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April 2016

4/5  1:00 PM (ET)  –  4/5  3:30 PM (ET)
Marvel Moon webinar
Public library staff, camp facilitators, and other out-of-school time programming staff are invited to attend one or both webinars for hands-on activities and programming ideas. Engage children and tweens in the science and exploration of the Moon — and beyond — using NASA programming resources.
4/12  –  4/15
American Camp Association Spring Leadership Conference
Explore activities will be shared in a two-part science session!
4/14  5:00 PM (ET)  –  4/14  6:00 PM (ET)
History of Wallops Island Lecture Series Part 2
Wallops Island during WWII: U.S. Navy Legacy 1942 through 1946. Presented by T.J. Meyer in collaboration with the Museum of Chincoteague Island.
4/28  7:30 PM (CT)  –  4/28  9:00 PM (CT)
Cosmic Exploration presentation: Juno Mission at Jupiter
Dr. Fran Bagenal will share the story of Juno, which arrives at Jupiter this summer. This presentation will be live-streamed.
 

May 2016

5/9  6:10 AM (CT)  –  5/9  1:44 PM (CT)
Mercury Transits the Sun
Mercury's orbit will carry it in front of the Sun, making it visible as a tiny dot blocking part of the Sun through solar telescopes.
 

June 2016

6/20
Summer Solstice
Summer begins in the Northern hemisphere of our planet!
 

July 2016

7/4  –  12/31
Juno Mission Arrives at Jupiter
Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter.
 

August 2016

8/12  –  8/12
Perseid Meteor Shower
While the Moon may obscure the view, this meteor shower is usually one of the best and may be boosted by Jupiter's last encounter with the dust from Comet Swift-Tuttle.
8/25  –  8/25
National Park Service turns 100
The National Park Service celebrates its Centennial in 2016.