NASA is Unleashing Amateur Astronomers to Help Study the Night Sky

  On Saturday, May 22, NASA scientists will walk amateur astronomers through how they can use their telescopes to get involved with real science. Studying the entire night sky is no small task. Even with a host of telescopes and satellites, astronomers can’t watch every piece of the sky all the time. But scientists want … Read more “NASA is Unleashing Amateur Astronomers to Help Study the Night Sky”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

How Citizen Scientists Are Finding Exoplanets with NASA’s TESS Spacecraft

NASA is recruiting citizen science volunteers to help astronomers discover exoplanets hidden in observations from one of its space telescopes. A pair of citizen science projects, Planet Hunters TESS and Planet Patrol, are asking users to help sort through images from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and separate out potential exoplanet signals from those of planet … Read more “How Citizen Scientists Are Finding Exoplanets with NASA’s TESS Spacecraft”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

4 NASA Citizen Science Projects to do in the Classroom

Across the country, many kids have recently gone back to school for the first time since the pandemic started, even as a host of others are still learning at home. As we look for ways to get back into hands-on learning, citizen science offers ready-made projects for kids and adults alike.  These science experiments and … Read more “4 NASA Citizen Science Projects to do in the Classroom”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

Citizen Scientists Have Found Dozens of ‘Failed Stars’ Near Earth

Sometimes the old methods truly are the best methods. When astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930, it was the result of countless hours spent straining his eyes at a machine called a blink comparator. Using it, Tombaugh could flip rapidly back and forth between two images of the night sky taken at slightly different … Read more “Citizen Scientists Have Found Dozens of ‘Failed Stars’ Near Earth”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Other

8 Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily do at Home

Around the world, millions of kids are headed back to school in a totally different way. Classes are online. Teachers talk to students in virtual classrooms. And parents are often left looking for new, hands-on science learning opportunities. We’ve got your back. Here are eight fun and easy science experiments that you can do at … Read more “8 Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily do at Home”

Categories: Education, Other

How do Planets Form? NASA Wants Your Help Finding Out

How long does it take planets to form in solar systems? Since 2014, tens of thousands of volunteers have helped NASA try to answer this question by looking at telescope images of solar systems as their protoplanetary disks are still forming. NASA’s Disk Detectives is a citizen science project that enlists members of the public … Read more “How do Planets Form? NASA Wants Your Help Finding Out”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

5 NASA Science Projects That Can Help Teach Kids Astronomy

With the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering schools, as a parent, you may be looking for fun and easy ways to help teach science to your kids at home. Or maybe your family just spent the summer outdoors observing Comet NEOWISE and now you want some supplementary educational resources to teach your kids about the night sky. … Read more “5 NASA Science Projects That Can Help Teach Kids Astronomy”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Education

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Are you dealing with dust storms? Webinar today with GLOBE Observer

Today, August 6, GLOBE Observer invites you to join them at 11MT/1ET for a webinar. Do you live in an area that experiences dust storms? The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program (GLOBE) team would like you to photograph dust events in your area and submit your photos using the GLOBE Observer … Read more “Are you dealing with dust storms? Webinar today with GLOBE Observer”

Categories: Citizen Science, Environment, Nature & Outdoors

GLOBE Observer

NASA GLOBE Observer Needs Your Help Reporting Dust Storms

NASA GLOBE Observer needs your help recruiting volunteer citizen scientists to report dust storms. Scientists want these data so they can improve forecasts of dust storms and send early warnings to the public. How can you help? Tell people in your community that if they see a dust storm, please report it using the GLOBE … Read more “NASA GLOBE Observer Needs Your Help Reporting Dust Storms”

Categories: Apps, Climate & Weather, Environment

Help NASA Build the Largest Open Landslide Catalog with Landslide Reporter

With the longer days of spring comes relief for many on the west coast: the end of winter also means the end of the wet season—the rainiest time of year—for coastal California, Oregon, and Washington. Since January of this year, states up and down the west coast have been inundated with mudslides and debris flows … Read more “Help NASA Build the Largest Open Landslide Catalog with Landslide Reporter”

Categories: Citizen Science