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By tjsummer on March 30, 2018 in

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 […]

By jagrier on October 6, 2017 in

Several of the mapping tasks here at CQ include marking the size and position of impact craters. Why is this so important, and how does so much science come out of these measurements? We’ll answer these questions in a series of posts about impact craters, starting here with Impact Events. Impact craters are the scars […]

By Matthew Francis on December 21, 2016 in

We’re pleased to announce the first CosmoAcademy classes for 2017! CosmoAcademy is where experts in various areas of astronomy and planetary science teach you in small online classes. In particular, we bring you specialized topics that you can’t get in other places, in an environment where you can get to know your instructor. Without further ado, […]

By llebofsky on October 31, 2016 in

(This is a guest post by Dr. Larry Lebofsky of the Planetary Science Institute, one of our CosmoQuest partners) SCIENCE FAIRS: Exploring the Solar System and Beyond is a professional development program that focuses on helping teachers attain the needed content knowledge and skills to support creation of meaningful science fair research projects. This includes […]

By astroswanny on February 19, 2013 in

A couple of times a year the Moon travels across in front of the planet Jupiter. This occurs as the plane of the solar system is roughly in line with the orbit of our moon but each planet and moon has its own little wobble or slight inclination to the plane and every now and then there is a noteworthy conjunction.