Daily Archives: April 23, 2009

2009 Weightless Flights of Discovery Program for Teachers – Deadline April 30, 2009

The Northrop Grumman Corporation Foundation is accepting teacher applications for the 2009 Weightless Flights of Discovery program, an initiative that places teachers on micro- and zero-gravity flights to test Newton’s Laws of Motion and energize students in the formative middle-school years.

The Foundation has selected four locations for this year’s flights:
• Albuquerque, NM (Sept. 22)
• Detroit, MI (Sept. 24)
• Norwalk, CT (Sept. 29)
• Washington, DC (Oct. 2)

A maximum of 30 teachers in each of the cities will participate. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2009. Middle-school math and science teachers in public schools are welcome to apply for the program at http://www.northropgrumman.com/teachers

New Interactive NASA Website For The Hubble Servicing Mission

During NASA’s STS-125 mission, astronauts will make their final trip to the Hubble telescope. New instrucments will be installed and repairs will be performed on the Hubble to keep it functioning until 2014!

Learn more about the mission at NASA’s interactive Hubble website through the following link: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/hubble_servicing/

The website includes a mission timeline, videos, crew profiles, and many high resolution Hubble images.


Space Math Problems – Free Online Professional Development Opportunity

John Ensworth at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and the NASA Science Mission Directorate invite you to attend an upcoming online professional development workshop.

Topic: Enrichment Problems in Space Science XIII
In the thirteenth bi-monthly installment of these mission- and inquiry-oriented mathematics problems, Dr. Sten Odenwald will supply background for and lead participants through problems from his “Problems in Space Science” series. The goal of these problems is to teach students about space weather by using mathematics. Each problem begins with real world questions, missions and situations, and applies the necessary mathematics for a solution. Participants may ask questions and work along in this fully interactive Webinar environment. http://spacemath.gsfc.nasa.gov

Date: Friday, April 24, 2009

Time: 3:00 p.m., EST (Greenwich Mean Time -05:00, New York)

Participants must first register for this meeting. There is no cost for this event.
Note: Only the first 120 registrants will be accepted. Register ASAP!

If this meeting is full, you will receive an e-mail that reads:”Your registration for this meeting is denied.”
In that case, we ask you to please join us in the next workshop!  If you do miss this event, we will send you the link to a video archive of the workshop so you will still be able to benefit from the exercises.

Please join the meeting 10-15 minutes before start to make sure your computer is prepared to run the Webex software. You may also pre-install the Webex plug-in following the instructions at the bottom of this e-mail.

Where to register for this meeting
1. Go to https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/j.php?ED=116868387&RG=1&UID=1106903267
2. Register for the meeting.

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for joining the meeting.

Closed Captioning is available during the Webinar at:
At the start time of the event, please login to your event by clicking on the link below: http://www.fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=1333501&CustomerID=321

Alternately, you can visit http://www.fedrcc.us/  and input your event confirmation number, 1333501.
For assistance
1. Go to https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/mc
2. Click “Assistance”.
3. Click “Support”.

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