- I Wonder; by Annaka Harris: this is the book that inspired this month's theme. The book encourages us all to pay attention to the world and universe around us, to wonder about what we see, search for answers, and enjoy the mysteries.
- NASA's Mars Missions Overview: a good place to start learning about why we're exploring Mars and what NASA is working on there.
- NASA's Mission to Europa: this is the main site for the future mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa. You might also want to explore this page which provides a nice overview.
- NASA's PlanetQuest: learn about the search for exoplanets and maybe even an Earth-like planet.
- NASA's Cassini Misson to Saturn: explore the incredible images and discoveries of this remarkable spacecraft.
- LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves: a nice 3-minute video to explain about LIGO and the discovery of gravitational waves sent out by two black holes colliding.
- Ninth Planet in our Solar System: to explore evidence that there is another planet yet to be detected in our Solar System, I recommend you watch both of these videos; video message from the Caltech astronomers explaining their evidence, and NASA's Jim Green's Message.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Below you will find links to resources related to this month's public planetarium programs. Explore to find out more about these topics!
Friday, February 12, 2016
Explore the links below to learn more about some of the resources referred to in this year's Valentine's Day shows for adult couples.
|NASA's travel poster for Titan|
- Heavens-Above for ISS: predictions for when the International Space Station will fly over Madison, Wisconsin in the next ten days.
- NASA's Spot the Station: sign up to receive email or text alerts when the ISS is going to fly over your location at night.
- Stephen Colbert throws a football to Scott Kelly: part of the Late Show after the SuperBowl.
- Stephen Colbert interviews Scott Kelly on ISS: part of the Late Show back in January.
- Year long mission on the International Space Station: this site covers the Human Research Program that Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are participating in, and Twins Study that they are conducting with identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly.
- NASA's Travel Posters: explore these travel posters presented this week by NASA to dream of exotic vacations in the Solar System and beyond, and learn a little about the universe around us at the same time!
- Mars Rover Curiosity's Full-Circle Panorama Interactive: zoom in and out, and pan left and right to immerse yourself in this remarkable Martian landscape.
- Mars Virtual Valentine's Day Cards: send your Valentine a sweet message, and learn about features on Mars (click on "Learn about this image") at the same time.
- NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter: learn more about the Juno spacecraft set to arrive at Jupiter in July, and join us for our March public planetarium programs about Jupiter and Juno.
- NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn: this incredible spacecraft has returned thousands of amazing images and an incredible collection of other scientific data. Browse through the images and learn about the daring mission ahead with close flybys of Titan and a plunge between Saturn and its rings!