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STAR Net News - October 17, 2018
STAR Net News - October 17, 2018
October 17, 2018
NASA Downlink Event Update
For all of the STAR Net libraries that are planning on hosting their own live event for the NASA In-flight Education Downlink on Thursday, October 18th, the event's time range has recently changed to: 10:00am - 10:20am MT. Please continue to check our website for updates right up until the morning of the event. Thank you!
New Event Day Resource!
STAR Net is happy to announce that the Story Time from Space website (through their partnerships with CASIS and NASA) has recently posted a new video of NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor reading a book titled, "Luciana: Braving the Deep" which can be shown to your patrons before or after the live downlink event.
STAR Net Partners with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) for the 2019 Summer Learning Program
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and STAR Net are partnering to share science-and technology-related activities and resources to libraries across the nation. As we begin this exciting journey, we are inviting libraries to register their intentions for their 2019 Summer Learning Programs.
Your registration will provide some great initial benefits such as priority access to science materials from NASA and a variety of other sources, automatic entry for a chance to win 1 of 2 FREE Orion StarBlast Telescopes, and library representation on STAR Net‘s “Year of Space” map!
STAR_Net Webinar Series
Bringing "A Universe of Stories"
to Your Library

Date: Tuesday October 23, 2018
Time: 3
pm EDT / 2pm CDT / 1pm MDT / 12pm PDT
Summer 2019 may feel like it’s far away, but the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s (CSLP) “Universe of Stories” learning theme will be here quicker than a photon traversing from the Sun to Earth.

“What space-themed programs will I do?”
“Who will I partner with community organizations?”
“What if I don’t know anything about space?”
“How do I…STEM?”

If you find yourself asking these questions, then this is the webinar for you! Join the STAR Net team and Luke Kralik, Organizational Coordinator for CSLP, to learn more about the 2019 summer learning theme and ways that you can bring it to life in YOUR library. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to celebrate this out-of-this-world theme!
NOTE: Registration for this webinar is currently full/closed. Please join us on Facebook or YouTube for a live broadcast during the event.
For those that are unable to attend our live webinars, we will have a recording posted on our website within a day or two after the live presentation.
Don't Forget!! International Observe the Moon Night is Saturday, October 20th!
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a worldwide, public celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. Tens of thousands of people participate each year, from 98 countries and 49 U.S. states (and counting!). On October 20th, your library is invited to join this world-wide celebration by hosting an InOMN event on one day this year to look at and learn about our Moon together.
Hands-on STEM: Pinwheel Galaxy
Pinwheel Galaxy allows library patrons to hold a little part of a huge spiral galaxy in their hands! They can use the preexisting spiral galaxy template, or they can get creative with crayons, markers, and glitter to create their own. It’s amazing to think about how massive the universe is!
The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country. STAR Net focuses on helping library professionals build their STEM skills by providing “science-technology activities and resources” (STAR) and training to use those resources. Plus, engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of exploration and discovery through new NASA@ My Library and Project BUILD resources! 
STAR Net is built upon a strong network of collaborators and partners, led by the Space Science Institute’s (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL). Partners include the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Afterschool Alliance, Education Development Center, Datum Advisors, Cornerstones of Science, and the Pacific Science Center. Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, NASA Science Mission Directorate, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
STAR Net Blogs

Libraries to Shine During Lights On Afterschool 2018

By Afterschool Alliance Staff
All across America, afterschool programs love their libraries! According to a 2017 study of more than 350 afterschool programs, nearly three-quarters reported that they were working with their local public library in diverse ways.

Seeing Stars

By Jennifer Beach
Indoor astronomy is a great way to light up the night! We recently did that, both figuratively and literally.
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Conferences

Young Adult Services Symposium (YALSA)
Nov. 2-4, 2018
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AGU Fall Meeting
Dec. 10-14, 2018
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Earth Science Week
October 14-20, 2018
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NASA In-flight Education Downlink
October 18, 2018
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International Observe the
Moon Night

October 20, 2018
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Lights On Afterschool
October 25, 2018
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Mars InSight Landing
November 26, 2018
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