On the night of Sept. 27 and into the early hours of Sept. 28, the full Moon will glide through the shadow of Earth, turning the Harvest Moon a golden-red color akin to autumn leaves. Find out about this upcoming event in the short ScienceCasts video “Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon.”
Today is the first full day of fall. The United States Naval Observatory offers an explanation of Earth’s seasons.
Check out the NASA Real Martians video gallery , a collection of short videos about the real story of humans and Mars exploration.
The American Astronautical Society has established the Sally Ride Excellence in Education Award to recognize an outstanding educator in either a) the delivery of space education or b) the use of space in STEM education. Both K-12 educators and college/graduate-level educators can be nominated. The deadline for 2015 nominations is October 31.
Over the course of their histories, the NACA and NASA have developed a wide variety of emblems representing each agency’s illustrious exploration of aerospace missions. The NASA History Program Office publication Emblems of Exploration: Logos of the NACA and NASA, available online, concentrates on the rich and interesting history of the conception and implementation of the world-famous NACA and NASA seals and insignias that have been displayed for decades on aeronautics and space research vehicles and facilities, as well as those proudly worn by flight research pilots, astronauts, and the dedicated employees of these two world-class organizations.
New HiRISE resources have been added in the Welsh language, including a Tumblr and Twitter feed. These are the first and only resources from an active NASA mission in the Welsh language.
The observatory at the Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University is hosting a public observing of the total lunar eclipse on Sunday, September 27, from 8 to 11 pm. The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Patrick Hartigan, Professor of Physics and Astronomy. This event is free and open to the public. Details are online.
As NASA prepares for humans’ first steps on Mars in the 2030’s, it is important to understand fact versus fiction about living on Mars. On Thursday, October 1, 2015, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will conduct a Journey to Mars Education Event called “So You Want to Be a Martian.” A curated panel discussion with KSC Director Bob Cabana, NASA’s Planetary Science Director, a NASA astronaut, a NASA botanist, and two stars from the movie “The Martian” will be hosted on NASA’s Digital Learning Network. Educators MUST sign up for this opportunity no later than Friday, September 18 at 3 pm EDT. The 90-minute event will be webcast on the NASA DLiNfo Channel on October 1 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT.
Check out the comic strips of NASA’s online Astrobiology Magazine. Read “The Abominable Snow Aliens of Europa,” “The Amazing Adventures of AstrobioBot,” and “The Continuing Adventures of AstrobioBot.”