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Celebrate NASA’s Year of the Solar System!

Postby laconte » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:01 pm

Spanning a Martian Year—23 months—the Year of the Solar System celebrates the amazing discoveries of numerous NASA missions as they explore our planetary neighbors and probe the outer edges of our Solar System. New missions will further explore Jupiter, the Earth’s Moon, and Mars. Others will encounter comets and asteroids, and continue to decipher the mysteries of the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and our home planet, Earth. It is an unprecedented time in planetary sciences as we learn about new worlds and make new discoveries!

Each month from October 2010 to August 2012 will highlight different aspects of our Solar System—its formation, volcanism, gravity, ice, life elsewhere?—weaving together activities, resources, and ideas that teachers, clubs, and organizations can use to engage audiences.

Visit the Year of the Solar System website: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/yss

You will find:
• Educational materials for classroom teachers, organizations, clubs, and others interested in participating
• Night-sky viewing events and mission milestones
• Featured activities
• Recommended resources
• People profiles
• Year of the Solar System updates
• Ways to register your Year of the Solar System events and to share your experiences
• Free downloadable promotional materials (bookmarks, fliers, calendar of events)

Get involved! Experience the scale of our solar system in October, explore its formation in November, investigate the characteristics of our planets in December and January, and delve into comets along with the Stardust-NExT encounter with comet Tempel 1 in February! On the website you will find all the resources you need to plan your programs ahead of time – and to create exciting experiences for your audiences. A calendar of events is attached.

Build your own scale model of the solar system – and share it at the Year of the Solar System website! Starting in October 2010, museums, libraries, science centers, schools, planetariums, and others are invited to create scale models of the Solar System and share their events and experiences through the Year of the Solar System website! See the website for guidelines and more information.

We invite you to join the celebration as we explore New Worlds and make New Discoveries together! Please share the Year of the Solar System with your colleagues, partners, and networks and encourage them to explore the resources and get involved.
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Re: Celebrate NASA’s Year of the Solar System!

Postby laconte » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:43 pm

As you begin planning events for the remainder of the year, consider participating in NASA's Year of the Solar System! Links to corresponding to each month's theme is posted on the Explore! calendar at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/events/ as well as below.

August 2011 Windy Worlds
September 2011 Gravity: It's What Keeps Us Together
October 2011 Moons and Rings: Our Favorite Things
November 2011 Magnetospheres: Planetary Shields
Dec 2011/Jan 2012 Evolving Worlds

By following the links, you will find:
• Educational materials -- including many Explore! modules and activities! -- for classroom teachers, organizations, clubs, and others interested in participating
• Night-sky viewing events and mission milestones
• Featured hands-on activities
• Recommended resources
• People profiles
• Year of the Solar System updates
• Ways to register your Year of the Solar System events and to share your experiences
• Free downloadable promotional materials (bookmarks, fliers, calendar of events)
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Re: Celebrate NASA’s Year of the Solar System!

Postby laconte » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:19 pm

NASA's Year of the Solar System culminates this July and August with the theme, "Got Life?". Join NASA in celebrating this theme and explore life in our solar system! Find related background information and activities designed for use by organizations and clubs as well as classroom teachers through this link: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/yss/display ... 12&Month=7.
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