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August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017
2017 Total Solar Eclipse Who? What? Where? When? and How? ​ Who Can See It Lots of people! Everyone in the contiguous United States, in fact, everyone in North America plus parts of South America, Africa, and Europe will see at least a partial solar eclipse, while the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 12 states. What is It? This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to an hour and a half, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location. For this eclipse the longest period when the...
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The 2017 solar eclipse presents many opportunities for amateur astronomers and lifelong learners to get in on the fun of doing science. This includes research projects about the sun, the moon, other sun-planet-moon systems, and even eclipses in other stellar...
Barbie Buckner, Educator Professional Development Specialist
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Office of Education at the AERO Institute in Palmdale, California, has presented multiple solar eclipse workshops to regional educators to provide the resources needed to teach students about the first solar eclipse to be visible across all of North America in nearly 40 years.
Kayla Berry
Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter for the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network and community.
Christina Leavell
Here at the Science Museum of Minnesota, we just can’t stop talking about how successful our relationship has been with the Solar System Ambassadors program! If you haven’t heard of this program, it’s a public engagement program that works with...
By: Meagan Downey, Robinson Nature Center
Robinson Nature Center is a nature education facility in Columbia, MD whose mission is to facilitate the enjoyment and understanding of nature. Robinson includes a planetarium, dubbed the “NatureSphere” through which center staff interpret earth and space science concepts. Robinson was honored to receive a 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit to help patrons of the center discover phenomena studied by NASA in a whole new way.
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The NISE Network has created a variety of resources about butterflies that are great for integrating into programs or exhibits about butterflies. These activities and resources focus on light, color, iridescence, pigmentation versus structural color, and technology inspired by nature....
By: Latongia Pepper, Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center welcomed over 2,200 visitors of all ages to Journey to Other Worlds for Space Day on March 11th. The Science Center partnered with organizations from across the Upstate to bring in interactive exhibits, stage shows, presentations, and hands-on activities to inspire, awe, and motivate visitors to LOOK UP and CATCH THE VISION of aviators and astronomers from the past, present, and future.
Catherine McCarthy, Science Museum of Minnesota
The NISE Network has created a set of materials to help with marketing and promotion of your Explore Science: Earth & Space event. We have designed materials to be customizable so you can adapt them to fit your needs: Planning...

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July 19, 2017
July 23, 2017
The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) seeks proposals for session presentations and workshops for the 2017 conference in Columbus, OH July 18-22. VSA seeks to foster a sense of community among its members, who gather once a year to pose intriguing questions, explore diverse opinions, debate controversial issues, challenge assumptions and share their successes and their struggles—in essence, to learn from one another. This year's theme, New Pathways in Visitor Studies, we invite conference attendees to look both within and beyond our field for new ways to think about learning, as well as promis...