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Best of “Earth as Art” Contest from Landsat – Voting Deadline July 6, 2012

Malaspina Glacier

The tongue of the Malaspina Glacier, the largest glacier in Alaska, fills most of this image. The Malaspina lies west of Yakutat Bay and covers 1,500 sq mi (3,880 sq km). This image is one of many you can vote for in the Earth as Art celebration!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Landsat Program on July 23, 2012, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey would like your help in selecting the top five “Earth as Art” images from the more than 120 scenes in our collection.

For 40 years Landsat satellites have been acquiring images of the land cover of the planet. The satellites have provided spectacular views of mountains, valleys, coastal areas, islands, volcanic fields, forests and patterns on the landscape. By highlighting some of those features and creatively crafting the colors, the series of “Earth as Art” perspectives reveal the artistic side of Landsat.

Voting closes on July 6, 2012. The Top five “Earth as Art” images will be announced on July 23 in Washington, D.C., at a special event commemorating the launch of the first Landsat satellite.

To view the images and vote for your favorites, visit http://eros.usgs.gov/eaa_voting/ .

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Earth From Space Student Internships at OMSI in Portland, OR


OMSI is seeking college interns to develop and present compelling demonstrations using spherical display systems (Science on a Sphere, Magic Planet) that make NASA datasets and research processes accessible to the public.

The demonstrations should frame NASA data to tell interesting stories in a visually engaging setting that demonstrate how NASA satellite data is collected. At OMSI’s main museum location, this programming will be displayed on a Science on a Sphere system, while Magic Planet spherical display systems will be used to provide programs at rural libraries, schools, and other outreach venues.

Interns will work together in groups of two or three.
Internships will begin March 1, 2011 and will be offered quarterly through May 31, 2013

· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Extremely organized, detail oriented, and a team player.
· Ability to stay focused and manage time effectively.
· Excellent work ethic and ability to work independently.
· Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
· Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML a plus.

The Earth from Space Intern must be a student at an Oregon university and should be working toward or have completed a Bachelor’s degree, with coursework or experience in the sciences, education, marketing, communications or related fields.

· Admission for the intern to the museum, OMNIMAX and Planetarium shows, and submarine tours.
· An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of project.
· The opportunity to meet many new people and learn more about NASA.
· Stipends available to eligible participants.

Students interested in this excellent internship opportunity should contact Nate Lesiuk, Program Developer, OMSI Earth from Space Program at nlesiuk (at) omsi.edu or by phone at 503-239-7817.

Earth From Space Program Flyer

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ISS EarthKAM Fall 2009 Mission for Middle School

Middle school educators are invited to join NASA for the International Space Station EarthKAM Fall 2009 Mission on Oct. 20-23, 2009. Find out more about this exciting opportunity that allows students to take pictures of Earth from a digital camera on board the International Space Station.

ISS EarthKAM is a NASA-sponsored project that provides stunning, high-quality photographs of Earth taken from the space shuttle and International Space Station. Since 1996, ISS EarthKAM students have taken thousands of photographs of Earth by using the World Wide Web to direct a digital camera on select spaceflights and, currently, on the International Space Station.

For more information about the project and to register for the upcoming mission, visit the ISS EarthKAM Home Page: http://www.EarthKAM.ucsd.edu


NASA Quest LIMA II Challenge for Students in Grades 4-8 – propsals due Nov 5, 2008

NASA Quest announces the LIMA II Challenge for students in grades 4-8. In this challenge, students become scientists and propose Antarctic research. Using the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica, the first true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent, students must develop a research question and debate the value of studying the chosen feature.

Registration is currently open and educational resources are available online. The challenge begins on Oct. 1, 2008, with a live webcast. Preliminary proposals are due Nov. 5, 2008.

For more information, visit http://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima

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NASA Images Show Immensity of California Wildfires

Images form NASA’s Terra Satellite clearly show the massive wildfires ravaging California.  Please visit the NASA website for the latest photos of the fires and current news!


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New Programming and Educational Materials From NOVA

Two new programs and resources are now available through NOVA’s scienceNOW website. Visitors can watch the entire episodes online! Teacher guides are also available for all of the scienceNOW programming.

Space Elevator
  Can we build a 22,000-mile-high cable to transport cargo and people into space?

  NASA archeologists use satellites to pinpoint ancient ruins buried deep in the jungle.

The journey continues on the NOVA scienceNOW Web site. Watch the entire hour-long episode or read scientists’ answers to viewer questions. You can find out how genes can slow down aging, learn the benefits of a space elevator, examine up-close an ancient Mayan masterpiece, hear Dr. Bassler talk about her research, and much more.

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