NASA Kids’ Club has educational games, engaging multimedia and visuals, and educational activities to cover K-4 students’ developmental and learning abilities as addressed in national education standards in mathematics, science and technology.
The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures, featuring noted scientists giving nontechnical, illustrated lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel. Speakers include Frank Drake, Michael Brown, Alex Filippenko, Natalie Batalha, Anthony Aguirre, and Chris McKay.
Join us and our partner CosmoQuest as we Hangout with Spenser Kockler of the MyMoon Street Team. Learn about his experiences with NASA, which included an internship at Johnson Space Center and his work through the MyMoon project. The live webcast will be via Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, July 31 at 8 pm EDT/7 pm CDT.
Astropedia, a planetary data and cartography catalogue housed by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, has a new upgraded search interface. The front page now lists featured products and recently-added products. Also visible is a running tally of the products contained inside Astropedia.
The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The database can be searched or browsed and has links to over 10.2 million records.
The renovation of the NASA Headquarters building at 300 E Street SW in Washington, DC, will reach the Historical Reference Collection in November 2013. Nearly everything will be packed and stored offsite for 6-8 months. Packing of the collection will begin in August. Expect extremely limited access until Spring 2014. Find out more online.
Learn how to search for NASA scientific and technical information in the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) database. NTRS tutorials are available online.
A lecture about Curiosity’s successful landing on Mars and a review of its first year on the surface will be held in Pasadena, CA on August 15 and 16. The August 15 event will also be livestreamed.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, offers SkyFest at the Lunar and Planetary Institute about four times a year. SkyFest is open to explorers of all ages, and includes hands-on activities as well as viewing through telescopes (weather permitting). Join us for the next event, A New Moon, on Saturday, September 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
A recording of OCLC WebJunction’s presentation “Library Social Media Use” is available online. This presentation discusses Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as examples of social media being used by libraries.