Category | Vesta Mappers

By whitneycobb on November 3, 2016 in

(This is a guest post from Whitney Cobb of CosmoQuest partner McREL International, and head of professional development for teachers for CosmoQuest) In October, teachers representing every Guam Department of Education (DOE) K-12 school traveled through our solar system, becoming citizen scientists, contributing to real science research, and investigating innovative NASA engineering and science activities […]

By Susie Murph on October 28, 2016 in

(This is a guest post from one of our Cosmoquest partners, Dr. Keely Finkelstein of the McDonald Observatory at University of Texas at Austin) One of CosmoQuest’s goals is to develop useful curriculum materials for teachers to use in the class room. One of the ways we do this is by working with a group […]

By Susie Murph on September 22, 2016 in

As you may know from our social media channels, some of the CosmoQuest team got to attend the OSIRIS-REx launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week. This is part 2 of several reporting on our trip! In the NASA press building, we met up with Fraser Cain of Universe Today, his wife Karla […]

By Susie Murph on September 15, 2016 in

As you may know from our social media channels, some of the CosmoQuest team got to attend the OSIRIS-REx launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week. This is part 1 of several reporting on our trip! The journey started early Wednesday, Sept 7, in Edwardsville, where team members James, Cory, Ryan, Grigori, Anna […]

By Susie Murph on September 7, 2016 in

Guest post from Sanlyn Buxner, Planetary Science Institute Out-of-school-time educators from across the United States are participating in a professional development training September 6–7, 2016, in Titusville, Florida, led by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), which is operated by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). As part of their experience, participants will tour NASA’s […]