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Great American Eclipse

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"A total solar eclipse is coming to America on August 21, 2017. Find maps, videos, how to view, best places to go, eclipse glasses, and more."

 

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Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place via ERIC BERGER

Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place via ERIC BERGER | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
ERIC BERGER

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A Huge Library of NASA Space Photos to Use with Students via @medkh9

A Huge Library of NASA Space Photos to Use with Students via @medkh9 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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The Best Space Photographs of 2016

The Best Space Photographs of 2016 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
TIME looks back on this year's most striking space photos

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The history of space exploration mapped

The history of space exploration mapped | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Humans have dreamed about spaceflights forever but only in the second half of the 20th century were developed rockets that were powerful enough to overcome the force of gravity to reach orbital velocities that could open space to human exploration. The awesome poster called Chart of Cosmic Exploration documents every major space mission starting from the Luna 2 in 1959 to the DSCOVR in 2015. The map traces the trajectories of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor which ever left the Earth’s orbit and successfully completed its mission."

 

Tags: space, remote sensing, scale. 


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The Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"In the Northern Hemisphere, the fall equinox marks the first day of fall (autumn) in what we call astronomical seasons. There's also another, more common definition of when the seasons start, namely meteorological definitions, which are based on average temperatures rather that astronomical events.  Equinoxes are opposite on either side of the equator, so the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the spring (vernal) equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa."

 

Tags: Sun, seasonal, space.


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ROCAFORT's curator insight, September 23, 2016 2:46 AM
The Autumnal Equinox
Sally Egan's curator insight, October 6, 2016 9:40 PM
Simple explanation of the Equinox.
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NOAA's GFS model visualized on NOAA’s Science on a Sphere

NOAA's powerful Global Forecast System model was upgraded on May 11, 2016, providing forecasters with a more accurate 4-D picture of how a weather system will evolve. The upgrade is the latest of a number of model improvements rolling out this spring and summer, thanks to increased supercomputing power NOAA acquired earlier this year.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 12, 2016 1:28 PM

There's some good science with practical applications underneath this very artistic rendering of the planet's atmosphere...it is more fluvial than we give it credit for if we only think of air as empty space.  This video also reminds me of the words of one pilot and his perspective on both the atmosphere and Earth from above: "Geographically speaking, the sky is like a whole other planet encasing our own."

 

Tags: atmosphere, space, video, physical, fluvial.

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Year in Space - Teacher Hangout

Get the inside story of life and research on the International Space Station in this live, interactive hangout especially for educators! Leave with free resources from PBS LearningMedia and NASA and the instructional strategies—and inspiration—to bring the science, stories, and standards behind A Year in Space into your classrooms.

This is a FREE event, we only ask that you register below so we know how to focus our presentation to meet the needs of our teacher audience. Upon registration, we will send you the link and information on how to join, and participate in, this interactive educator event.

Presenters include:
-Dr. Camille Alleyne, Assistant Program Scientist for the International Space Station (ISS)
-Becky Kamas, STEM on Station Activity Manager
-Brandon Hargis, Education Specialist, NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative
-Rachel Connolly, Director of STEM Education, WGBH and PBS LearningMedia

Be sure to tune in to PBS's A Year in Space, premiering on Wednesday, March 2 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST, right after our live hangout! Visit http://www.pbs.org/a-year-in-space/home/ for more

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NASA Made This Amazing New 'Earthrise' Photo Over the Moon's Horizon

NASA Made This Amazing New 'Earthrise' Photo Over the Moon's Horizon | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
NASA just released an amazing new high-resolution photo of the Earth "rising" above the horizon of the Moon. It was captured by the camera onboard the Luna

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These Are the Most Iconic Photos in Space Travel History

These Are the Most Iconic Photos in Space Travel History | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
From the first photo of the dark side of the moon to the latest images of Pluto

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Summer Learning - 10 Documentaries About the Universe

Summer Learning -  10 Documentaries About the Universe | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Universe is fascinating. Billions of stars, millions of planets, and the vastness of space attract our attention and make us want to contribute to science. Documentaries about the Universe help to show the greatness of the galaxies and the awe-inspiring cosmos that scientists are still trying to explain. Some docs focus on incredible graphics and stunning visuals. Others focus…

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Geographic Influences of Skating

"Dogtown and Z-Boys: A documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 9, 2014 1:53 PM

Popular culture is shaped by taste-makers, counter-cultural movements, and the blending of cultural practices in new ways creating a distinct aesthetic. Often, the physical geography of a region plays a crucial role in shaping the cultural practices particular to their environment. All of that can be seen quite vividly in the colorful skating revolution of the 1970s that took shape in the Southern California. Kids who grew up idolizing surfers branched out their recreational habits into the modern form of skating that we see today at the X Games. Made legendary through a series of Skateboarder magazine articles, these kids shaped the cultural ethos of skateboarding for over a generation. With the coastal influence of surfing, the socioeconomics of a seaside slum, it’s abandoned piers, the ubiquity of cement and asphalt in the urban landscape, the run-down neighborhood of “Dogtown” was home to cultural movement. The fierce droughts of the 1970 meant abandoned swimming pools; that drought led surfers to the technological infrastructure for modern skating ramps and half pipes as they skated in emptied swimming pools. As stated in those Skaterboarder articles, “two hundred years of American technology has unwittingly created a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. But it was the minds of 11 year olds that could see that potential.” The documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” (trailer) and the fictionalized “Lords of Dogtown,” (trailer) both produced by skater turned filmmaker Stacy Peralta, chronicle the age (“Lords of Dogtown” is not appropriate for the K-12 classroom viewing).


Tags: place, spacesport, California, landscapevideo, popular culture, music.

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8 Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy and Outer Space

8 Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy and Outer Space | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Thousands of tiny satellites are about to go into space and possibly ruin it forever

Thousands of tiny satellites are about to go into space and possibly ruin it forever | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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NASA's new searchable library lets you get your space fix big time

NASA's new searchable library lets you get your space fix big time | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Calling all wannabe astronauts: You can now explore outer space with NASA from the comfort of your own desk chair.

NASA has launched a new library of audio, video, and images of space exploration -- a database with more than 140,000 files from over 60 collections.


The best part? A search engine that lets you flit from celestial wonders to astronaut selfies.


Worried 140,000 isn't enough? It'll will keep getting better.
"It's a living website," NASA said. "New and archival images, video and audio files continually will be added."

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?&tag=Space

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Space

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 30, 12:39 PM
Calling all wannabe astronauts: You can now explore outer space with NASA from the comfort of your own desk chair.

NASA has launched a new library of audio, video, and images of space exploration -- a database with more than 140,000 files from over 60 collections.


The best part? A search engine that lets you flit from celestial wonders to astronaut selfies.


Worried 140,000 isn't enough? It'll will keep getting better.
"It's a living website," NASA said. "New and archival images, video and audio files continually will be added."

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?&tag=Space

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Space

 

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NASA's new searchable library lets you get your space fix big time
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A Huge Library of NASA Space Photos to Use with Students 

A Huge Library of NASA Space Photos to Use with Students  | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Explore space with stunning visual stories with this app

Explore space with stunning visual stories with this app | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
BY MERIS STANSBURY

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Cruise the moon’s surface with the LROC via LAURA MALLONEE

Cruise the moon’s surface with the LROC via LAURA MALLONEE | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
AUTHOR: LAURA MALLONEE. LAURA MALLONEE

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The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
10 of the over 130 spectacular images deemed worthy enough to be placed on the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

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Space Photos of the Week: Spider Nebula via Wired  

Space Photos of the Week: Spider Nebula via Wired   | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Space photos of the week, April 10–16, 2016.

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Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA says #Mars #TheMartian

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA says #Mars #TheMartian | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers.


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John Edwards's curator insight, February 24, 2016 3:38 AM

Certainly exciting being able (in theory) to properly investigate future habitats for mankind.

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VIDEO: Could Astronomy From Moon Replace Mauna Kea Telescopes?

VIDEO: Could Astronomy From Moon Replace Mauna Kea Telescopes? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
WAIMEA: The idea that the moon could serve as a viable location to site and operate an observatory was discussed at the Galaxy Forum Hawaii 2015 in Waimea.
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jerry100's curator insight, March 10, 2016 8:38 AM

Actually, this makes a lot of sense. Communications technology and digital processing have reached the level where this kind of project is feasible.  The major cost would be for the launch vehicle and standby instruments in case of launch failure.  A good site would be Malapert Mountain at the South Pole of the Moon.  Another idea would be to place a telescope in an Earth orbit similar to what is being done for the International Space Station.  Both of these plans would remove telescopes from areas of "cultural or religious sensitivity."  Aloha, Russ.

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5 Sites That Will Change How You See The World

5 Sites That Will Change How You See The World | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Think you know what the world looks like? Think again. Today's Cool Websites and Apps has five sites that give you a new perspective on the world we live in. The Internet makes it possible to learn all kinds of things about the world, be it from connecting with people across the planet or just…

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