The National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) is seeking eight library and museum partner sites to host the inaugural national tour of the interactive traveling exhibition Discover Exoplanets: the Search for Alien Earths.  Public libraries and small museum partners in rural areas and those serving rural populations and underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply.

This program is slightly different from prior STAR Net  programs and SSI museum exhibition programs. This project aims to help public libraries and small museums to become better partners, through the shared experience of the Discover Exoplanets exhibition. SSI is fabricating 2 exhibits, one for display at libraries, and the other for simultaneous display at partner museum sites. A primary applicant (from either a library or museum) will complete the application, and a secondary applicant will provide a letter of commitment to append to the application.

Discover Exoplanets is made possible through NASA’s Universe of Learning.  NASA’s Universe of Learning materials are based upon work supported by NASA under award number NNX16AC65A to the Space Telescope Science Institute, working in partnership with Caltech/IPACJet Propulsion LaboratorySmithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University.

Interested in applying?


Date application posted: October 20, 2017

Pre-Application Webinar: November 22, 2017

Questions? Contact Anne Holland, Community Engagement and Exhibits Manager at the National Center for Interactive Learning at 1-720-974-5876, or (Email preferred)