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Imagine Nation Bristol Connecticut with a young child and facilitator using star formation activity

Partner Highlight: Junior Ranger Night Explorers at Imagine Nation in Bristol, Connecticut

April 29, 2022
Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center in Bristol, CT, and a division of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol, celebrated space science last fall with a Junior Ranger Night Explorer outdoor event. Visitors viewed the Moon and stars using a real telescope, learned how stars form with the Star Formation activity, created a lunar mission with Moon Story Blocks, experimented with Hide and Seek Moon, and crafted a glowing stomp rocket.
Shajeeha Mumtaz explains the electromagnetic spectrum

Partner Highlight: California Science Center Shines a Light on Light!

April 5, 2022
Elaine Krebs, California Science Center
The California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA has a mission to inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, even virtually! In preparation for the James Webb Space Telescope Launch, two Education Staff, Elaine and Evelyn, set out to do just that by creating a bilingual set of videos and activity sheets. The videos feature some of the satellites on display, and introduce viewers to light waves and how the James Webb Space Telescope will utilize different wavelengths of light. They even include a fun activity inspired by one from the NISE Network’s Explore Science: Earth and Space activities.
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Partner Highlight: Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas Honors African American Pioneers of Earth and Space Science for Black History Month

April 4, 2022
Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota
Partner highlight about the work of Exploration Place Honors African American Pioneers of Earth and Space Science for Black History Month.
NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei at Science Museum of Minnesota 2019 Moon Landing anniversary event with giant dinoaur T-Rex puppet

NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei breaks U.S. record for longest time in space

April 4, 2022
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
In March 2022 NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei became the U.S. astronaut with the single longest spaceflight in history - more than 340 days! The previous record of 340 had been set in 2013 by astronaut Scott Kelly.
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Partner Highlight: Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC works with local residents to monitor their air quality

February 28, 2022
Max Cawley, Museum of Life and Science
In Durham, particulate matter pollution from highways, industry, and wildfires pose a disproportionate local health hazard to residents. The Museum of Life and Science is committed to helping residents find solutions, beginning with a better understanding of the scope and scale of the problem.
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Partner Highlight: Lewisburg Children's Museum in Pennsylvania Celebrates the James Webb Space Telescope Launch with NASA Astronaut

February 24, 2022
Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY
Lewisburg Children's Museum in Pennsylvania Lewisburg Children's Museum celebrates the James Webb Space Telescope Launch with NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel.
miSci Schenectady NY visitor playing the Moon Adventure Game

Partner Highlight: Celebrating Birthdays at miSci in Schenectady, NY with the Moon Adventure Game!

January 28, 2022
Krysia Kornecki, Schenectady Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) and Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
At the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in Schenectady, New York, space-themed birthday parties have been a hit. The space themed birthday program includes free time to explore the museum, a thirty-minute activity, party room time, and a customized live sky show in the Suits-Bueche planetarium of the birthday person’s night sky on the day they were born.
Marbles Kids Museum Webb Space Telescope Event visitors using Orbiting Objects activity

Partner Highlight: Visitors at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC learn about the James Webb Space Telescope

January 27, 2022
Hardin Engelhardt, Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC
Marbles Kids Museum held an out of this world space weekend event filled with activities exploring our universe and the James Webb Space Telescope that recently launched on December 25th, 2021.
Kauai Community Science Center  Waimea Hawaii Webb Space Telescope event Take home kits

Partner Highlight: Webb Space Telescope Community Events Across the US

January 11, 2022
Alyssa Johnson & Ali Jackson, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY
James Webb Space Telescope community events have been in full swing across the country this fall! Here are highlights from just a few of the Webb Community Events that have been taking place nationwide the past few months.
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NISE Network Year in Review 2021

January 11, 2022
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
National Informal STEM Education Network 2021 Year in review summary, and what is coming up in future years.

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