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Radiation Belt Storm Probes Webcast from NASA DLN – August 16, 2012

Radiation Belt

Join NASA’s DLN for a live webcast on August 16, 2012

Join NASA’s Digital Learning Network (DLN) for a free live interactive webcast with hosts Joshua Santora and Rachel Power on Aug. 16, 2012, at 1 p.m. EDT!  The topic will be the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, or RBSP, project. Understanding the radiation belt environment and its variability has extremely important practical applications in the areas of spacecraft operations, spacecraft and spacecraft system design, mission planning and astronaut safety. Participants can interact with RBSP Deputy Project Scientist Nicky Fox during this live webcast.  It’s a great opportunity for educators and space enthusiasts to learn more about the radiation belt.

For more information and to take part in the webcast, visit the DLN website at http://dln.nasa.gov.

Free Webinars from NASA’s Aerospace Education Services Project – July and August 2012

NEON

NASA Educators Online Network (NEON) is a part of the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). The network provides professional development opportunities for K-12 educators to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

NASA’s Aerospace Education Services Project will provide additional free webinars in July and August of 2012. All webinars can be accessed online. Educators can join aerospace education specialists during the events to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides for each topic.  These webinars and the interaction with education specialists are designed to make it easy for you to use NASA materials in your classroom.  Try a free professional development opportunity this month!

Putting NEON to Work for You, Part 2 (Grades K-12)
July 31, 2012, 7 – 8 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Anne Weiss explains how to use the NASA Educators Online Network, or NEON’s, most important feature: the interest groups. Participants will role-play several scenarios to find out how NEON’s various tools can be used to find NASA activities that align to state-specific standards.

Toys in Space (Grades 4-9)
Aug. 1, 2012, 11 a.m. -noon EDT
Aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan will share NASA’s Toys in Space videos and activities. In this program, astronauts took toys from around the world with them into space. Students predict, observe and record how the toys behave without the effects of Earth’s gravity, putting Newton’s Laws of Motion to the test. Participants will receive copies of the astronaut videos for use in the classroom.

Physics Resources for Secondary School (Grades 6-12)
Aug. 1, 2012, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Join aerospace education specialist John Weis as he demonstrates simple activities and resources for teaching physics at middle and high school levels. Topics and resources covered will include Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy, light and gravity. Lesson plans and modification strategies will be discussed.

Exploring Our Earth From Above (Grades 4-12)
Aug. 2, 2012, 10 – 11 a.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan will integrate science, technology, engineering, mathematics and geography, or STEM-G, with Earth observations, remote sensing and maps. NASA curriculum products, missions and other resources will be utilized to demonstrate an inquiry-based teaching strategy to better understand Earth and the processes that shape it.

Curiosity: Roving Mars (Grades 2-8)
Aug. 2, 2012, noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Rick Varner will share an overview of the Mars Science Laboratory mission and its rover named Curiosity. Scheduled to land on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, Curiosity is twice as big as rovers Spirit or Opportunity and weighs nearly a ton. The work the mission is designed to accomplish is equally large.

Exploring Our Earth From Above (Grades 4-12)
Aug. 9, 2012, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Steve Culivan will integrate science, technology, engineering, mathematics and geography, or STEM-G, with Earth observations, remote sensing and maps. NASA curriculum products, missions and other resources will be utilized to demonstrate an inquiry-based teaching strategy to better understand Earth and the processes that shape it.

“Flying to Mars… In an Airplane?” (Grades 3-9)
Aug. 16, 2012, 4 – 5 p.m. EDT
Aerospace education specialist Brian Hawkins will present an overview of the Mars Science Laboratory mission with its Curiosity rover and explore the proposed Aerial Regional-Scale Environmental Survey of Mars, or ARES, mission. ARES is also known as the Mars Airplane. Two hands-on activities will be demonstrated during this session.

For more information about these webinars, and to see a full list of webinars taking place through August 2012, visit http://neon.psu.edu/webinars/.

New DLN Event to Celebrate the Soyuz Launch of the Expedition 32 Crew – July 16, 2012

Soyuz launch

Join NASA online to celebrate the Soyuz launch of Expedition 32 on July 16, 2012.

Ready for Launch!

Join NASA’s Digital Learning Network, or DLN, hosts Michael Hare and Damon Talley for a live interactive education event on July 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. EDT to celebrate the Soyuz launch of astronaut Suni Williams and the Expedition 32 crew. Students will learn about the upcoming mission to the International Space Station and meet an astronaut trainer that prepares astronauts and cosmonauts for their missions.

For more information and to watch the webcast online, visit the DLN website at http://dln.nasa.gov.

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth After Successful Mission to ISS

Congratulations SpaceX!

The SpaceX Dragon capsule experienced spashdown off the coast of Baja California. 27′ N 120′ W.  According to NASA, the landing was on target and recovery ships are working on retrieval.

This mission was a demonstration flight by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, as part of its contract with NASA to have private companies launch cargo safely to the International Space Station.

Visit the NASA website for details about the mission:

There will be a press conference with NASA and the SpaceX team on NASA TV at 11 AM PST

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

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Celebrate the Launch of Astronaut Joe Acaba – Live Webcast May 15, 2012

Educator and astronaut Joe Acaba will launch to the International Space Station to join Expedition 31. Students and educators can join NASA’s Digital Learning Network on May 15, 2012, at 12 p.m. EDT to celebrate the launch and to meet an astronaut trainer who helps prepare astronauts for their missions. There will also be a chance to ask questions.

Before joining the webcast, be sure to take a moment and visit Teach Station, NASA Education’s newest website for students and educators about the International Space Station. Visit the website often and watch for opportunities to connect with expedition crew members and other NASA education opportunities. Be sure to check out the page A Teacher in Space and meet Joe Acaba. Read about his experience as an astronaut and his transition from being a classroom teacher to becoming an astronaut in the astronaut corps.

Visit the new website at http://www.nasa.gov/education/teachstation.

View NASA’s Distance Learning Network webcast at http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/index.html.

Mathematical Models: Black Holes Web Seminar – March 29, 2012

Giant Black Hole Rips Apart Unlucky Star In Cosmic Reality Show

Register for the Mathematical Models: Black Holes Web Seminar

As part of a series of electronic professional development experiences for educators, the NASA Explorer Schools and Learning Environments and Research Network, or LE&RN, projects are hosting a 60-minute live professional development Web seminar for educators on March 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. EDT. Misconceptions about black holes will be addressed, as participants learn background information about the structure and behavior of one of the universe’s most mysterious and spectacular bodies. Learn how to derive the equations used in the Black Hole Math problem set for students to better understand the physics of black holes.

For more information and to register online, visit https://digitalmedia.wufoo.com/forms/nes-webinar-registration-mathematical-models/.

To learn more about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.

Webcast for Teachers – Learn About the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON) – March 28, 2012

Join presenter John Weis from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., for an hourlong free webcast on March 28, 2012, at 3 p.m. EDT. This webcast will provide an overview of the NASA Educators Online Network, or NEON, learning community. Learn how this worldwide community of educators, scientists and engineers can provide you with support, training and resources. This session will emphasize the steps to join and how to make the community work for you.

For more information and to view the webcast, visit http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/index.html.

To learn more about NEON, visit http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/nes2/home/NEON.html

Free Exploring Space Lecture – Big Bang for the Buck: Cosmology from WMAP – Webcast March 22, 2012

The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy, or WMAP, Explorer space mission mapped the remnant radiation from the Big Bang across the entire sky. From the patterns observed, scientists have deduced the age, history, contents and geometry of our universe. Professor Charles Bennett will discuss discoveries made and mysteries that remain.

The lecture will take place on March 22, 2012, at 8 p.m. Come early to see a free film and to meet the lecturer.

The lecture will be held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and is free to attend. Tickets are required. The lecture will be webcast live for free viewing online. Lecture video will be archived.

For more information, visit http://www.nasm.si.edu/events/eventDetail.cfm?eventID=3725.

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