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Sep
12
2017

Eclipse Megamovie!

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

Were you along the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017? If so, we hope you participated in the Eclipse Megamovie Project! We wanted as many photos of the eclipse as we could gather, and created a special upload site for the public to submit their photos (such as the beautiful composite at top left). Here are three ways to watch the incredible results. First, a mini-documentary from Google: Chasing Totality: the Making of the Eclipse Megamovie. Next, The Crowd & The Cloud also made a road trip from Charleston SC to Dubois WY to hear from many of the enthusiastic volunteer photographers contributing to the Eclipse Megamovie project. And here is a 360 degree video capturing the event in virtual reality!

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Aug
15
2017

Join Us August 21st: Eclipse Megamovie

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

If you will be along the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, then we hope you can participate in the Eclipse Megamovie Project! We want as many photos of the eclipse as we can gather, and we will have a special upload site for the public to submit their photos.

You don’t need special equipment to be part of history. You can also use apps like the free Eclipse Megamovie Mobile app (available now on Android and iOS) to plan for the eclipse, automatically take photos, and share images and data with project scientists.

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Mar
06
2017

B.A.T.S. is Hosting Two Major Events

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

cartoon of mice in hot air balloonThis March, Multiverse's Bay Area Teen Science (B.A.T.S.) initiative is hosting two major events. First, all Bay Area high school students are invited to the FREE B.A.T.S. Teen Career Conference on Saturday, March 18th at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. Visit the Teen Career Conference web page for full details and to register. The second event is for education professionals who provide STEM learning and career building opportunities for San Francisco Bay Area teenagers through afterschool and other "out-of-school time" programs, and for those who want to better connect with this community. This first ever B.A.T.S. Professionals Conference is also free to attend and will be held Tuesday, March 28th at UC Berkeley.  Visit the Professionals Conference web page for additional details and to register. 

But what is B.A.T.S. and how did it all get started? The B.A.T.S. initiative began back in early 2011 when Multiverse sought other teen programs to partner with for a nighttime science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) themed event run by teenagers for teenagers. learn more...



Tags: Bay Area career educator science teen teens zoo
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Feb
17
2017

Eclipse Road Trip, Leg 2: Feb. 21-24, 2017

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

We are coming to South and North Carolina to talk about the August 21st, 2017 total solar eclipse!

ROADTRIP - Follow Multiverse on our second “leg” through South and North Carolina as we travel the end of the path of totality over the US February 21-24, 2017 to raise awareness in local communities about many eclipse opportunities and educational resources, including our Eclipse Megamovie project. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. You can also follow Dr. Laura Peticolas and Darlene Yan on their personal Twitter accounts. Their opinions are their own and do not reflect the views of Multiverse or University of California, Berkeley.
ECLIPSE MEGAMOVIE PROJECT - Through its Making & Science initiative, Google will be working with Multiverse on the Eclipse Megamovie project, as well as working with educators and nonprofits around the country.

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Jan
27
2017

Webinar Series: Interpreting the Great American Total Solar Eclipse

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

Eclipse 2017 logo For the first time in over a century,  a total solar eclipse will be visible over the entire United States, August 21, 2017. To help you prepare for the many thousands of additional visitors expected at public sites, please join any or all of our Eclipse 2017 webinars, developed and presented by Earth to Sky and NASA Heliophysics Educator Consortium.

About the Webinars
Through interactive sessions, the Earth to Sky Interpreting the Eclipse webinar series will provide opportunities for interpreters and other informal educators to learn from NASA experts about the science and mechanics of a total solar eclipse.
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Jun
24
2016

The Clock is Ticking! (Fri July 1st 9:00am pst)

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

Support “Full Spectrum,” a film project to create a new social image of who scientists are and who can be scientists. 

Support this great documentary film project by our very own Bryan Mendez! There are only 6 days left in Seed & Spark’s Untold Story Crowdfunding Rally and we need as many followers and pledges to come on board as possible in these final days! We need $9k to be pledged in order to get ANY money at all to kick start this project, and we need at least 500 followers to make it to the next round of competition – only the top 10 films with the highest followers advance to the next round with possibility of matching funds from Project Greenlight.

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Jun
08
2016

MAVEN Video Wins People's Choice in Data Stories

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

A video about Martian atmosphere loss has won a people's choice competition held by Science magazine. The video, "Martian Atmosphere Loss Explained by NASA,"  was part of the prestigious magazine's Data Stories competition. These videos could be in the fields of planetary science, oceanography, meteorology, neuroscience, criminology, and many others. The video was enthusiastically supported by our MAVEN Educator Ambassadors (MEAs)! The MEAs are a group of master teachers of grades 6-12, members of a community of practice we've built around the science of the MAVEN mission.

 

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Tags: Martian atmosphere loss MAVEN science education
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Sep
09
2015

MAVEN Educator Ambassador Workshop - NASA Goddard - August 2015

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

[Today we link to a fun and picture-filled blog entry from teacher Danielle Miller, who spent a week at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center participating in our professional development workshop with other "educator ambassadors" around  the topic of the planet Mars and its mysterious loss of atmosphere.]

smiling woman pointing up at screen behind her

...studying the atmosphere of Mars is like "watching the last 5 minutes of a movie and trying to figure out from that what happened in the first 5 minutes."

I recently participated in some awesome professional development to become a Mars MAVEN Educator Ambassador. MAVEN is an acronym—of course it is, it's NASA—for  Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission, so I'm just going to call it MAVEN from here on out. It's not a rover, it's an orbiter and it doesn't have cameras so it's not quite as high profile as some other Mars missions *cough* Curiosity *cough* but it is really super cool.

The MAVEN Educator Ambassador workshop was a week in Greenbelt, Maryland - the home of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center—with some of the most amazing, inspiring, smart educators I've ever met. There are many times that I think that the best part of teacher workshops is meeting all of the other teachers... and this one was no exception.

Read more and see photos at Danielle's blog





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Jul
29
2015

My Summer Research Experience Abroad: ASSURE '15

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

[This week's guest blogger is one of our summer Space Sciences Lab research interns, Omar Alaryani, a student from United Arab Emirates.]

Upon receiving a call from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre learning of my acceptance into an undergraduate research program at the University of California Berkeley's Space Sciences Lab, called ASSURE, I felt ecstatic, to say the least. Not only have I never been abroad to perform academic research, but I had never been exposed to a professional scientific working environment like this one. The weeks passed in the blink of an eye and soon I found myself picking films to watch in my excruciatingly cramped plane seat. A couple of naps and meals later, I was alone on the other side of the globe, in the midst of the overwhelming crowds of San Francisco International Airport.

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Apr
03
2015

Join us for Cal Day! (Sat., Apr. 18th)

Posted by Karin Hauck
Karin Hauck

Join us for Cal Day, Saturday, April 18th, from 11am-5pm, the one day each year that UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Lab opens its doors to the public. Shuttles will be transporting the public every 20 minutes from Hearst Mining Circle on campus to SSL.  Activities include walking tours of UC Berkeley’s cutting-edge space science research lab, as well as talks on topics such as space weather, teens doing art-science mashups, a career panel on cool jobs in space science, and hands-on activities for all ages! 

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