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NASA GLOBE Land Cover Challenge 2022: Land Cover in a Changing Climate

Earth-Sun-Moon From NASA's Globe Observer: 26 July to 26 August 2022 Nearly every aspect of our lives is fundamentally tied to the land on which we live. Documenting what is on the land (land cover) is important for many areas of critical science studied by NASA scientists and others, including hazard analysis for floods, fires and landslides, mapping wildlife habitat, and tracking the impacts of climate change. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program invites you to take part in our upcoming Land Cover Challenge: “Land Cover in a Changing Climate.” The photos you take using The GLOBE Program’s GLOBE Observer app document the current land cover and may also show evidence of land cover or land use change in the area. We especially encourage you to look for places you know have changed (or where you know change is coming), and put any information about the reasons or timing for that change in the field notes section. While existing land cover databases (such as the 50-year record from… Event Type: Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Tuesday, August 16, 2022. For more info visit observer.globe.gov.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Aeronautics Aeronaut-X: 3..2...1...Takeoff! Participants will get an overview of the 3...2...1...Takeoff! Activity. Learn about the four forces of flight and Newton's third law of motion by constructing small paper X-planes and fly them by producing thrust by blowing air through a drinking straw. Take a look back at the history of X-Planes and NASA Aeronautical Research while also looking forward to the future of NASA Aeronautics Innovation. For decades NASA has been studying aircraft noise in order to reduce noise emissions. Come learn about NASA's newest X-plane, the X-59, and the research on Quiet Supersonic Flight. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

NASA Ames Office of the Chief Scientist 2022 Summer Series

Other Join the NASA Ames Office of the Chief Scientist for the next webinar in the 2022 Summer Series: A Behind the Scenes Look at 40 Years in NASA with Dr. Jim Green See the connection info and full list of upcoming seminars led by subject leaders spanning multiple subject areas including science, technology, and exploration. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Other Explore Moon to Mars: Deep Space Communications Networks Communication between spacecraft and scientists on Earth is fundamental to Artemis Missions and involves many considerations that are unique to transmission and reception of signals across large distances. In this webinar, we will explore networks – an interconnection of transmitters and receivers that makes communication possible. We will learn how to solve network problems using minimum spanning tree and determine the shortest route to each destination in a network. This activity includes a fun scavenger hunt to teach network characteristics and analytical problem solving. It covers NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, Common Core (CCSS.MATH.Content.6.EE.B.6), Computer Science, and Technology standards. We will also explore how to make these resources more culturally responsive. Join us for this free webinar! Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Classroom Connections - Quesst

Aeronautics A sonic boom is a thunder-like noise a person on the ground hears when an aircraft or other type of aerospace vehicle flies overhead faster than the speed of sound, or “supersonic.” The sound from this shockwave of pressurized air molecules can be startling, interfere with daily activities including sleep, and even shatter windows causing property damage. The X-59 aircraft is part of NASA’s Quesst mission. The Quesst mission has two goals: 1) design and build NASA’s X-59 research aircraft with technology that reduces the loudness of a sonic boom to a gentle thump to people on the ground; and 2) fly the X-59 over U.S. communities to gather feedback from people about the sound generated during supersonic flight and deliver that data set to U.S. and international regulators. Using this data, new sound-based rules regarding supersonic flight over land can be written and adopted, which would open the doors to future supersonic commercial travel over land, drastically cutting flight times and saving people and carg… Event Type: Registration Deadline. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 9:00 PM.

Member Webinar - Virtual Astronomy LIVE!

Other From the Intrepid Museum: Now, local, national and international audiences who have a passion for space science can participate and meet astronauts, scientists and others talents through these live, online events. Virtual Astronomy Live programs will take place on a monthly basis on the third Thursday of every month through December starting at 5:30pm EST! Times and dates subject to change. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

A Public Talk with Jessica Harris: The Importance of Mentoring in STEM

Other Physicist, informal educator, and science communicator Jessica Harris has dedicated her professional career to supporting Black and Brown students in the STEM fields with a focus in Physics and Astronomy. She will be sharing with you her #AuntieJess Mentoring Program best practices. We will receive tangible methods to support students in STEM through mentorship. More info and connection information here. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Voyager – 45 Years in Space/ von Karman Lecture Series

Our Solar System As the twin Voyager spacecraft approach their 45th anniversary, we take a look at where the mission has been, what they’ve taught us, and where they go from here. In this conversation with Suzanne Dodd, Voyager Project Manager, we’ll discuss how Voyager came to be, highlight some of the major discoveries, and hear stories about this mission that has captured the public’s attention for years. Speaker: Suzanne Dodd, Voyager Project Manager, NASA/JPL  More information here. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

It's a new week at Camp Landsat!

Earth-Sun-Moon Join Camp Landsat for five weeks of summer camp fun as we celebrate Landsat satellites orbiting Earth for 50 years. This virtual camp explores a new theme each week about how Landsat has helped us better understand our home planet. Your virtual camp counselors have curated an exciting collection of videos, interactives, and downloadable games and activities that you can do at home with friends of all ages. Landsat is a joint program of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. Friday, August 19, 2022. For more info visit landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov.

National Aviation Day

Aeronautics Ever since 1939, August 19 has been celebrated as National Aviation Day, the legacy of a presidential proclamation first made by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Selected because it was Orville Wright’s birthday, the decision to revel in all things aeronautical came at an exciting time in aviation history. Share videos to celebrate the first “A” in NASA, and inspire the next generation of aeronautic explorers. Print out a gorgeous poster for your room, or do some simple activities with students (our favorites are “Flight Paths” and “Round Globe”), or find relevant childrens’ books for storytime.  The activities of Aeronautics@home are a great resource for everyone. A simple paper airplane engineering station is always a good activity, too!  Here are more fun tips for celebrating. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Friday, August 19, 2022.

45th Anniversary - Voyager 2 Launch

Our Solar System Launched Aug. 20, 1977 / 14:29:44 UT Voyager 2 was one of a pair of spacecraft launched to explore the planets of the outer solar system and the interplanetary environment. NASA's Voyager 2 is the second spacecraft to enter interstellar space. On Dec. 10, 2018, the spacecraft joined its twin—Voyager 1—as the only human-made objects to enter the space between the stars. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Mission Event. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Mission Event Type: Mission Highlight. Launch. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 7:29 AM. For more info visit solarsystem.nasa.gov.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Earth-Sun-Moon Explore Earth: Hurricanes as Heat Engines Join My NASA Data for an in depth demonstration of the Hurricanes as Heat Engines Story Map. It is written using the 5E instructional format. Using various visualizations (i.e. images, charts, and graphs), students will explore the energy exchange that occurs when hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Monday, August 22, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

What’s up with the Sun? Recent Results from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

Earth-Sun-Moon The Parker Solar Probe spacecraft was designed to solve 3 mysteries of the sun as well as the very practical goal of furthering our understanding of space weather. The talk will cover Parker’s measurements of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs- billions of tons of material hurling through space at millions of miles an hour - part of space weather) and more! Full information/connection links. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Monday, August 22, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

NASA GLOBE Land Cover Challenge 2022: Land Cover in a Changing Climate

Earth-Sun-Moon From NASA's Globe Observer: 26 July to 26 August 2022 Nearly every aspect of our lives is fundamentally tied to the land on which we live. Documenting what is on the land (land cover) is important for many areas of critical science studied by NASA scientists and others, including hazard analysis for floods, fires and landslides, mapping wildlife habitat, and tracking the impacts of climate change. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program invites you to take part in our upcoming Land Cover Challenge: “Land Cover in a Changing Climate.” The photos you take using The GLOBE Program’s GLOBE Observer app document the current land cover and may also show evidence of land cover or land use change in the area. We especially encourage you to look for places you know have changed (or where you know change is coming), and put any information about the reasons or timing for that change in the field notes section. While existing land cover databases (such as the 50-year record from… Event Type: Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Tuesday, August 23, 2022. For more info visit observer.globe.gov.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Aeronautics Explore Flight: Four Forces of Flight NASA’s Museum in a Box program brings the physical sciences of flight alive to students in grades K-12 using interactive activities. Each lesson is centered around aeronautics with a goal to inspire future scientist, mathematicians, and engineers. The content inside Museum in a Box may be used by educators to supplement curriculum during the school day or as activities for after school programs/clubs. Join in for an hour to learn how you can use the materials as a set or as individual activities. The Museum in a Box program contain activities for three grade groups: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

NASA Ames Office of the Chief Scientist 2022 Summer Series

Earth-Sun-Moon Join the NASA Ames Office of the Chief Scientist for the next webinar in the 2022 Summer Series: MUSE: Revealing the Physics of the Sun’s Corona and the Roots of Space Weather, See the connection info and full list of upcoming seminars led by subject leaders spanning multiple subject areas including science, technology, and exploration. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Human Spaceflight NASA STEM: Use Computational Thinking to Solve Where to Land the Lunar Lander, Explore Moon Geology. NASA has designed two standards-based challenges to help students learn about Moon Geology.  Use the scientific research process to choose the appropriate human landing site, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each site.  Construct an evidence-based argument about which site is most suitable based on NASA data. , Convert temperatures from Kelvin to Fahrenheit. , Perform calculations such as surface area and volume in support of their argument.            , Select an appropriate landing site for astronauts on the South Pole of the Moon by using NASA topographic maps and data to compare resources and conditions of locations. , Create a scale replica of a portion of the Moon’s surface that could be an ideal human landing site and identify the geologic features. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

NASA Ames Office of the Chief Scientist 2022 Summer Series

Other Join the NASA Ames Office of the Chief Scientist for the next webinar in the 2022 Summer Series: Sound in the Future of Space Sciences, See the connection info and full list of upcoming seminars led by subject leaders spanning multiple subject areas including science, technology, and exploration. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Human Spaceflight Artemis Learning Pathway: Artemis I Return & Reentry The most dangerous phase of a space exploration mission occurs during the spacecraft’s reentry into the atmosphere. NASA is developing new heat shields to keep astronauts safe as they return home. In this online PD session, you will learn how to bring the science of "heat transfer" used by NASA to your classroom with hands-on activities and pedagogical recommendations. Come and join us as we celebrate the launch of Artemis I and discover hands-on/minds-on NASA STEM resources for students to really engage them. The NASA STEM engagement activity highlighted in this session will simulate designing and testing a crew module heat shield. Students will learn how to manipulate design variables to achieve the desired outcomes. Attendees come away with instructional PowerPoints, videos, and links to even more standards aligned resources ready to use in the classroom or at home. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

International Observe the Moon Night - Host Webinar

Earth-Sun-Moon International Observe the Moon Night is coming up on October 1, 2022! Join the International Observe the Moon Night team and experienced event hosts to learn about this global observing program, how you can get involved, and everything available to hosts this year. This webinar will prepare you to hold a great International Observe the Moon event! International Observe the Moon Night is a time to look up with fellow Moon watchers worldwide, learn about lunar science and exploration, and honor our cultural and personal connections to the Moon.Last year over 500,000 people participated from 122 countries and all 7 continents. There are many ways to observe, and many ways to get involved! A few hosts will share their experiences and their tips for hosting successful International Observe the Moon Night events, large and small. Ask questions of the project leadership team and other event hosts, and share your own ideas for event planning. Hosts will also discuss opportunities to stay connected throughout the… Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Aeronautics Explore Flight: 3-2-1 Lift Off! Join in for an hour of professional development where participants will explore how to build and launch a satellite using NASA’s BEST curriculum. The activity will focus on teaching the engineering design process, building confidence, encourage creativity and allowing for innovative designs. The activity can be used to supplement curricula during the school day or as an after-school activity. At the end of the session the learners will be able to develop lesson plans that are more interactive and engaging by independently using NASA resources, knowledge, and acquired new skills. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

NASA TechRise Student Challenge: Educator Workshop

Aeronautics The NASA TechRise Student Challenge invites student teams (grades 6-12) to submit science and technology experiment ideas to fly on a high-altitude balloon. Students attending U.S. public, private, or charter schools – including those in U.S. territories – are challenged to team up with their schoolmates to design an experiment under the guidance of an educator. A total of 60 winning teams will be selected and awarded $1,500 to build their experiment and will receive an assigned spot on a high-altitude balloon and technical support from Future Engineers.  Educator Workshop info/registration. Student Virtual Field Trip: Sept. 22 at Noon EDT Entry Deadline: Oct. 24 Contact: support@futureengineers.org. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Earth-Sun-Moon NASA Project-Based Learning: What's up with Earth's water resources? Explore Earth’s freshwater resources and how NASA is researching how to manage these water resources and the balance the growing demand for water in the face of shifting availability and changing climate. The webinar discussion will focus on the scientific research process and the characteristics of good research questions. A variety of  Project-Based Learning questions worth answering will be considered to lead students to evaluate evidence and compare different possible answers. Each investigation requires reviewing data to evaluate how humans depend upon the resource, and how humans’ use of the resource creates both problems and opportunities. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Monday, August 29, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Other Blast Off into the New School Year with NASA Next Gen STEM: Innovative Tools and Resources for Students Get ready to blast off into the new school year with NASA’s NextGen STEM! NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement executed a series of efforts to develop STEM products and opportunities that provide a platform for students to contribute to NASA’s endeavors in exploration and discovery.  In this session, participants will be introduced to NASA’s Next Gen STEM themes and explore a wealth of NASA educational resources designed to stimulate student interest in STEM learning and help inspire, motivate, and engage students both at home and school. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

What’s Next for Webb? Unraveling the Birth of Stars and Planetary Systems Webinar

Astrophysics The world got its first look at the astonishing images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in July. This first wave of full-color scientific images and spectra is just the beginning of Webb’s scientific operations. Join STAR Net at a free webinar as we invite Dr. Elena Sabbi from the Space Telescope Science Institute to share about her work using Webb to study the formation of stars and planets. Discover how Webb’s new observations will revolutionize our understanding of the processes that have shaped the solar system! More info/register. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Aeronautics Explore Flight: NASA's Newest X-Plane - "X-57 -- It's Electrifying!" Discover NASA’s X-57 Maxwell electric airplane! Explore hand-on minds-on NASA STEM resources to bring the phenomenon of alternative energy, physics, engineering, and the science behind electric propulsion into the classroom. Attendees come away with instructional PowerPoints, videos, and links to even more standards aligned resources ready to use in the classroom or at home. The session will end with sharing exciting NASA STEM resources and ways to inspire our next generation of innovators. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Human Spaceflight Artemis Learning Pathway: Our Path Forward NASA sent 8 missions to the Moon. 12 people have walked on its surface. We are returning, but this time will be very different. Our how is different. Our why is different. And, our who is different. A brilliantly representative group of 18 astronauts will be using the Space Launch System to ride the Orion Capsule to the Moon. This webinar will look at the similarities and differences between Artemis and Apollo. We will talk about the who, and why that's important. We will also look at the why, and how that affects you and your students. We'll look at hands-on activities to pull your students into the story and discuss your part in our journey ahead. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Classroom Connections - James Webb Space Telescope

Astrophysics The James Webb Space Telescope is the world’s largest, most powerful, and most complex space science telescope ever built. Webb will solve mysteries in our solar system, look beyond to distant worlds around other stars, and probe the mysterious structures and origins of our universe and our place in it. Webb is an international program led by NASA with its partners, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency. Learn about the excitement of NASA's James Webb Telescope and the recent first images revealed Summer 2022. NASA’s Next Gen STEM (NGS) will select two middle school groups for each live virtual event with a NASA expert on September 15 at 1 p.m. ET.  More info/apply. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 9:00 PM.

Deadline - NASA Earth Science in Action Comic Strip Contest

Earth-Sun-Moon Enter the Science in Action Comic Strip Contest! High School Students and Adults are eligible to participate. Scientists, artists and astronauts will judge the artwork, and our esteemed Finals Judges will select the winners!  ​ Winning art will receive great visibility as NASA and SciArt Exchange share it via digital communication and in-person displays that inspire and educate everyone about the impact NASA's science in action has here on Earth. Winners will also receive a personalized trophy and certificate.  Entries are due online August 31, 2022. Spread the word to your community by printing this flyer or sharing our social media promotions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Event Type: Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 9:59 PM. For more info visit www.sciartex.net.

Earth Science Week 2022 Contests are open

Earth-Sun-Moon Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 9 - 15, 2022 and will celebrate the theme "Earth Science for a Sustainable World." Be sure to check out  the Video, Photography, Visual Arts, and Essay contests. Thursday, September 1, 2022.

New "What's Up" Video Available

Our Sky Get your monthly overview of the night sky. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Thursday, September 1, 2022.

NASA Space Place's Art Challenge

Other Do you love making art and using your imagination? So do we! Every NASA mission starts with a creative idea about how to explore something in a new way. Get creative and submit your art before the deadline at the end of the month! Thursday, September 1, 2022.

NASA's Artemis Project: To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond Reading Challenge starts

Other FOR LIBRARIES: NASA is readying the first mission of the Artemis spaceflight program, and to celebrate, the STAR Net has teamed up with Beanstack to launch another reading and activity challenge! Participants will discover more about the Artemis program and NASA’s plans for a new generation of crewed spaceflight by completing the activity badges in this reading and activity challenge. Learn more here. Thursday, September 1, 2022.

3D Thursdays for Rural Educators

Other Join NASA’s Science Mission Directorate on the first Thursday of each month for a series that connects rural educators to resources, networking, and professional development opportunities.  More info and past presentations here. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Member Event: Fifth-Grade Online School Programs from Griffith Observatory

Our Sky Griffith Observatory has created a fifth-grade online school program that evokes the in-person program but reimagines it as a unique, virtual experience. The online program is composed of individual 30-minute modules (described on the site), each presented live, that deal with a specific topic aligned with the fifth-grade science standards. There are also guides for teachers and students specific to each of the modules. Register for the online school program today! Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Monday, September 5, 2022. For more info visit griffithobservatory.org.

45th Anniversary - Voyager 1 Launch

Our Solar System Launched Sept. 5, 1977 / 12:56:01 UT No spacecraft has gone farther than NASA's Voyager 1. Launched in 1977 to fly by Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 1 crossed into interstellar space in August 2012 and continues to collect data. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Mission Event. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Mission Event Type: Mission Highlight. Launch. Monday, September 5, 2022, 5:56 AM. For more info visit solarsystem.nasa.gov.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Aeronautics Aeronaut-X: Shape your Flight, Geometry and Aeronautics Exploring geometry and its relation to aircraft design and understand how the Pyythagorean theorem will support the students to visualize the accuracy of the flight. In this webinar, participants will get an overview of Aeronautics and its relationship with trigonometry while exploring the Shape your Flight activity. Take a look back at the history of X-Planes and NASA Aeronautical Research while also looking forward to the future of NASA Aeronautics Innovation. For decades NASA has been studying aircraft noise in order to reduce noise emissions. Come learn about NASA's newest X-plane, the X-59,  and the research on Quiet Supersonic Flight. Participants will have access to the educator guide, instructional Power Point presentation, and NASA resources. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Opening the Infrared Treasure Chest with JWST

Astrophysics The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which launched in 2021 and began science operations in 2022, will peer into the past to find the first objects that formed after the Big Bang, the first black holes, the growth of galaxies, the formation of stars and planetary systems, and more. 100 times more powerful than the celebrated Hubble Space Telescope, JWST could observe a 1 cm² bumblebee at the Earth-Moon distance, in reflected sunlight and thermal emission and promises to reveal more wonders of our universe.   In this lecture, senior project scientist for JWST and Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist John C. Mather will discuss how NASA and its partners built JWST and share some of the telescope’s first discoveries. Registration is required for in person attendance and encouraged for online viewing.  More info/registration. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Other September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Thursday, September 15, 2022 – Saturday, October 15, 2022. For more info visit hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

Member Webinar - Virtual Astronomy LIVE!

Other From the Intrepid Museum: Now, local, national and international audiences who have a passion for space science can participate and meet astronauts, scientists and others talents through these live, online events. Virtual Astronomy Live programs will take place on a monthly basis on the third Thursday of every month through December starting at 5:30pm EST! Times and dates subject to change. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Earth-Sun-Moon NASA Project-Based Learning: What's up with Earth's water resources? Explore Earth’s freshwater resources and how NASA is researching how to manage these water resources and the balance the growing demand for water in the face of shifting availability and changing climate. The webinar discussion will focus on the scientific research process and the characteristics of good research questions. A variety of  Project-Based Learning questions worth answering will be considered to lead students to evaluate evidence and compare different possible answers. Each investigation requires reviewing data to evaluate how humans depend upon the resource, and how humans’ use of the resource creates both problems and opportunities. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Earth-Sun-Moon The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. The phaseout of controlled uses of ozone depleting substances and the related reductions have not only helped protect the ozone layer for this and future generations, but have also contributed significantly to global efforts to address climate change; furthermore, it has protected human health and ecosystems by limiting the harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the earth. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Friday, September 16, 2022. For more info visit www.un.org.

NASA TechRise Student Challenge: Student Virtual Field Trip

Aeronautics The NASA TechRise Student Challenge invites student teams (grades 6-12) to submit science and technology experiment ideas to fly on a high-altitude balloon. Students attending U.S. public, private, or charter schools – including those in U.S. territories – are challenged to team up with their schoolmates to design an experiment under the guidance of an educator. A total of 60 winning teams will be selected and awarded $1,500 to build their experiment and will receive an assigned spot on a high-altitude balloon and technical support from Future Engineers.  Drop in to the Student Virtual Field Trip at anytime. Entry Deadline: Oct. 24 Contact: support@futureengineers.org. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Earth-Sun-Moon Explore Earth: Getting Started with GLOBE Clouds One-Week Pacing Guides for Educators Are you interested in working with The GLOBE Program, but not sure where to start? NASA has worked with experienced GLOBE teachers to put together one-week “Pacing Guides.” Each guide provides a five-day sequence of activities that address a guiding question. They are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and they incorporate information on how to engage in science observations with GLOBE. Each Pacing Guide also includes an activity from My NASA Data using real satellite data. On this webinar, you will learn more about the “Cloud Types Featuring NASA GLOBE CLOUD GAZE” Pacing Guide, which targets students in grades 3-8, and the “Clouds and Energy Budget” Pacing Guide, which targets students in grades 6-12. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Autumnal Equinox

Our Sky The autumnal equinox is one of two points in Earth’s orbit where the Sun equally illuminates the northern and southern hemisphere, which creates roughly equal periods of daytime and nighttime across the globe.  Astronomers consider this the astronomical beginning of Fall in the northern hemisphere.   See the equinox and solstices from space. Celestial Event Type: Solstice / Equinox. Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6:04 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Earth-Sun-Moon Explore Earth: Ocean Circulation Patterns Join My NASA Data and NASA STEM EPDC for an in depth demonstration of the Ocean Circulation Patterns Story Map. It is written using the 5E instructional format. Using various visualizations (i.e. images, charts, and graphs), students will explore ocean circulation patterns as they relate to the world's ocean garbage patches using NASA ocean currents data. Students will investigate the forces that contribute to ocean circulation patterns, and how debris, especially plastics, travel from land to garbage patches. Students will also analyze regional plastic production and waste management data to describe how humans have contributed to ocean plastic pollution. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Monday, September 26, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

DART Mission - Impact Livestream

Comets/Asteroids The DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission is NASA's demonstration of kinetic impactor technology, impacting an asteroid to adjust its speed and path. DART will be the first-ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor. DART’s target asteroid is NOT a threat to Earth. Learn more. Stream live on NASA TV, NASA YouTube, NASA Facebook and NASA Twitter. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Mission Event Type: Arrival. Mission Highlight. Test. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Monday, September 26, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

DART Spacecraft Impact

Comets/Asteroids The DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission is NASA's demonstration of kinetic impactor technology, impacting an asteroid to adjust its speed and path. DART will be the first-ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor.  DART’s target asteroid is NOT a threat to Earth. DART is a test. There are no known asteroid threats to Earth. Currently scheduled for this time and date, please note it may be subject to change, and this event will be updated whenever possible. For the very latest news and information, learn more. Event Type: Mission Event. Mission Event Type: Arrival. Monday, September 26, 2022, 4:14 PM. For more info visit dart.jhuapl.edu.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Human Spaceflight Artemis Learning Pathways: Why We Wait The public is often frustrated with delays and launch push backs. All too often delay is equated with failure. NASA has done and continues to do amazing things. We are known for making the impossible a reality. But, exploration is never without risk. Our people are willing to take those risks, because the benefit to us all is so great. At the same time it is our responsibility to make every effort to ensure the highest possible margin of safety for our astronauts. In this make up webinar from July, we will look at the tragedies of our past. We will talk about ways that we mitigate dangers and plan for the expected and the unexpected. We will also look at two activities that challenge students to design for astronaut safety. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Earth-Sun-Moon Explore Earth: NASA STEM Fall Ecosystems Projects Take a walk-through nature and make seasonal observations of the surroundings. The activity provides both visual and tactile demonstrations of the interconnectedness of all components of an ecosystem and explains that they are dependent on each other for survival. Collect samples and examine the ecology of a local leaf litter (the forest floor) Community. Collect and identify the living organisms on the plot, identify the trophic levels, and create a food web and a pyramid of biomass. Start a discussion on leaf litter and the carbon cycle. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, September 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Registration Deadline - NASA’s Break the Ice Lunar Challenge: Phase 2

Earth-Sun-Moon NASA has launched Phase 2 of the Break the Ice Lunar Challenge to seek innovative ideas for excavating the Moon’s icy regolith, or dirt, and delivering acquired resources in the extreme conditions at the lunar South pole. This technology will help support a sustained human presence on the Moon by the end of the decade. In Phase 2 of the challenge, teams will be asked to design, build, and test an icy regolith excavation system prototype and an icy regolith transportation system prototype to maximize resource delivery while minimizing energy use and the mass of equipment delivered to the lunar surface. A prize pool of up to $3,000,000 will be awarded to the challenge winners. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Friday, September 30, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

International Observe the Moon Night

Earth-Sun-Moon International Observe the Moon Night is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations, and honor cultural and personal connections to the Moon. Learn more, including tips for participating, here. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Saturday, October 1, 2022. For more info visit moon.nasa.gov.

New "What's Up" Video Available

Our Sky Get your monthly overview of the night sky. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Saturday, October 1, 2022.

NASA International Space Apps Challenge

Other The NASA International Space Apps Challenge – the world’s largest annual hackathon – returns this year with the theme “Make Space,” which emphasizes NASA’s commitment to inclusivity. This year’s challenge will focus on Earth and space science, technology, and exploration. Participant registration for in-person and virtual events is  open through Oct. 2. Space Apps provides a platform where everyone across the globe with a passion for creativity and innovation can use their unique perspectives to tackle challenges created by NASA experts. The challenges range in skill level, expertise, subject matter, and objective, and span a spectrum of disciplines and interests that range from artificial intelligence and software development to art and storytelling. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Orionid meteor showers

Our Sky The Orionids, which peak during mid-October each year, are considered to be one of the most beautiful showers of the year. Orionid meteors are known for their brightness and for their speed. These meteors are fast—they travel at about 148,000 mph (66 km/s) into the Earth's atmosphere. Fast meteors can leave glowing "trains" (incandescent bits of debris in the wake of the meteor) which last for several seconds to minutes. Fast meteors can also sometimes become fireballs: Look for prolonged explosions of light when viewing the Orionid meteor shower. Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Meteor Shower. Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Monday, November 7, 2022. For more info visit solarsystem.nasa.gov.

Member Event: Fifth-Grade Online School Programs from Griffith Observatory

Our Sky Griffith Observatory has created a fifth-grade online school program that evokes the in-person program but reimagines it as a unique, virtual experience. The online program is composed of individual 30-minute modules (described on the site), each presented live, that deal with a specific topic aligned with the fifth-grade science standards. There are also guides for teachers and students specific to each of the modules. Register for the online school program today! Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Monday, October 3, 2022. For more info visit griffithobservatory.org.

NASA Space Place's Art Challenge

Other Do you love making art and using your imagination? So do we! Every NASA mission starts with a creative idea about how to explore something in a new way. Get creative and submit your art before the deadline at the end of the month! Monday, October 3, 2022.

World Space Week

Our Solar System Join educators and space enthusiasts around the world to celebrate the United Nations-declared World Space Week,. This international event commemorates the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957. World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world, with celebrations in more than 70 nations. During World Space Week, teachers are encouraged to use space-themed activities to excite students about science and technology. Participating is easy. Visit the World Space Week website to find educational resources to use in the classroom. Share your own lessons and events to get maximum recognition for your school. After your events, visit the website to share details and lessons learned. To learn more about World Space Week, visit http://www.worldspaceweek.org. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – Monday, October 10, 2022.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Earth-Sun-Moon NASA STEM: Use Computational Thinking to Solve Where to Land the Lunar Lander, Explore Moon Geology. NASA has designed two standards-based challenges to help students learn about Moon Geology.  Use the scientific research process to choose the appropriate human landing site, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each site. . Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

3D Thursdays for Rural Educators

Other Join NASA’s Science Mission Directorate on the first Thursday of each month for a series that connects rural educators to resources, networking, and professional development opportunities.  More info and past presentations here. Thursday, October 6, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Ada Lovelace Day

Other Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math. It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM. The Chandra mission featured Ms. Lovelace and other women in science ; download her poster of here. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Tuesday, October 11, 2022. For more info visit findingada.com.

Earth Science Week 2022 Contests - Deadline

Earth-Sun-Moon The entry deadline for the Video, Photography, Visual Arts, and Essay contests. Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 9 - 15, 2022 and will celebrate the theme "Earth Science for a Sustainable World.". Event Type: Registration Deadline. Friday, October 14, 2022.

Space A.G.E. Mission Patch Contest

Other This contest is open to all middle- and high school-aged youth in the US.  The winner of the contest will not only have their artwork represent the mission, research, and team with the official Space A.G.E. Mission Patch but they will also be recognized during our live stream coverage of the Space A.G.E. mission on launch day. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Saturday, October 15, 2022. For more info visit spacehealth.ucsf.edu.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Earth-Sun-Moon Explore Earth: Understanding the Creation of Urban Heat Islands Join My NASA Data and NASA STEM EPDC for an in depth demonstration of the Creation of Urban Heat Islands Story Map. It is written using the 5E instructional format. By interacting with various visualizations (i.e. images, charts, and graphs), students explore the urban heat island effect using land surface temperature and vegetation data. Students will investigate the processes that create differences in surface temperatures, as well as how human activities have led to the creation of urban heat islands. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Monday, October 17, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Member Webinar - Virtual Astronomy LIVE!

Other From the Intrepid Museum: Now, local, national and international audiences who have a passion for space science can participate and meet astronauts, scientists and others talents through these live, online events. Virtual Astronomy Live programs will take place on a monthly basis on the third Thursday of every month through December starting at 5:30pm EST! Times and dates subject to change. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

NASA TechRise Student Challenge:

Aeronautics The NASA TechRise Student Challenge invites student teams (grades 6-12) to submit science and technology experiment ideas to fly on a high-altitude balloon. Students attending U.S. public, private, or charter schools – including those in U.S. territories – are challenged to team up with their schoolmates to design an experiment under the guidance of an educator. A total of 60 winning teams will be selected and awarded $1,500 to build their experiment and will receive an assigned spot on a high-altitude balloon and technical support from Future Engineers. Entry Deadline: Oct. 24. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Monday, October 24, 2022.

Partial Solar Eclilpse

Our Sky Learn more about Eclipses.  Details for this eclipse are here. When only a part of the moon enters Earth's shadow, the event is called a partial lunar eclipse.  Image Credit. Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Eclipse. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 1:58 AM – 6:02 AM. For more info visit eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Online Workshop: Kick-Start Your Planning for 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipse Events

Earth-Sun-Moon Register for this online workshop here The 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse (October 14, 2023) and the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse (April 8, 2024) are right around the corner! In 2023, the path of totality will cross Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. In 2024, the path of totality will cross Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. During both events, all of North America will have at least a partial solar eclipse. Join this online workshop to learn more about the science of solar eclipses and the many resources available to engage your audiences in these exciting celebrations. We will be joined by presenters who will share their insights, experiences, expertise, as well as information about new resources that will be available for 2023 and 2024. Kick-start your planning today and be ready for these exciting events. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit www.nisenet.org.

Dark Matter Day

Astrophysics Celebrate the historic hunt for the unseen—something that scientists refer to as dark matter. Local events planned by institutions and individuals around the planet will engage the public in discussions about what we know about dark matter, and about the many present and planned experiments that seek to solve its mysteries. Basics for Beginners: NASA Space Place Advanced Information: NASA Science Expert information: Universe of Learning Science Briefing on Dark Matter. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Monday, October 31, 2022. For more info visit www.darkmatterday.com.

Halloween Fun!

Other 10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween with NASA, Planet masks , Epic Pumpkin carving at JPL, Spooky exoplanets, Pumpkin stencils , Halloween-y astronomical images, Halloween History, Create a Halloween Pumpkin Like a NASA Engineer, Spooky Sounds from Across the Solar System Playlist on Soundcloud. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Monday, October 31, 2022.

New "What's Up" Video Available

Our Sky Get your monthly overview of the night sky. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

NASA Space Place's Art Challenge

Other Do you love making art and using your imagination? So do we! Every NASA mission starts with a creative idea about how to explore something in a new way. Get creative and submit your art before the deadline at the end of the month! Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Native American Heritage Month

Other November is National Native American Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Tuesday, November 1, 2022 – Wednesday, November 30, 2022. For more info visit www.nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov.

3D Thursdays for Rural Educators

Other Join NASA’s Science Mission Directorate on the first Thursday of each month for a series that connects rural educators to resources, networking, and professional development opportunities.  More info and past presentations here. Thursday, November 3, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Member Event: Fifth-Grade Online School Programs from Griffith Observatory

Our Sky Griffith Observatory has created a fifth-grade online school program that evokes the in-person program but reimagines it as a unique, virtual experience. The online program is composed of individual 30-minute modules (described on the site), each presented live, that deal with a specific topic aligned with the fifth-grade science standards. There are also guides for teachers and students specific to each of the modules. Register for the online school program today! Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Monday, November 7, 2022. For more info visit griffithobservatory.org.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Earth-Sun-Moon  Explore Earth: Understanding Volcanic Eruptions Join My NASA Data and NASA STEM EPDC for an in depth demonstration of the Volcanic Eruptions Story Map. It is written using the 5E instructional format. By using the various visualizations (i.e. images, charts, and graphs) in this story map, students will explore volcanic eruptions featuring volcano and aerosols data. Throughout the lesson, students will investigate how ash and aerosols produced from volcanic eruptions are hazardous to the human ecosystem and will analyze concentrations of aerosols from a volcanic eruption over time. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Monday, November 7, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Our Sky Learn more about Eclipses. Details for this eclipse are here. During a lunar eclipse, Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the sunlight falling on the Moon. Earth's shadow covers all or part of the lunar surface. Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Eclipse. Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 1:09 AM – 4:49 AM. For more info visit eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Origami Day

Other Celebrate by learning how origami is used for space exploration at NASA – plus make your own space origami and other projects with paper! Get started here. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Thursday, November 10, 2022.

NASA Spring internships deadline

Other Throughout the year, thousands of student interns contribute to NASA's missions of human spaceflight, aeronautics, space science and Earth research. This summer's interns will continue to contribute, only they will do it virtually. While interns cannot be on-site physically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they can work from home and get the professional experience they desire. NASA interns use their creativity and innovation to work on projects that impact NASA’s mission, like sending the first woman and next man to the Moon. Be part of an amazing virtual team while contributing to NASA missions. Learn more at https://intern.nasa.gov/.   Visit the 10 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for a NASA Internship webpage. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Friday, November 11, 2022.