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Because It Flew – Education Activities and Space Shuttle Art Competition – Deadline August 5, 2011

“Because It Flew” is a free educational program that introduces students in grades 4-12 (ages 9-17) to the impact of the Space Shuttle Program on our planet and people. This engaging and informative project commemorates the 30-year history of the shuttle program.

“Because It Flew” consists of two elements: optional educational activities and the NASA Space Shuttle Art Competition.

Four activities engage and introduce students to the history of NASA’s space shuttle missions. Completion of these activities is not a requirement for submitting an entry into the art competition, but they may be used to guide students through the process of creating an entry. The activities can be adapted easily to both formal and informal educational settings. Activities are aligned with national standards and support efforts to integrate science, technology, engineering and math with language arts.

The NASA Space Shuttle Art Competitions invites students to create original artwork that symbolizes the impact of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program on our planet and people. Students must also write a 250-word essay explaining their artistic entries. An expert panel of artists will review submissions. The top six entries in two age brackets (9-13 and 14-17) will receive cash prizes, a private tutoring session with an accomplished USA Today graphic artist and a certificate of accomplishment. Entries in the competition are due Aug. 5, 2011.

“Because It Flew” is a joint education initiative of NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace and USA Today Education.

For more information, visit http://www.usatodayeducate.com/becauseitflew

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NASA Explorer Schools Live Video Chat: Computer Graphics and Animations – June 2, 2011

NASA Explorer Schools invites students in grades 6-9 from across the U.S. and Department of Defense schools to participate in a live video chat with Zareh Gorjian. Gorjian is currently the lead animator and software engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Join NES on June 2, 2011, at noon EDT for this very special video chat to ask questions about NASA’s computer-generated animations and graphics.

Go to the chat page on the NASA Explorer Schools Virtual Campus website to participate in the webchat. You do not need to be a participant of the NASA Explorer Schools project to join the chat. To learn more about NES, please visit the http://explorerschools.nasa.gov website and click on the What Is NES? video or the About NES link.

For more information about this NES live video chat, visit http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/nes2/home/Gorjian-chat.html
If you have any questions about the webcast, please contact John Entwistle at John.D.Entwistle@nasa.gov.

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NASA 50 Years of Art Exhibit

For almost 50 years, artists participating in the NASA art program have been documenting the extraordinary adventure of spaceflight in ways no camera could match. They have enjoyed access to some epic moments and offered their unique perspectives on what they have witnessed.

The NASA art collection, shared now by the space agency and the National Air and Space Museum, stands as a reminder of pioneering years of the early Space Age and an inspiration for those who will continue our long journey into the universe. The exhibition includes approximately 70 paintings, drawings, photographs and pieces of sculpture by such artists as Annie Leibovitz, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and Jamie Wyeth.

The exhibit opened to the public on May 28, 2011.
For more information, visit http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal211/NASA_art.cfm

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2010-2011 NASA Future of Flight Art Contest – Deadline April 15, 2011

NASA’s Future of Flight Art Contest invites students to imagine what spaceships, rockets or aircraft will look like 100 years from now. High school and college students from all areas of study are encouraged to enter. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with science and engineering students. Any full-time student can enter, regardless of major or area of study. Team entries are accepted, but team size is limited to eight students.

Entries will be accepted in the following categories: two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art, digital (including music and video) and literature (poetry and short stories). Entries will be evaluated on creativity and artistic qualities. Prizes include awards and exhibit opportunities. Entries are due April 15, 2011.

For more information about the NASA Future of Flight Art Contest, visit http://artcontest.larc.nasa.gov/

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Deadline Extended: International Youth Art Competition

In April 2011, experts from around the world will gather in Houston for the International Academy of Astronautics Humans in Space Symposium. As part of this event, students ages 10-17 are invited to express their ideas about the future of human space exploration through visual, literary, musical or digital art.

Artwork submissions will be judged on creativity, skill, and demonstration of meaning relevant to expressing “What is the future of human space exploration, and why is it important?” Bonus points will be awarded for artwork that does not break obvious scientific principles.

Winning art will be displayed at the Symposium and in an online gallery. Submissions must be received by Dec. 3, 2010.

For additional information and a complete list of guidelines, visit http://www.humansinspaceart.org

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Earth Science Week 2010 Visual Arts Contest – Open to Students in Grades K-5

The American Geological Institute is sponsoring a visual arts contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2010. Artwork should focus on the topic “Energy on Earth.” The contest is open to students in grades K-5 who are residents of the United States. Participants should submit an original two-dimensional visual arts project that shows energy’s place in the way our planet works. Entries must be submitted by mail. The deadline for submitting entries is Oct. 15, 2010.

http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/visualarts/index.html

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Earth Science Week 2010 Photography Contest — Open to All Ages

The American Geological Institute is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2010. Photographs should focus on the topic “We Depend on Energy.” The contest is open to any resident of the United States. Participants should submit a picture that best represents the ways their community uses energy. Entries may be submitted electronically or by mail. Only one entry will be accepted per person. The deadline for submitting photos is Oct. 15, 2010.

http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/photography/index.html

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International Youth Art Competition – Deadline October 31, 2010

In April 2011, experts from around the world will gather in Houston for the International Academy of Astronautics Humans in Space Symposium. As part of this event, students ages 10-17 are invited to express their ideas about the future of human space exploration through visual, literary, musical or digital art.

Artwork submissions will be judged on creativity, skill, and demonstration of meaning relevant to expressing “What is the future of human space exploration, and why is it important?” Bonus points will be awarded for artwork that does not break obvious scientific principles. Winning art will be displayed at the Symposium and in an online gallery. Submissions must be received by Oct. 31, 2010.

For additional information and a complete list of guidelines, visit http://www.humansinspaceart.org
Inquiries about this opportunity should be directed to info@dsls.usra.edu. Please include “HIS Youth Art Competition” in the subject line.

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