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2021 Summer Astrophotos Challenges teaser

Participate in the 2021 Summer NASA's Astrophoto Challenges

July 7, 2021
Dean Frias, Arizona State University
What's going on with the Galaxy #M87? How does its supermassive black hole impact the entire galaxy? Encourage your learners to explore more about M87, the target for this season of NASA's #AstrophotoChallenges
Guests at RMSC viewing the 2021 Partial Eclipse

Partner Highlight: Partners Celebrate the June 2021 Annular Solar Eclipse

June 17, 2021
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
On June 10th, NISE Net partners gathered in parks and on rooftops, virtually and in-person to look to the skies and celebrate the June 2021 annular solar eclipse.
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Partner Highlight: NASA Downlink Program Connects Curiosity of Texas Students with Experience of Astronauts in Orbit in Brownsville, Texas

June 1, 2021
James Walker, Content Creator, Children’s Museum of Brownsville, Brownsville, TX
Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station, in collaboration with the Children’s Museum of Brownsville in Brownsville, TX and the South Texas Astronomical Society answer questions from Brownsville high school seniors via a NASA downlink program.
Moon Game at Bootheel Youth Museum-Challenge 5

Partner Highlight: To the Moon and Back – The Moon Adventure Game at Bootheel Youth Museum, Malden, Missouri

May 27, 2021
Christina Leavell, Science Museum of Minnesota
Bootheel Youth Museum uses the Moon Adventure Game along with its many other space science programs and exhibits
Photo of an Gaithersburg Museum educator accepting a going green award

Partner Highlight: From green cocktails to community sustainability in Gaithersburg, MD

May 27, 2021
Karen Lottes, Gaithersburg Community Museum
Featured in the June 2021 newsletter, the Gaithersburg Community Museum details how they have been able to successfully engage their community over conversations on sustainability through creative programming.
Arizona Science Center logo Never stop wondering never stop imagining

Partner Highlight: Arizona Science Center reopens and connects guests to space science with the Moon Adventure Game

April 28, 2021
Alyson Smith, Vice President of Engagement, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ
The Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, AZ, reimagined their visitor experience to allow guests to explore and learn more about space sciences, including developing COVID-friendly ways to experience the Moon Adventure Game.
young learners using a component of the Moon Adventure Game

Partner Highlight: The Environmental Learning Center Connects Students to the Moon and the Lagoon in Vero Beach, FL

April 28, 2021
Amy Shea, Environmental Learning Center, Vero Beach, FL
The Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach, FL, launched its fully outdoor homeschool program which features various Earth and Space-inspired activities from the NISE Network toolkit.
Alliance video clip from Arecibo

Partner Highlight: Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition and the Creation of Educational Alliances in Puerto Rico

April 27, 2021
Dr. Abniel Machín, Arecibo Observatory, Angel Ramos Foundation Science and Visitor Center, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Exciting partnerships with the Arecibo Observatory including the recent installation of exhibits at Centro Criollo y Tecnológico del Caribe (C3Tec) located in Caguas, PR.
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Partner Highlight: Museums across the country celebrate Earth Day

April 8, 2021
Catherine McCarthy, Arizona State University
Museums across the country celebrated Earth Day 2021 virtually and in person.
logo for the US Virgin Islands Children's Museum

Partner Highlight: The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum Help Children Explore, Play and Discover at Home

April 8, 2021
Amber McCammon - Virgin Islands Children’s Museum, St. Thomas, VI
The Virgin Islands Children's Museum helps children explore and discover during the COVID-19 pandemic