Author Archives: Linda Chappell

2017 Earth Science Week October 8 – 14

EarthScienceWeek_logoThis year Earth Science Week will be held from October 8 – 14 and will celebrate the theme “Earth and Human Activity.” This year’s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes. The 2017 Earth Science Week Toolkit will ship starting in August 2017, but advance orders are being taken now.

Science WOW!

wBQnMScience WOW! features NASA’s latest science education offerings delivered “Weekly on Wednesdays.” Each week’s message kicks off with a science question-and-answer and a featured science education tool. It also delivers the latest science education opportunities, including professional development webinars, student contests, workshops, lectures and more.

Fly Your Exoplanet

Fly_Your_Exoplanet_on_TESS_planetsFly your sketch or graphic of an exoplanet on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). All ages and skill levels are welcome. (Anyone under 18 must have permission of a parent or guardian to participate.) Submissions will fly aboard the TESS spacecraft while it searches the sky for exoplanets. The deadline for submissions is November 20 or when capacity of the drive that will carry submissions to space is reached, whichever occurs first.

The submission template and other details can be found online.

Planetary Science Nuggets

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Planetary Science Nuggets are powerpoint slides that have been provided to NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Planetary Science Division by members of the scientific community to highlight important science results or mission activities. A subset of these submissions are selected by the Planetary Science Division to be presented to SMD leadership and, potentially, NASA leadership, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House. These selected submissions can be found on the LPI website.