STAR Net News - September 8th, 2021
STAR Net News - September 8th, 2021
September 8, 2021

SAVE the DATE for a Live OpenSpace Event with the American Museum of Natural History!

NASA@ My Library and the American Museum of Natural History are set to bring a livestream about the Webb Space Telescope to your library. What sets the Webb Space Telescope apart from other space telescopes and how will the mission extend our understanding of the Universe? Join presenters from the American Museum of Natural History on either evening for a live, virtual trip more than a million miles from Earth, to Webb’s future home in space.

Both events will be similar, so no need to attend both! Save one or both of these dates:

October 13, 2021 at 6 pm ET (3 pm PT)
October 14, 2021 at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT)

There's Still Time to Register: "Moon, Mars and Beyond" Exhibit Pre-Application Webinar

The Space Science Institute is pleased to announce a new exhibit opportunity for public libraries. 'Moon, Mars and Beyond' will launch in March 2022, traveling to 8 libraries across the country. All public and tribal libraries are welcome to apply. Please register for a pre-application webinar to learn more about this opportunity, ask questions, and meet the project team. The application will open on September 15th, and be due November 15th.

Free Educator Professional Development Webinars from NASA's EPDC Program
NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) is a national educator professional development and STEM engagement organization designed to partner with NASA in service to STEM educators and their students across the country. Their mission is to guide and support a broader group of educators to utilize the best of NASA’s professional learning resources integrated with culturally relevant STEM pedagogies to serve diverse student audiences by inspiring and motivating them to pursue STEM fields of study, careers, and opportunities with NASA.
Check out the complete list of free webinars and register below

Upcoming Webinars:
Sept 8th:  7:30 PM ET - Explorer Moon to Mars: Lunar Habitats, Lunar Rovers and More!
Sept 13th: 6:00 PM ET - LRO & International Observe the Moon Night
Sept 15th:  6:00 PM ET - Explore Moon to Mars: Sculpting Lunar Geology
Sept 30th:  6:00 PM ET - Lunar Phases
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). Partners include the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, Collaborative Summer Library Program, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Education Development Center, Twin Cities PBS (TPT), Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI), University of Colorado. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, and the NASA Science Mission Directorate.
STAR Net Blogs

Look Up! Featured Activity – The Expanded Universe: Playing with Time

by Beatrice Chavez
Celebrate the upcoming launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope using a new Toolkit of five interactive activities. This month’s featured activity is The Expanded Universe: Playing with Time.  
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What Is An Analog Astronaut?

by Christopher Mick
Have you heard of the term “analog astronaut” before?  It’s a special term for someone simulating a deep space mission here on Earth.
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ViewSpace: Discover the Universe

byCarolyn Slivinski, Space Telescope Science Institute
“YOU ARE WATCHING VIEWSPACE”—these words are the welcome message that lets you know you have been provided a window to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe.
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