What’s up for August 2017? The total solar eclipse will occur on August 21, tracing a narrow path across the nation, though most of the U.S. will see a partial eclipse. Find out what to do before, during and after the eclipse, and how you can become a citizen scientist with your eclipse observations.
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is Saturday, October 28. Get involved in this annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon. Find out about InOMN events, activities, resources, and more online.
Fly over dwarf planet Ceres with the Dawn spacecraft in this 360-degree virtual reality video.
On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. If you plan on viewing, use an indirect method or watch the eclipse directly using eclipse glasses. Check the safety authenticity of eclipse viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards. Get the details online about safe viewing.
The Mars Survival Kit is a collection of lessons and educational activities for students in grades K-12 designed to guide their exploration of Mars. Each educational activity includes a brief description, as well as information about how the activities and lessons align to science standards.
Eyes on the Eclipse is an interactive 3D simulation of the total eclipse of August 21 that will provide a view of the eclipse from anywhere on the planet. Just download, launch and explore. Eyes on the Eclipse offers two options, one for desktops and laptops, and one that is web-based that can be used on any device with a web browser.
The Farthest: Voyager in Space is a new documentary about NASA’s Voyager mission which celebrates its 40th anniversary this August. It premieres Wednesday, August 23 at 8:00 CDT on PBS.