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With the Mosaic Postcards from Mercury, teachers recreate a full-disk image of Mercury’s surface before comparing Mercury’s surface features to those of the Moon, using evidence to justify the observed similarities and differences. This was one of several activities led by Larry Lebofsky, Nancy Tashima, and Brian Kruse during Planetary Storytelling and Citizen Science Using Postcards from Space and Google Mercury. Photo credit: Larry Lebofsky

CosmoQuest Shares Citizen Science at NSTA

This is a guest blog post from Larry Lebofsky and Theresa Summer. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) had its National Conference in Atlanta this year from March 15–18, 2018. Founded in 1944, NSTA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to building innovation and excellence in science teaching and learning. The conference in Atlanta was […]

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A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

New ASP Book to Document the 2017 Eclipse: Celebrating the Great American Eclipse of 2017

If you had an interesting experience last year observing the Eclipse, with us or elsewhere, and are interested in writing about it, we have an opportunity from the ASP! The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is pleased to announce a new book to document and celebrate the efforts of professional astronomers, outreach professionals, citizen scientists, […]

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Brian and some BIG equipment. Credit: Big Science

Doing Big Science With Citizen Scientists!

Guest blog post from Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein): One of the powerful aspects of citizen science is how it brings people together. Folks from all walks of life contribute their time and skill, and this allows us to explore scientific questions we couldn’t otherwise pursue. While traditional science is often portrayed as being rather different, it’s […]

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