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Sally Ride USA Postage Stamp Released

Human Spaceflight http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2018/pr18_021.htm America’s first woman in space, Dr. Sally Ride (May 26, 1951 –  July 23, 2012) inspired the nation as a pioneering astronaut, brilliant scientist, and dedicated educator. See this JPL video to hear Dr. Ride talk about our changing climate. Also, read her official NASA Astronaut bio. Wednesday, May 23, 2018. For more info visit about.usps.com.

For Libraries: Reaching New Audiences

Other Staff at the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute have developed a Community Dialogue Strategy to empower public libraries to examine their existing practices, and reach out to their community to ensure that their library is a welcoming and safe environment. This strategy was developed and tested with funds from the National Institutes of Health, NASA and National Science Foundation as part of the STAR Library Education Network. Community Dialogues encourage libraries to ask the questions “who is missing from my library” and “who in the community would be a great partner for my library.” In this webinar, participants will learn more about this innovative strategy, and hear from public library staff who have made positive changes to their practice based on results from their own Dialogues. Register here. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Other STEM Lessons Based on Real NASA Technologies in 'The Martian' The Martian surface is not very welcoming for humans. The atmosphere is cold and there is barely any breathable air.  Explore the NASA STEM Education Resources  on Mars. STEM activities on habitat,space farming, water recovery systems, spacesuit, rover,oxygen recovery generators, power sources and astronaut preparation for space.  Everything from coloring sheets to using authentic data opportunities are available to educators. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

The Hubble Space Telescope: Opening Cosmic Doors for JWST

The Hubble Space Telescope is opening new frontiers of astronomical discovery, even 28 years after its launch, thanks to its suite of cameras and spectrographs, five astronaut servicing missions, and innovative uses by scientists around the world. In this lecture, Jennifer Wiseman, Hubble Space Telescope senior project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will highlight Hubble’s newest incredible observations of stars, distant galaxies, and even planets outside our solar system. She will also discuss how Hubble is being used for clever investigations of mysterious dark matter, dark energy, and black holes. With the imminent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Hubble mission is now placing special emphasis on observations that will set the stage for the most effective uses of JWST.  Wiseman will reveal how Hubble’s surveys and analyses of galaxies, star clusters, and exoplanet atmospheres are providing a framework for incredible scientific discoveries when JWST joins Hubble as c… Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Juno Perijove (Close Flyby of Jupiter)

Our Solar System The Juno spacecraft, which successfully entered the orbit of Jupiter on July 4, 2016, will for the first time peer below the dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system. Juno's primary goal is to reveal the story of Jupiter's formation and evolution. Using long-proven technologies on a spinning spacecraft placed in an elliptical polar orbit, Juno will observe Jupiter's gravity and magnetic fields, atmospheric dynamics and composition, and evolution. To ensure that it collects the best possible data – especially in making accurate measurements of the gravitational and magnetic fields – it has to get as close as it can to Jupiter. On each orbit, Juno comes within 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) of the planet’s cloud tops. That might still sound like a great distance, but if Jupiter were the size of a basketball, the equivalent distance would be about 0.8 cm (0.315 inches). Event Type: Mission Event. Mission Event Type: Flyby. Thursday, May 24, 2018. For more info visit www.missionjuno.swri.edu.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Astrophysics Exploring New Planets Is there another Earth beyond our solar system? This webinar will answer this question using real NASA data to explore how telescopes, especially the Kepler Space Telescope, searches for planets orbiting stars beyond our sun. The NASA STEM activities presented will investigate how to use Kepler Space Telescope data and Kepler’s 3rd Law to construct graphs and interpret data to determine if a planet beyond our solar system is Earth-like and a candidate to support “life”. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, May 24, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

Towel Day

Other “Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Of course the ISS Expedition 42 crew had to do this for their fun poster. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti reads from Douglas Adams's “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” for Towel Day from the European laboratory Columbus on the International Space Station. The science of a wet towel in space. Friday, May 25, 2018. For more info visit www.towelday.org.

Deadline: Free Educator Workshop -- Understanding Our Earth Through STEM

Earth-Sun-Moon Registration Deadline - May 27th, 2018 https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=298607& The NASA Stennis Space Center Office of Education is providing a 5-hour educator professional development STEM workshop. Understanding Our Earth Through STEM Date: May 31, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT (30-minute lunch) Please plan to arrive at the Stennis Space Center between 8:00 - 8:30am to allow time to stop at gate and pick up your badge. Audience: In-service, pre-service, home school and informal STEM educators of grades 4-8 Location: Stennis Space Center Rouchon House Please bring your lunch and snacks - no food service is available at the SSC Rouchon House This “Earth-based” workshop integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with Earth observations, remote sensing, maps and natural resources as we explore and investigate our planet Earth, with the unique perspective from space. NASA missions, curriculum and online resources will be integrated… Event Type: Registration Deadline. Sunday, May 27, 2018. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

Deadline: Student Spaceflight Experiments Program -- Mission 13 to the International Space Station

Human Spaceflight Deadline: May 30, 2018  http://ssep.ncesse.org/2018/03/new-flight-opportunity-for-school-districts-announcing-student-spaceflight-experiments-program-ssep-mission-13-to-the-international-space-station-starting-september-2018/ The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education announce Mission 13 to the International Space Station, a community engagement initiative in STEM. In each participating community, one proposed student experiment is selected to fly in low-Earth orbit on the space station. For pre-college grades 5-12, each community is expected to engage at least 300 students in real microgravity experiment design and proposal writing. For an undergraduate community, it is expected that at least 30 students will be engaged. Interested communities must inquire about the program no later than May 30, 2018. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Wednesday, May 30, 2018. For more info visit ssep.ncesse.org.

Deadline: NASA Glenn Research Center’s Girls in STEM

Other Online registration is available through Wednesday, May 30, 2018 https://events.grc.nasa.gov/girlsinstem/Default.aspx You are invited to register for the NASA Glenn Research Center’s Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) event taking place on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The NASA Glenn Research Center is a favorite destination for students wanting to tour the amazing research facilities. Girls in STEM is a great onsite event for middle school female students, grades 6 to 8, who participate in summer camps and out-of-school-time organization programs! This daylong event includes educational activities, an engineering design challenge, a panel discussion with female scientists and engineers, and facility tours for our inspiring future leaders to encourage them to want to pursue careers in STEM. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Wednesday, May 30, 2018. NASA Glenn Research Center. For more info visit events.grc.nasa.gov.

Libraries Helping Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA

Other The Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (GSAWN) initiative is again partnering with public libraries to provide NASA-themed activities for girls and their families. Part of the NASA’s Universe of Learning program, GSAWN resources include a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, along with exhibits and poster series. During this webinar, you will hear about the GSAWN project, why girl-serving programming is important and needed, and the range of resources available to your library. There will be time for questions so we can address any concerns and best support your library efforts. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.starnetlibraries.org.

10th Anniversary (2008), STS-124 Launch

Human Spaceflight Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Ron Garan, Mike Fossum and Garrett Reisman, Commander Mark Kelly, Flight Engineer Greg Chamitoff,  Pilot Ken Ham and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Thursday, May 31, 2018. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

NASA Internships and Fellowships -- Fall 2018 Session Deadline

Other NASA is currently accepting applications for fall 2018 internships and fellowships. Students should complete applications as soon as possible to increase the possibility of selection. Offers will be extended throughout the month of June. The fall semester is 16 weeks long; internships and fellowships begin in late August or early September, depending on the location. NASA Internships and Fellowships provide students at all types of institutions access to a portfolio of opportunities offered agencywide. Thursday, May 31, 2018.

New "What's Up" Video Available

Our Sky Get your monthly overview of the night sky, from JPL's Jane Houston Jones. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: For Classrooms. Friday, June 1, 2018. For more info visit www.jpl.nasa.gov.

2018 Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry Kit - Applications due

Other The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is pleased to offer free Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry kits to eligible institutions in the United States.  In collaboration with the American Chemical Society, the NISE Network has assembled a set of engaging, hands-on experiences designed to stimulate interest, sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry among public audiences. National Chemistry Week 2018 will be celebrated October 21-27, 2018 with the theme, "Chemistry is Out of This World" focusing on chemistry of and in outerspace. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Friday, June 1, 2018. For more info visit www.nisenet.org.

ASTC's Universe of Learning Mini-Fund Application Deadline

Astrophysics Applications for a NASA's Universe of Learning mini-fund are now available! ASTC member institutions in good standing are eligible to receive up to $2,500 to create projects or programs for their local audience that can be shared with and adapted by museums across the country. Application must be received via SurveyMonkey by June 4, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. Required elements of successful applications for mini-funds: the described project uses NASA's Universe of Learning Resources to reach audiences via a program, event, exhibit, planetarium show, or other learning experience. (May use other resources as well.) , The project can be documented as a model that is transferable to other organizations , proposing organization has staff that have participated in UoL webinars/Community of Practice. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Monday, June 4, 2018, 9:00 PM.

World Environment Day

Earth-Sun-Moon Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Tuesday, June 5, 2018. For more info visit www.unep.org.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Mars Journey to Mars: BEST Rover & Engineering Design Participants will learn about how Technology drives exploration. Using the Beginning Engineering Science and Technology curriculum, participants will learn how to use the engineering design process to build and test a Rover. Participants will also learn about current research going on at NASA Armstrong. This educational activity aligns to NASA Education API 2.4.2 - Continue to support STEM educators through the delivery of NASA education content and engagement in educator professional development opportunities. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

Launch: Expedition 56

Human Spaceflight Astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency (ESA), and cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will launch to the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Event Type: Mission Event. Mission Event Type: Launch. Wednesday, June 6, 2018. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

For Libraries: A Universe of NASA Resources Webinar

Other Please join us as representatives from NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Space Telescope Science Institute and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific share resources from their organizations that are easy to use and highly relevant for a library audience. These include everything from 3D printable moonscapes, to how to get a NASA expert to your library! Get a head start on Summer Reading 2019 programming with this broad overview of NASA resources, and let us know after the webinar who you’d like to hear more from! Register here. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Mars Imagine Mars - A STEAM based approach to building a Sustainable community on Mars Participants will go through educational materials that will cover building a sustainable community on Mars, considering criteria and constraints in an engineering and design process, and learning Earth science concepts along the way. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

World Oceans Day

Earth-Sun-Moon Part of NASA's mission is to develop an understanding of the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment. Our oceans play a major role in influencing changes in the world's climate and weather. Collecting and analyzing long-term ocean data from satellites is a relatively new field of exploration. The analysis of remotely-sensed ocean data makes it possible to understand the ocean in new and exciting ways. http://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Friday, June 8, 2018. For more info visit www.worldoceansday.org.

15th Anniversary (2003), Mars Exploration Rover A (Spirit) Launch

Mars One of two rovers launched in 2003 to explore Mars and search for signs of past life, Spirit far outlasted her planned 90-day mission. Among her myriad discoveries, Spirit found evidence that Mars was once much wetter than it is today and helped scientists better understand the Martian wind. In May 2009, the rover became embedded in soft soil at a site called "Troy" with only five working wheels to aid in the rescue effort. After months of testing and carefully planned maneuvers, NASA ended efforts to free the rover and eventually ended the mission on May 25, 2011. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Sunday, June 10, 2018.

70th Anniversary (1948), V-2 Blossom Launch (Carried Albert I the Rhesus Monkey)

"When we think about primates in space, we usually think of Ham, the monkey that preceded NASA’s Mercury astronauts on a suborbital Redstone mission. But more than a decade before this notable primate flight there were a series of monkeys named Albert who were also launched to gather data about the effects of spaceflight on men. They flew as part of Project Hermes, a program that saw recovered V-2s launched in the United States, and they are among the often overlooked heroes of the early space age." Full article here. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Monday, June 11, 2018.

Girls Steam Ahead WIth NASA Webinar

Astrophysics This Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (part of NASA's Universe of Learning) webinar will provide a brief overview of the program and its resources, including a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, along with exhibits and poster series. We will then delve deeper in activity-based resources related to exoplanets. In addition to the content, there will be time for questions and comments in order for the NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials. About the Presenters: NASA’s Universe of Learning provides resources and experiences that enable youth, families, and lifelong learners to explore fundamental questions in science, experience how science is done, and discover the universe for themselves. Using its direct connection to the science and the experts behind the science, NASA’s Universe of Learning creates and delivers timely and authentic resources and experiences for youth, families, and lifelong learners. The goal is to… Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit ngcproject.org.

Online Workshop: Safety Tips for Museums

Other Join NISE Network partners to learn more about helpful safety information museum professionals can use in the preparation and implementation of events for the public. This online workshop will begin with a focus on chemistry outreach events for the upcoming National Chemistry Week (October 22-28, 2018). General event safety information applicable to Earth and space events and other public events at museums will follow. Hear from experts, learn about museum safety plans, and ask your own questions about event safety at this workshop. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Mars Journey to Mars: Rocketry  Participants will learn about the Journey to Mars and how rockets impacts our planning.  Participants will also learn about current research going on at NASA and about rocketry activities to be used within the classroom or after school. This educational activity aligns to NASA Education API 2.4.2 - Continue to support STEM educators through the delivery of NASA education content and engagement in educator professional development opportunities. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

Launch: Ionospheric Connection Explorer

Earth-Sun-Moon The Ionospheric Connection Explorer will study the frontier of space: the dynamic zone high in our atmosphere where Earth weather and space weather meet. Here, the tenuous gases are anything but quiet, as a mix of neutral and charged particles swirl in giant winds.ICON will launch from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands aboard an Orbital ATK Pegasus. Check https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/ for latest updates. Event Type: Mission Event. Mission Event Type: Launch. Friday, June 15, 2018. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

55th Anniversary (1963), 1st Woman In Space (Valentina Tereshkova)

Human Spaceflight "Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space. In 1963, she spent almost three days in space and orbited Earth 48 times in her space capsule, Vostok 6. That was her only trip into space. Tereshkova later toured the world to promote Soviet science and became involved in Soviet politics."  Full article here. Video tribute from Astronaut Karen Nyberg. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Saturday, June 16, 2018.

35th Anniversary (1983), Sally Ride Becomes 1st US Woman in Space

Human Spaceflight Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Monday, June 18, 2018. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Mars Journey to Mars: Mars Math Participants will get a survey of NASA mathematics resources related to the Journey to Mars. Discussion will be focused on modification and integration of the activities into existing curriculum. This webinar addresses multiple standards of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Monday, June 18, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Other Robotics and Coding : Force and Motion STEM lessons. Multiple NASA STEM resources will be presented to help educators teach Biomimicry, Force and Motion and Coding. Spheros (a small spherical robot) will be used to demonstrate the engineering and math required to understand flying in formation. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

50th Anniversary (1968), 1st United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Other In June 2018 the international community will gather in Vienna for UNISPACE+50. UNISPACE+50 will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. It will also be an opportunity for the international community to gather and consider the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Thursday, June 21, 2018.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Mars Journey to Mars: Teaching Light and Solar Energy Using Engineering Design A Powered and Pumped up teacher resource will introduce you to new lessons in Light and solar energy. .Using the engineering design process, students will design, build, and improve a stand-alone solar powered pumping system to move water as quickly as possible between two containers. Students will use light-concentrating materials, shapes, and structures to maximize the collection of simulated solar energy. The energy will then be directed toward a solar cell that will power the system to move the water. This resource includes three supporting science Investigations. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

Live from the National Air & Space Museum

Astrophysics The Historical Quest to See to the End of the Universe… Or Its Beginning The most remarkable developments in the last century of astronomy are the enormous expansion in the power of both our observing capabilities and the content of our astronomical theories. But despite these astonishing advances, astronomers still grapple with fundamental questions about the universe: its size, its beginning, and our place within it. In this lecture, Robert Smith, professor of history at the University of Alberta, will examine how astronomers in the past set out to address these questions. He will also place the James Webb Space Telescope into a broad context to better reveal the place of the premier space observatory in the next decade of astronomy. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

25th Anniversary (1993), STS-57 Launch

Human Spaceflight Commander Ronald J. Grabe, Pilot Brian Duffy, Payload Commander G. David Low and Mission Specialists Nancy J. Sherlock, Peter J. Wisoff and Janice E. Voss. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Thursday, June 21, 2018. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

Summer Solstice

Our Sky Start to summer in the Northern Hemisphere, when its half of the world tilts toward the sun. Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Solstice / Equinox. Thursday, June 21, 2018.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Other Using the Rockets Educator Guide to Teach Basic Physics Participants will get an overview of NASA’s Rockets Educator Guide and ways to use the activities to teach basic principles of Force and Motion and Energy. Discussion will be focused on hands-on activities showing basic physics. This webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standards PS2 and PS3. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, June 21, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

Our Sky https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/physic/physic-nationalmall.html Saturday, June 23, 2018; 6 – 11 pm; N of the Washington Monument; 15th Street NW and Constitution Ave. Across from the National Museum of African American History and Culture Rain location: School Without Walls High School 2130 G St. NW See the Sun, Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter at the Largest Astronomy Event on the National Mall In Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 23rd, from 6 to 11 pm, visitors will be a given a free guided tour of the sky at the 9th Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall. This free public stargazing is organized by Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of Astronomy Outreach at Hofstra University.  The Astronomy Festival on the National Mall (AFNM) will feature solar, optical, and radio telescope observations of the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn; hands-on activities, demonstrations, handouts, posters, banners, and videos; a planetarium show with a portable blow-up dome, speakers from scientific and… Saturday, June 23, 2018, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. N of the Washington Monument; 15th Street NW and Constitution Ave. For more info visit www.hofstra.edu.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Other An Orientation to EPDC Digital Badging Participants in this webinar will get an overview of the Digital Badging platform used by NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative to deliver free, asynchronous, online professional development. Discussion will include how to sign up and a survey of current badge offerings. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Monday, June 25, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Mars Journey to Mars: Understanding Radiation Participants will learn about the Journey to Mars and how radiation impacts our planning. Participants will also learn about current research going on at NASA Armstrong. This educational activity aligns to NASA Education API 2.4.2 - Continue to support STEM educators through the delivery of NASA education content and engagement in educator professional development opportunities. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

40th Anniversary (1978), SEASAT 1 Launch

Earth-Sun-Moon Seasat was the first satellite designed for remote sensing of the Earth’s oceans with synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The mission was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of global satellite monitoring of oceanographic phenomena and to help determine the requirements for an operational ocean remote sensing satellite system. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Wednesday, June 27, 2018. For more info visit eospso.nasa.gov.

Saturn At Opposition

Our Sky Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Conjunction/ Opposition. Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Mars Journey to Mars: Integrating Life Sciences As humans journey to Mars, there are many factors to consider for sustained life support during each mission. This webinar will explore NASA STEM life science classroom lessons, online resources and teaching strategies that bring the Journey to Mars alive in the classroom. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Mars Journey to Mars: Designing the Mission Explore the engineering design process as it applies to NASA’s Journey to Mars. NASA STEM engineering design challenges will be showcased that help students understand about the design, launch, journey and landing of a mission to Mars. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, June 28, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

110th anniversary (1908), Tunguska Impact

Comets/Asteroids Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Saturday, June 30, 2018. For more info visit science.nasa.gov.

International Asteroid Day

Comets/Asteroids This NASA Planetary Defense Coordination Office feature, aired on International Asteroid Day 2017, gives a great overview of how NASA finds, tracks, and categorizes objects that could pose an impact threat. Center for Near Earth Object Studies. Event Type: Annual /Historic. Saturday, June 30, 2018.

LGBTSTEM Day

Other Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Thursday, July 5, 2018. For more info visit prideinstem.org.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Other Explore NASA STEM Resources Space Place Climate Kids NASA Wavelength My NASA Data GLOBE Space Math Exploring ICE. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Thursday, July 12, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

Walking on Mars/ von Karman Lecture Series

Mars Virtual and augmented reality promise to transport us to places that we can only imagine. When joined with spacecraft and robots, these technologies will extend humanity's presence to real destinations that are equally fantastic. NASA's Operations Laboratory at JPL is spearheading several ambitious projects applying virtual and augmented reality to the challenges of space exploration. Through partnerships with multiple VR and AR companies, scientists on the Curiosity Mars Rover mission are exploring the Martian terrain, engineers are finding new ways to collaborate on 3D designs, and astronauts on the International Space Station are preparing to perform their work more efficiently than ever before. The lead of these projects at NASA will share their progress so far, the challenges that lie ahead, and their vision for the future of VR and AR in space exploratio. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Thursday, July 12, 2018, 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.jpl.nasa.gov.

Partial Solar Eclipse 3:02 UTC (s Australia)

Our Sky Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Eclipse. Friday, July 13, 2018. For more info visit eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Walking on Mars/ von Karman Lecture Series

Mars Virtual and augmented reality promise to transport us to places that we can only imagine. When joined with spacecraft and robots, these technologies will extend humanity's presence to real destinations that are equally fantastic. NASA's Operations Laboratory at JPL is spearheading several ambitious projects applying virtual and augmented reality to the challenges of space exploration. Through partnerships with multiple VR and AR companies, scientists on the Curiosity Mars Rover mission are exploring the Martian terrain, engineers are finding new ways to collaborate on 3D designs, and astronauts on the International Space Station are preparing to perform their work more efficiently than ever before. The lead of these projects at NASA will share their progress so far, the challenges that lie ahead, and their vision for the future of VR and AR in space exploratio. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Live Event Coverage. Friday, July 13, 2018, 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.jpl.nasa.gov.

Juno Perijove (Close Flyby of Jupiter)

Our Solar System The Juno spacecraft, which successfully entered the orbit of Jupiter on July 4, 2016, will for the first time peer below the dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system. Juno's primary goal is to reveal the story of Jupiter's formation and evolution. Using long-proven technologies on a spinning spacecraft placed in an elliptical polar orbit, Juno will observe Jupiter's gravity and magnetic fields, atmospheric dynamics and composition, and evolution. To ensure that it collects the best possible data – especially in making accurate measurements of the gravitational and magnetic fields – it has to get as close as it can to Jupiter. On each orbit, Juno comes within 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) of the planet’s cloud tops. That might still sound like a great distance, but if Jupiter were the size of a basketball, the equivalent distance would be about 0.8 cm (0.315 inches). Event Type: Mission Event. Mission Event Type: Flyby. Monday, July 16, 2018. For more info visit www.missionjuno.swri.edu.

Solar System Exploration Public Engagement Institute

Our Solar System https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/solarsystem/ Who: Those conducting programs for children and the public, submit an application at the webpage Applications are competitive and spaces are limited. Priority will be for applicants who are newer to NASA STEM resources, applicants who reach underserved audiences, and applicants with wider reach or greater impact on audiences. Where: Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Laurel, MD When: July 23-26, 2018 • Meet planetary scientists and hear about the current solar system exploration • Participate in engaging hands-on space science activities • Tours may include APL, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Smithsonian! • Participation in the institute is free. No travel stipends are available; attendees are responsible for their own travel. Participants will be expected to conduct and report on at least two programs that use resources, information, or activities from the Solar System Exploration Public Engagement… Event Type: Registration Deadline. Monday, July 23, 2018 – Thursday, July 26, 2018. Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, Maryland 20723 United States. For more info visit www.lpi.usra.edu.

NASA Educator Professional Development webinar

Human Spaceflight ISS: A Day in the Life on Board the ISS Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space? Follow astronauts on the International Space Station in a series of videos as they explain their daily routines. Educators can use this series of videos and resources to enhance K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula. Event Type: Online Presentation/Interaction. Online Event Type: Professional Development. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.eiseverywhere.com.

Total Lunar Eclipse 20:22 UTC ( S. America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia)

Our Sky Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Eclipse. Friday, July 27, 2018. For more info visit eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peak

Our Sky Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Meteor Shower. Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Launch: Parker Solar Probe

Earth-Sun-Moon NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star's surface. Launch is slated for summer 2018.  For launch updates: https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/. Event Type: Mission Event. Mission Event Type: Launch. Tuesday, July 31, 2018. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

Mars Close Approach

Our Sky Close approach is when Mars and Earth come nearest to each other in their orbits around the sun. Close is a relative term. The minimum distance from the Earth to Mars is about 54.6 million kilometers. However, that doesn't happen very often. If Earth and Mars had perfectly circular orbits, their minimum distance would always be the same. However, they have elliptical (egg-shaped) paths. In addition, gravitational tugging by planets constantly changes the shape of their orbits a little bit. Giant Jupiter especially influences the orbit of Mars. The orbits of Mars and Earth are also slightly tilted with respect to each other. When Mars and Earth are close to each other, Mars appears very bright in our sky. It also makes it easier to see with telescopes or the naked eye. Event Type: Celestial Event. Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

'CineSpace' Short Film Competition

Other CineSpace, short film competition, is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery.  Winners are announced and screened along with all finalists at the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival which is held in November. Entries due July 31, 2018. Event Type: Registration Deadline. Tuesday, July 31, 2018. For more info visit cinespace.org.

Juno - End of Mission?

Our Solar System Juno will continue to operate within the current budget plan through July 2018, for a total of 12 science orbits. The team can then propose to extend the mission during the next science review cycle. Event Type: Mission Event. Mission Event Type: End of Mission. Mission Highlight. Wednesday, August 1, 2018. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

40th Anniversary (1978), Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launch

Our Solar System Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Wednesday, August 8, 2018. For more info visit heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Partial Solar Eclipse, 9:47 UTC (n Europe, ne Asia)

Our Sky Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Eclipse. Saturday, August 11, 2018. For more info visit eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov.

40th Anniversary (1978), Launch of International Sun-Earth Explorer 3

Earth-Sun-Moon Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Historic Anniversary. Sunday, August 12, 2018. For more info visit nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Perseids Meteor Shower Peak

Our Sky Event Type: Celestial Event. Celestial Event Type: Meteor Shower. Monday, August 13, 2018.

OSIRIS-REx Rendezvous with asteroid Bennu

Comets/Asteroids OSIRIS-REx will travel to a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu and bring a small sample back to Earth for study. The mission launched Sept. 8, 2016, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As planned, the spacecraft will reach Bennu in 2018 and return a sample to Earth in 2023.  Tentative date. Event Type: Mission Event. Mission Event Type: Arrival. Mission Highlight. Friday, August 17, 2018. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.

National Aviation Day

Aeronautics Event Type: Annual /Historic. Annual / Historic: Annual Event. Sunday, August 19, 2018. For more info visit www.nasa.gov.