Category Archives: New and Noteworthy

NASA Solve

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Find out about citizen science projects through NASA Solve. NASA Solve lists current opportunities available to the general public to contribute to solving tough problems related to NASA’s mission through challenges, prize competitions, and crowdsourcing activities. Use the NASA Solve website as your first stop for information and engagement.

Scientific Visualization Studio

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NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) wants you to learn about NASA programs through visualization. The SVS works closely with scientists in the creation of visualizations, animations, and images in order to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities at Goddard Space Flight Center and within the NASA research community. All the visualizations created by the SVS (currently totaling over 5,500) are accessible through the website and are free to download.

Astro 101 Slide Sets

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As a resource for the higher education audience, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific offers a series of slide sets designed to bring recent NASA discoveries to the college-level non-major introductory astronomy classroom. These Astro 101 slide sets compile short, topical presentations on new developments from NASA SMD Astrophysics missions relevant to Astronomy 101 topics, including “Debris Belts Around Vega” and “Black Holes in M38.”

NASA’s Museum Alliance

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Informal science educators at museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, Challenger Learning Centers, observatories, zoos, aquariums, parks, and nature centers who wish to share NASA information with their visitors are invited to join the Museum Alliance. The Museum Alliance is intended to bring current NASA Science and Technology to visitors through professional development of the museums’ staff, advance notice of NASA events, and provision of materials such as visualizations, access to NASA experts, educational materials, etc. It’s a free service that only requires that you be a staff member at one of the above types of institutions, respect all embargoes on pre-released news items, and report on a quarterly basis how the information is used.