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Super Blood Moon - Total Lunar Eclipse

Our Sky The last total lunar eclipse of the decade, and a "super moon" as well.  See all the time details ,the Moon Libration video, and this Teachable Moment. Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Eclipse. Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9:12 PM. For more info visit eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.

NOAA Planet Stewards (Virtual) Book Club

Earth-Sun-Moon Anyone can participate. Just read the book prior to the discussion, and call in on the day of the meeting. A reminder note and series of discussion questions will be sent out in advance to the email list. Book list and more info. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Informal Social Media Gathering. Monday, January 21, 2019, 5:00 PM.

Deadline - NASA Glenn Higher Education – Students, Faculty & Postdoc Fellows

Other The NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program provides opportunities for STEM faculty to do research for 10 weeks during the summer at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Applicants must work full time at an accredited university or college in the United States. The program provides stipends and covers limited travel expenses. Qualified faculty from majority- and minority-serving universities and colleges, including underserved groups, persons with disabilities and early career faculty, are encouraged to apply. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Monday, January 21, 2019, 8:59 PM. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

Total Lunar Eclipse - greatest at 5:13 UTC (c. Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa)

Our Sky Viewers in North and South America, as well as those in western parts of Europe and Africa, will be able to watch one of the sky's most dazzling shows on Jan. 21, 2019, when the Sun, Earth and Moon align at 9:12 p.m. PST, creating a total lunar eclipse. The full moon will also be at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, called perigee. Teachable moment here. Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Eclipse. Monday, January 21, 2019, 9:12 PM.

MAVEN Webinar: The Magnetic Tail of Mars

Mars Mars has a unique magnetic tail compared to other planets in our solar system. The MAVEN mission has demonstrated how the Martian magnetotail becomes twisted by its interaction with the solar wind. Join us as Dr. Gina DiBraccio from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center describes what makes the Martian magnetic environment so different from other planets, and how processes in its magnetotail may contribute to atmospheric escape to space. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/4223033278 Phone: 1 (646) 558-8656 or 1 (669) 900-6833; Meeting ID: 422 303 3278. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development Workshop

Aeronautics Explore Flight With Elementary STEM Science and Literacy Connections Come and explore teaching Science and Literacy through stories.. Six integrated STEAM lessons based on popular books will be presented. Instructional strategies for engineering kites, balloons, parachutes will be included. NASA resources for alphabet activities and integrated technology will be included. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

LPI Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series: Surprises in the Saturn System

Our Solar System Dr. Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Scientist . Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

35th Anniversary (1984) Reagan Directs NASA to build an International Space Station

Human Spaceflight President Ronald Reagan directed NASA to build an international space station "within a decade" in his State of the Union address on 25 January 1984. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Friday, January 25, 2019.

15th Anniversary (2004) Opportunity Rover Lands on Mars

Mars In January 2004, two robotic geologists named Spirit and Opportunity landed on opposite sides of the red planet. With far greater mobility than the 1997 Mars Pathfinder rover, these robotic explorers have trekked for miles across the Martian surface, conducting field geology and making atmospheric observations. Carrying identical, sophisticated sets of science instruments, both rovers have found evidence of ancient Martian environments where intermittently wet and habitable conditions existed. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Mission Event. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Mission Event Type: Arrival. Friday, January 25, 2019.

Deadline- Planetary Science Symposium

Earth-Sun-Moon The second Planetary Science Symposium at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston Texas will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 from 11 am to 3:30 pm. The Planetary Science Symposium will include presentations from a variety of lunar and planetary scientists, as well as informal opportunities to chat. Lunch is being provided, courtesy of the PLANETS project at Northern Arizona University. This event is being held in conjunction with the SEEC conference at Space Center Houston, leveraging the travel plans of those NASA Nationwide volunteers attending the conference. For the first several hours, the event is limited to Solar System Ambassadors, Museum Alliance and Night Sky Network members, and members of the SMD Science Activation teams. Registration is free but limited to 30 participants. At 1:30 pm, participation will be open to other SEEC conference attendees. The event ends at 3:30 pm, in time for attendees to participate in SEEC events. A detailed schedule will be sent to registered participants in… Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Deadline - Mechanical Maker Challenge: Mechanical Eye

Other Mechanical Maker Challenge With its sulfuric acid clouds, temperatures over 450°C and surface pressure 92 times that of Earth, Venus is one of the most hostile planetary environments in the solar system. Most electrical components do not survive long in these conditions, but NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory hopes to build an automaton (or clockwork mechanical robot) rover to explore Venus. This challenge seeks innovative ideas for a mechanical camera system that could operate under the harsh conditions found on Venus. The first place winner will have the opportunity to demonstrate and give a short presentation on the winning device at JPL/Caltech, and will receive up to $1,000 to cover travel costs. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 8:59 PM. For more info visit www.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. Friday, February 1, 2019.

2019 Space Exploration Educators Conference

Human Spaceflight The Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), takes place at Space Center Houston. SEEC is for all K-12 educators. The activities presented may be used for science, language arts, mathematics, history and more. Attend sessions hosted by scientists, engineers and astronauts leading the charge in exploration. Receive ready-to-implement classroom ideas and experience minds-on, hands-on fun. Attendees can earn up to 24 hours of continuing professional education credit. Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Ridiculous World of Scientific Ballooning/ von Karman Lecture Series

Our Sky Human flight began with the balloon and today it is the last bastion of guerrilla science. Scientific ballooning provides a well-tested, reliable, low-cost, moderate risk platform that helps prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and instruments. This talk will take a look at how our oldest flight technology actually paves the way for the future. For more information. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

2019 Space Exploration Educators Conference

Human Spaceflight The Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), takes place at Space Center Houston. SEEC is for all K-12 educators. The activities presented may be used for science, language arts, mathematics, history and more. Attend sessions hosted by scientists, engineers and astronauts leading the charge in exploration. Receive ready-to-implement classroom ideas and experience minds-on, hands-on fun. Attendees can earn up to 24 hours of continuing professional education credit. Friday, February 8, 2019.

Deadline: Register for Free Program—Cubes in Space(TM)

Our Sky NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Langley Research Center, along with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium and idoodledu inc. are offering a free STEAM education program for students ages 11-18. Cubes in Space lets students design and compete to launch an experiment into space. Selected student-designed payload cubes will be launched via a sounding rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in late June 2019 or from a high-altitude scientific balloon from NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in New Mexico in late August 2019. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Friday, February 8, 2019. For more info visit www.cubesinspace.com.

Deadline - Marshall Faculty Fellowship Program

Other The NASA Marshall Faculty Fellowship Program provides opportunities for STEM faculty to do research for 10 weeks during the summer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must hold fulltime teaching or research positions at an accredited university or college in the U.S. The program provides stipends and covers limited travel expenses. Qualified faculty from majority- and minority-serving universities and colleges, including underserved groups and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Friday, February 8, 2019. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

Deadline- Scientist for a Day

Our Solar System Students in grades 5-12 are challenged to think like NASA scientists. Examine real spacecraft images of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, Saturn’s moon Titan, and Jupiter’s moon Europa. Choose the destination you think would be the best place to return with another spacecraft to learn even more about these amazing worlds. Support your choice in an essay of no more than 500 words. More information here. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:00 PM.

Ridiculous World of Scientific Ballooning/ von Karman Lecture Series

Our Sky Human flight began with the balloon and today it is the last bastion of guerrilla science. Scientific ballooning provides a well-tested, reliable, low-cost, moderate risk platform that helps prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and instruments. This talk will take a look at how our oldest flight technology actually paves the way for the future. For more information. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

2019 Space Exploration Educators Conference

Human Spaceflight The Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), takes place at Space Center Houston. SEEC is for all K-12 educators. The activities presented may be used for science, language arts, mathematics, history and more. Attend sessions hosted by scientists, engineers and astronauts leading the charge in exploration. Receive ready-to-implement classroom ideas and experience minds-on, hands-on fun. Attendees can earn up to 24 hours of continuing professional education credit. Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Space Valentines!

Other Printable Valentine's Day cards from NASA Space Place. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Thursday, February 14, 2019. For more info visit spaceplace.nasa.gov.

Engineers Week

Other Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:     Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world ,     Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers ,     Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Sunday, February 17, 2019.

Engineers Week

Other Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:     Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world ,     Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers ,     Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Monday, February 18, 2019.

NOAA Planet Stewards (Virtual) Book Club

Earth-Sun-Moon Anyone can participate. Just read the book prior to the discussion, and call in on the day of the meeting. A reminder note and series of discussion questions will be sent out in advance to the email list. Book list and more info. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Informal Social Media Gathering. Monday, February 18, 2019, 5:00 PM.

Deadline - 2019 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff (Mission 3)

Looking for ways to connect your students with the world of NASA?  Hunting real-world challenges to trigger your students' creativity and innovation? The 2019 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (NASA OPSPARC) has just launched with THREE MISSIONS. There's a mission designed for all students K-12. Mission 1: Students (K-12) explore the world of NASA Spinoff technology through two scavenger hunts that may lead to a visit from a NASA innovator. , Mission 2: Students (3-12) solve a problem by creating their own versions of NASA Spinoffs using Adobe Spark web-based tools. , Mission 3: Students (7-12) not only create NASA Spinoffs to solve a problem, but join engineering students in a 3D virtual world to build virtual Spinoff models and develop a marketing plan. Learn more about each Mission deadlines and resources; download the Design Packets here. Questions?  Contact Dr. Sharon Bowers, sharon.bowers@nianet.org. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Engineers Week

Other Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:     Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world ,     Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers ,     Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Engineers Week

Other Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:     Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world ,     Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers ,     Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Engineers Week

Other Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:     Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world ,     Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers ,     Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Engineers Week

Other Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:     Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world ,     Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers ,     Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Friday, February 22, 2019.

Engineers Week

Other Engineers Week--the only event of its kind--is a time to:     Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world ,     Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers ,     Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Saturday, February 23, 2019.

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. Friday, March 1, 2019.

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships

Other The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers early career and senior scientists one- to three-year work assignments with NASA scientists and engineers. Opportunities relate to missions in Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics, engineering, human exploration and space operations, astrobiology and science management. Applicants must have completed a doctorate or equivalent degree before beginning the fellowship, but they may apply while completing degree requirements. Contact: npphelp@usra.edu. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Friday, March 1, 2019, 3:00 PM.

50th Anniversary (1969), Apollo 9 Launch (McDivitt, Scott, Schweickart)

Human Spaceflight The primary objective of Apollo 9 was an Earth-orbital engineering test of the first crewed lunar module, or LM. Concurrent prime objectives included an overall checkout of launch vehicle and spacecraft systems, the crew, and procedures. More on the mission here from the National Space Science Data Center, the permanent archive for NASA space science mission data. Also see the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal for transcripts and more. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Deadline - 2019 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff (Mission 2)

Looking for ways to connect your students with the world of NASA?  Hunting real-world challenges to trigger your students' creativity and innovation? The 2019 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (NASA OPSPARC) has just launched with THREE MISSIONS. There's a mission designed for all students K-12. Mission 1: Students (K-12) explore the world of NASA Spinoff technology through two scavenger hunts that may lead to a visit from a NASA innovator. , Mission 2: Students (3-12) solve a problem by creating their own versions of NASA Spinoffs using Adobe Spark web-based tools. , Mission 3: Students (7-12) not only create NASA Spinoffs to solve a problem, but join engineering students in a 3D virtual world to build virtual Spinoff models and develop a marketing plan. Learn more about each Mission deadlines and resources; download the Design Packets here. Questions?  Contact Dr. Sharon Bowers, sharon.bowers@nianet.org. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Pi Day

Other Used throughout the STEM world – especially for space exploration! – pi is the number that results from dividing the circumference of any circle by its diameter. Pi can be and often is rounded to 3.14 (even though its decimals never end), which is why 3/14 has been designated National Pi Day. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Exoplanets at the End of Spitzer and Kepler / von Karman Lecture Series

Other Two NASA space observatories that contributed greatly to our understanding of planets outside our solar system are winding down their missions: Kepler and Spitzer. The Kepler spacecraft discontinued operations in Nov. 2018, and the Spitzer Space Telescope is nearing the end of its lifetime as well. This event will look at what the two missions have taught us about the myriad worlds that orbit other stars. For more information. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Exoplanets at the End of Spitzer and Kepler / von Karman Lecture Series

Other Two NASA space observatories that contributed greatly to our understanding of planets outside our solar system are winding down their missions: Kepler and Spitzer. The Kepler spacecraft discontinued operations in Nov. 2018, and the Spitzer Space Telescope is nearing the end of its lifetime as well. This event will look at what the two missions have taught us about the myriad worlds that orbit other stars. For more information. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

NOAA Planet Stewards (Virtual) Book Club

Earth-Sun-Moon Anyone can participate. Just read the book prior to the discussion, and call in on the day of the meeting. A reminder note and series of discussion questions will be sent out in advance to the email list. Book list and more info. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Informal Social Media Gathering. Monday, March 18, 2019, 5:00 PM.

World Water Day

Earth-Sun-Moon Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Friday, March 22, 2019. For more info visit www.worldwaterday.org.

New Year on Mars- Celebrate in Mars, Pennsylvania

Mars For any planet, a year is the time it takes to make one orbit around the sun. It takes Mars about twice as long as it does for Earth to make one circle around the sun. So they don't get as many new year parties as we do here on Earth. Learn more about years on the planet Mars. Learn more about how the town of Mars, Pennsylvania celebrates. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Deadline- Summer 2019 NASA Internships

Are you a current student with a 3.0 GPA and U.S. citizen? Be part of NASA’s mission! NASA’s agency internship program is now accepting applications for 2019. NASA interns contribute to important missions and goals, while gaining valuable professional experience. Contact: NASA-Internships@mail.nasa.gov Deadlines: Spring 2019: November 5 Summer 2019: April 1 Fall 2019: July 1. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Monday, April 1, 2019.

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. Monday, April 1, 2019.

International Day of Human Space Flight

Human Spaceflight Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Friday, April 12, 2019. For more info visit www.un.org.

Yuri's Night World Space Party

Human Spaceflight Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. Yuri’s Night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. These events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbecue. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Friday, April 12, 2019. For more info visit yurisnight.net.

NOAA Planet Stewards (Virtual) Book Club

Earth-Sun-Moon Anyone can participate. Just read the book prior to the discussion, and call in on the day of the meeting. A reminder note and series of discussion questions will be sent out in advance to the email list. Book list and more info. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Informal Social Media Gathering. Monday, April 15, 2019, 5:00 PM.

The Future is Cloudy: NASA’s Look at Clouds and Climate/ von Karman Lecture Series

Earth-Sun-Moon Earth is the most-observed planet in our system. There is a fleet of satellites looking down at our skies, giving scientists a deeper understanding of our ever-changing clouds and their relationship to our climate. For more information. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Future is Cloudy: NASA’s Look at Clouds and Climate/ von Karman Lecture Series

Earth-Sun-Moon Earth is the most-observed planet in our system. There is a fleet of satellites looking down at our skies, giving scientists a deeper understanding of our ever-changing clouds and their relationship to our climate. For more information. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.