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International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration, sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission and partners. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon and its connection to planetary science, and share personal and community connections we all have to the Moon. Join us this year on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

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Created 2017.10.04
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Let the Eclipse Begin!

Monday, August 21, 2017, could quite possibly be your best science demonstration ever. Just walk outside and immerse learners in one of the most extraordinary astronomy lessons possible. The parts will already be aligned, the time is already set…there will be a solar eclipse on glorious display!

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Created 2017.08.10
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Resources for Libraries

June marks the astronomical start of summer in the northern hemisphere with the passage of the summer solstice. It is also the time of the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference – one of the largest gatherings of innovators and thought leaders in the library field. Join NASA scientists and educators at the ALA conference in Chicago, June 22-27, 2017, for some out-of-this-world science storytelling and resources for learners of all ages. But you don't have to attend the ALA conference to learn about NASA science resources for libraries.

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Created 2017.06.22
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Celebrate Our Planet on Earth Day and Beyond!

Celebrate Earth Day and beyond with these NASA activities, events and resources to engage learners of all ages in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

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Created 2017.04.19
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Earth Day 2016

Connect with NASA this Earth Day using the hashtag #24Seven to share your Earth Day celebrations and see the work that NASA does every day for our home planet. Find activities to include in your Earth Day event.

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Created 2016.04.15
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Earth Science Week Blog Reading Strategies Guide

Written by Cassie Soeffing and Liz Burck, IGES

In celebration of Earth Science Week’s theme of Visualizing Earth Systems, NASA scientists, visualizers and others affiliated with NASA Earth science agreed to share their research and expertise in blog posts. Their blogs feature the latest in the creation and scientific utilization of visualizations.

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Created 2015.10.14
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International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to unite and observe and learn about the Moon and its connection to planetary science, and share personal and community connections we all have to the Moon.

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Created 2015.08.18
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International Year of Light Blogs

Throughout 2015, NASA scientists and educators have been writing blog posts about what light means to them and their research. At NASA Wavelength we would like to highlight these blog posts and associated lists of educational resources to bring this international celebration of light into your classrooms and out-of-school programs.

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Created 2015.08.13
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Earth Day Celebrations

This year, the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, found students engaged with NASA science like never before. Students of all ages on field trips made their way to the National Mall and Union Station to participate in hands-on science activities with NASA scientists and educators. The general public, too, enjoyed the opportunity to stop and learn more about our home planet, straight from the experts.

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Created 2015.05.05
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Happy Anniversary, Aura!

On July 15, NASA’s Aura atmospheric chemistry satellite celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since its launch in 2004, Aura has monitored the Earth's atmosphere and provided data on the ozone layer, air quality, and greenhouse gases associated with climate change. Initially scheduled for a five year mission, Aura has gone on to double it’s lifespan, and shows no signs of slowing down!

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Created 2014.08.06
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