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Scientists Explain Color To A Kid
2013-12-13 10:43:41

[ Watch the Video: Alan Alda Issues New Flame Challenge - What Is Color ] Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2011, actor and science enthusiast Alan Alda invited scientists from around the world to explain, in simple terms, a question asked by his 11-year old self: “What is flame?” The competition, inspired by Alda’s unquenched childhood curiosity, is now in its third year. Called the Flame Challenge, the international competition is organized by the...

2013-06-04 12:40:14

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), speaking from the perspective of 124 years of advancing science and science education, expresses its profound concern over the Obama Administration´s fiscal year 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education restructuring proposal. This proposal will drastically reduce NASA´s education and public outreach (EPO) effort, including the abrupt termination of all mission-based EPO efforts in NASA´s Science...

Earth Science Week 2012
2012-10-14 05:13:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online October 14 — 20, 2012 is Earth Science Week, a celebration designed to encourage people everywhere to learn more about the geosciences and explore the natural world. The organizers also hope to foster a feeling of responsibility for Earth stewardship. Earth Science Week was first organized in 1998 by the American Geological Institute (AGI). Every year since then, events are planned by community groups, educators and interested...

2010-09-27 09:28:00

--"Philadelphia Science Festival" to Launch in April 2011-- PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphians far and wide will come together to explore the wondrous working of our world with the launch of the Philadelphia Science Festival (www.philasciencefestival.org) - a wide-ranging and ambitious celebration slated to run April 15 - 28, 2011. Hundreds of events will take place in Philadelphia, with the majority free to the public. Kicked off with a massive Science...

2010-03-02 07:31:32

The "From Earth to the Universe" (FETTU) project -- a worldwide series of exhibitions featuring striking astronomical imagery -- has won the first Mani Bhaumik prize for excellence in astronomy education and public outreach. This award was given for the best of the tens of thousands of activities conducted during the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009. NASA was a major sponsor of the project, which was led by the Chandra X-ray Center, that placed these images into public parks, metro...

2009-09-14 09:37:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Science Center at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, has selected the YAAYS (Yerkes Astrophysics Academy for Young Scientists) and Space Exploration and Experience (SEE) projects at the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, to receive funding support for the 2009 calendar year. Resources used in the YAAYS and SEE...

2009-06-25 07:30:03

NASA has selected four organizations to share approximately $18 million over five years for education and public outreach activities to help inspire the next generation of science leaders and explorers. The cooperative agreements support the astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary and Earth divisions of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, which is providing the funding for the activities. "NASA seeks to work with the best of the nation's science and educational communities to help champion and...

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Thiry, Heather Laursen, Sandra L; Hunter, Anne-Barrie ABSTRACT Involvement of scientists in education is essential to strengthen quality and access to US science education at the K-12 and higher levels. Yet little research evidence exists to help practitioners understand scientists' education and outreach interests, beliefs, and motivations, and the barriers that must be addressed to involve them effectively. The ReSciPE Project (Resources for Scientists in Partnership with Education)...

Latest Science outreach Reference Libraries

2014-01-11 00:00:00

Space Telescope Science Institute -- STScI mission statement: We bring the cosmos to Earth We carry out this vision by empowering the astronomy community to produce new scientific discoveries and by bringing the benefits of this research to the public. We make the best astronomical facilities productive for the largest number of scientists, and we promote new missions with the greatest potential for unlocking the secrets of the universe. We have done this with HST, and we will do the...

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