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Educator stands by a table with multiple trays of brightly colored clay that has been flattened. By each tray is an image of the Moon's surface.

Partner Highlight: North Dakota's Gateway to Science Partners with Local Retirement Community to Engage the Apollo Generation in the NASA Artemis Mission

June 7, 2024
Christina Leavell, Arizona State University
North Dakota's Gateway to Science uses the Explore Science activities with Touchmark Senior Living residents as part of their Mission2Mars grant and work within their community.
Logos for the Allen Institute, Pacific Science Center, and Brain Fest 2024; main graphic is multicolored dots arranged to look like the human brain on an all black background

Partner Highlight: BrainFest: A Cerebral Celebration with Pacific Science Center & the Allen Institute in Seattle, WA

April 26, 2024
Claire Weichselbaum, PhD, Allen Institute
Pacific Science Center celebrated Brain Awareness Week with BrainFest: A Cerebral Celebration on March 16, 2024. Scientists from the Allen Institute and students from the University of Washington hosted activity stations throughout the science center, which included resources from the NISE Network's Changing Brains kit.
Two staff stand at The Bell Museum entrance and reenact the eclipse, one dressed as the Moon jumps in front to of the other dressed as the Sun to block it out.

Partner Highlight: Celebrating the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!

April 24, 2024
Christina Leavell, Arizona State University
Some examples of the amazing events hosted by partners in celebration of the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.
View of the Sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory

What should I do with my used solar eclipse safety viewing glasses?

April 10, 2024
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
Tips for storing and donating solar eclipse safety viewing glasses after the eclipse?
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Montana State University Celebrates World Quantum Day 2024

March 29, 2024
Christina Leavell, Arizona State University
Montana State University's First World Quantum Day celebration is April 14, 2024, and they are celebrating in a big way with educators across Montana.
Bulletin of the AAS Celebrating the Wonder of Science in the Shadow 2024 screenshot

New Publication "Celebrating the Wonder of Science in the Shadow"

March 5, 2024
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
The Bulletin of the of the American Astronomical Society (BAAS) has published a new special issue entitled, "Celebrating the Wonder of Science in the Shadow," intended to document how professional scientists, educational outreach professionals, community scientists, teachers, students, amateur astronomers, artists, park rangers, other professionals, and individuals of all ages provide eclipse-related outreach, science, viewing experiences, demonstrations and observations, community science experiments, and other related experiences.
First Page of the German Translation of Cards for Humanity from Games for the Future

Partner Highlight: Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg in Karlsruhe, Germany Translates the NISE Network's "Games for the Future" Activities

March 5, 2024
Christina Leavell, Arizona State University
A German translation of the NISE Network's "Games for the Future" activities is now available!
Adult Learners Sit Having Discussion While Engaging with the Neuro Futures Card Game

Partner Highlight: Arizona State University Engages Learners with the Neuro Futures Card Game During Emerging Technologies Experience

February 9, 2024
Christina Leavell, Arizona State University
Partner Highlight about ASU staff using the Neuro Futures Card game during January 2024 Annual Winter School Event on Emerging Technologies.
Christina Leavell Solar Eclipse.jpg

To See or Not to See: A Recurring Question About Holding Eclipse Events Off the Path of Totality

February 9, 2024
Christina Leavell, Arizona State University
A personal story to answer the often asked question regarding eclipse events off the path of totality.
Hero image showing the 2017 total solar eclipse

Free public engagement resources to prepare for April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse

February 6, 2024
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be seen in the US from Texas to Maine. States on the path of totality include: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. All of North America will have at least a partial solar eclipse (if skies are clear). The NISE Network has prepared resources to help you plan ahead to engage public audiences in your community: