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STAR Net News - December 14, 2022
STAR Net News - December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022

Discover Exoplanets Announcement

The Space Science Institute is pleased to announce a free NASA exhibit for public libraries. The next tour of ‘Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds’ will launch in June 2023, traveling to 9 libraries across the country. All public and tribal libraries are welcome to apply. The application will open on December 5th, 2022 and will close January 5th, 2023.

The exhibit, kits, and activities will focus on the discovery of exoplanets. What is an exoplanet? How do NASA scientists find planets around distant stars? What are these planets like, and is life possible on them?

Exhibit themes include exoplanet research, information around our own solar system, and how tools like the new James Webb Space Telescope expand what we know about exoplanets.

A pre-application webinar will be held on December 20th at 2pm Mountain time. 
To register for the webinar, download the FAQ and Rubric, and to Apply
Click here

Fly with Artemis I using NASA’s Eyes 

Congratulations to the Artemis I team on a successful rentry and landing in the Pacific Ocean! You can take your audiences along the journey Artemis I took by using NASA’s Eyes to show exactly where the mission was.
Eyes on the Solar System lets you explore the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them from 1950 to 2050. Ride with the Curiosity Rover as it lands on Mars or fly by Pluto with the New Horizons spacecraft all from the comfort of your home computer.
Experience Earth and our solar system, the universe and the spacecraft exploring them, with immersive apps for Mac, PC and mobile devices.
Explore with NASA's Eyes

 Christmas Bird Count

Known as the first and oldest Citizen Science project, at over 120 years, Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count is also one of the largest, with 70,000+ person-days of efforts and more than 64 million birds counted each year. Get your library involved by registering with a Christmas Bird Count Circle that’s nearest to you and contribute to the science of bird conservation! Events occur between December 14, 2022 and January 5, 2023.
Take Part in the Christmas Bird Count
“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.
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).
Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NASA Office of STEM Engagement, and the NASA Science Mission Directorate.
STAR Net Blogs
Make Your Own Image of the Pillars of Creation with NASA’s Astrophoto Challenge.
by Stephanie Vierow-Fields (SSI)
Join NASA’s Universe of Learning for an exciting opportunity to use real astronomical data and tools to create your own images of the iconic Pillars of Creation and the broader Eagle Nebula in which they reside. The NASA’s Astrophoto Challenge provides learners of all familiarity levels authentic experiences using real astrophysics data, including those from NASA space-based missions. 
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Learn all about Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries at our virtual trainings!
by Dillon Connelly (SSI)
STAR Net’s SEAL project is creating hands-on activity guides, science resources, and giving away free solar viewing glasses for the annular solar eclipse in 2023 and the total solar eclipse in 2024. We’ll review the SEAL project, go over the contents of the circulating solar viewing kits, demonstrate a hands-on activity, and more!
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(Resource List) Citizen Science in the Library: Turn Your Curiosity into Impact 
by Claire Ratcliffe Adams (SSI)
Citizen science connects communities to real scientific data through engaging projects that help make the world a better place. Join STAR Net and SciStarter to learn how your library can be a hub for citizen science and how to connect your patrons to real (and fun!) ways to help scientists. View this Webinar recording and resources in this blog. 
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STAR Net's Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries Initiative!
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