Thursday, September 8, 2016

International Observe The Moon Night
Saturday, October 8, 2016

InOMN is an annual worldwide celebration of lunar and planetary science. Tens of thousands of people participate each year, from 98 countries and 49 U.S. states (and counting!).  You and your library are invited to join this world-wide celebration by hosting an InOMN event on one day each year to look at and learn about our Moon together.
STAR_Net Webinar Series

New STAR_Net Resources for your Library

Date: Wednesday, September 21 
Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Join Anne Holland (Community Engagement Manager at the Space Science Institute) for the “Grand Opening” of the new STAR Library Education Network website. You’ll receive a tour of the new features and resources as well as have an opportunity to suggest new features and content. You’ll also receive information on how to register your library for the 2017 Solar Eclipse, and get some free swag! We will keep this webinar to 30 minutes. Please join us! 
To register, please click here. Password is “star”.

GLOBE Observer: Locally-Based Global Citizen Science

Date:  Thursday, September 15
Time: 1:00pm Pacific 4:00 Eastern

With the new GLOBE Observer app, everyone around the world can contribute meaningfully to NASA Earth Science missions. The inaugural “GLOBE Clouds” content allows users to collect data that helps scientists interpret satellite observations of clouds—a critical observation for understanding climate and climate change. GLOBE Clouds is also a great opportunity for institutions to engage visitors and build citizen science communities.Learn how to get your institution and community involved! Project Coordinator Holli Riebeek Kohl will provide the NASA science background, introduce hands-on activities, and answer questions about the app and GLOBE Observer.

Call-in: 1-888-323-4924
Passcode: 8165555
Leader: Amelia Chapman

The NASA Museum Alliance is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) community of practice. We provide libraries, museums and other informal education institutions with professional development and special access to NASA staff and materials, free of charge. For free, full access to the website, invitations to professional development telecons, the latest mission updates and more, join NASA’s Museum Alliance at

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Ready for the Celestial Event of the Century?

In just over a year from now, on August 21, 2017, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in decades. In fact, the last total solar eclipse for the United States was nearly 40 years ago, and the next total eclipse that will be visible in the continental United States will be in 2024. The STAR_Net team wants to work with your library and thousands of others to participate in this national event. So jump on the eclipse train!

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In our next issue we'll go into more detail on these events coming up:
  • ARSL Conference
  • CAL Conferenece
2017 Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017
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Upcoming Events

2016 ASTC Conference

Sept 24-27, 2016

World Space Week

October 4-10, 2016

Earth Science Week

October 9-16, 2016

2016 CAL Conference

October 20-22, 2016

2016 MPMA Conference

October 23-27, 2016

2016 ARSL Conference

October 27-29, 2016
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The STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and other funders. STAR stands for Science-Technology Activities and Resources. This ground-breaking program includes a traveling STEM exhibition program, the development of STEM activities for public libraries, a comprehensive training program that includes in-person workshops and webinars, the development of the STAR_Net Online Community, and a research and evaluation program. STAR_Net is led by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning. Partners include the American Library Association, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance along with many other organizations.
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