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Published in 2017
These pinhole projector eclipse postcards allow you to safely observe an eclipse, such as the North American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. The two sided postcard features a map of the contiguous US and what percentage of the eclipse different locations saw. The other side shows how to see...
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Published in 2017
"""""Exploring the Universe: Orbiting Objects"""" is a hands-on activity that invites visitors to experiment with different sized and weighted balls on a stretchy fabric gravity well. The activity models gravitational attraction in space. Participants investigate how changing conditions can cause...
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Published in 2017
"""""Exploring Earth: Investigating Clouds"""" is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a cloud in a bottle and explore it with laser light. The activity is connected to current and ongoing NASA mission research. Participants learn about ways that NASA uses satellite technology to observe...
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Published in 2018
"""""Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains"""" lets participants explore the way the shape of the land and the pull of gravity influence how water moves over the Earth. By making unique mountain models from crumpled paper and watching how water moves across them, participants can act as Earth scientists,...
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Published in 2017
"""""Exploring the Solar System: Solar Eclipse"""" is a hands-on activity demonstrating how the particular alignment of the Sun, Earth, and Moon can cause an eclipse. Visitors investigate the positions of these objects to create shadows and learn about solar eclipses."
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Published in 2017
"""""Exploring the Universe: Ice orbs"""" is a hands-on activity in which visitors investigate a frozen sphere, trying to learn about objects hidden inside. Participants learn that planetary scientists at NASA are investigating """"icy worlds"""" in the outer solar system, looking for evidence of...
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Published in 2018
"In """"Exploring the Universe: Exoplanet Transits,"""" participants simulate one of the methods scientists use to discover planets orbiting distant stars. Even when a planet is too far away to observe directly, scientists can infer its presence by watching for slight, regular dips in a star's...
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Published in 2018
"""""Exploring the Solar System: Craters"""" is an active, hands-on activity that demonstrates how craters form, and what they can teach us about the history and composition of planets and moons. By dropping objects of various sizes and shapes into a tub full of sand and other materials,...
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Published in 2018
"""""Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light"""" demonstrates how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe. Most objects in the universe are so distant from us that we can only study them through the light. Filters allow us...
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Published in 2017
"""""Exploring the Solar System: Big Sun, Small Moon"""" is a hands-on activity that explores the concept of apparent size and allows visitors to experience this phenomenon using familiar objects -- a tennis ball and a beach ball. Participants learn that the Sun and Moon appear the same size in our...
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Published in 2018
"In """"Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets,"""" participants learn about how some rockets carry science tools -- not scientists -- into space, and how a special kind of rocket called """"sounding rockets"""" can be used for quick, low-flying missions into space. Participants will build and...
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