bank Download Chat Transcript Look Up! Explore Our Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Mission The ever-expanding Universe is full of awe-inspiring phenomena, and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is NASA’s next great space science observatory setting out to discover the mysteries of our solar system! Join STAR Net, NASA’s Universe of Learning, and Project Scientist Dr. Alexandra Lockwood to learn about how the JWST, launching in October 2021, will be searching for distant worlds around other stars and probing the mystifying structures and origins of the Universe. Learn about how you can use the JWST launch to captivate and inspire your patrons and [...]
Visit Conference Website For More Information 2021 Annual Conference & Exhibition - Virtual An online event with educational programming, special author events, and networking. What You Can Expect: Educational programming Memorable and inspiring Featured Speakers COVID-19 information for libraries Live chats with authors Livestreamed presentations The Library Marketplace with more than 500 participating exhibitors Leading authors Networking opportunities LibrariesTransform® and a focus on the future