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STAR Net News - August 22, 2018
STAR Net News - August 22, 2018
August 22, 2018
International Observe the Moon Night
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.
Your Assistance is Needed!
The STEM Activity Clearinghouse needs reviewers! If you’d like to help us out by prototyping an activity, we can provide a STEM activity enhancement for your library to keep. 
For more information, contact
Note: if you’ve facilitated activities from the Clearinghouse in the past, please take the time to leave a review – it helps other librarians find the right activity!
STAR_Net Webinar Series
Join an International Lunar Celebration!
Date: Thursday September 6, 2018
Time: 4
pm EDT / 3pm CDT / 2pm MDT / 1pm PDT
Join the STAR Net team and Vivian White of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) and NASA’s Night Sky Network (NSN) to learn about how you can make the best of this annual event through hands-on activities, subject matter experts, NASA resources, and more!
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.
Upcoming Conferences
Over the next few months the STAR Net team will be attending and participating in several conference events that include a variety of sessions and booth activities. Be sure to visit the Conferences section on our website for more details.
Connected Science Learning
This month, CSL (Issue 7, Part 2) focuses on Making Experiences That Inspire STEM Learning. Readers will learn how two institutions provide maker experiences for youth with special needs, and how the Dragonfly Detective program shows that students can provide reliable data for scientists for use in their research.
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

Music, Music, Let's Make Some Music!

By Luna
To start off our Summer, which has the theme “Libraries Rock” this year, I decided to have a “make your own music” program.  I enjoy programs where participants learn to create using items they will most likely find around their own homes.

A Whale of an Adventure

By Jennifer Beach
We recently addressed the topic of migration in a program, and it was a lot of fun. First, I asked the kids what it means to “migrate.” They came up with a very similar answer to the definition...
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Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)
Sept. 13-15, 2018
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Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL)
Sept. 13-15, 2018
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Association of Science-Technology Centers (ATSC)
Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2018
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All Conferences

Earth Science Week
October 14-20, 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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