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Camilla Corona
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I am Camilla Corona and I am a STEM Ambassador, doing Education & Public Outreach. Not only do I share knowledge about our Sun and Space Weather, but I also encourage girls to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).
I am Camilla Corona and I am a STEM Ambassador, doing Education & Public Outreach. Not only do I share knowledge about our Sun and Space Weather, but I also encourage girls to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).

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Great professional development opportunity for friends in the Washington DC metro area.

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What a beautiful day in the NorthEast post #snowzilla! A great day to observe my favorite star with bright blue skies. Be sure to do it safely friends, with proper solar telescope, solar binoculars, or solar observing glasses. And wear sunglasses if you're out and about, the sun reflecting off the new snow is VERY bright. It would be a great day to do some snow science too! What is the air/water ratio of the snow? What temperature is the snow at the surface, at depth and at the ground under the blanket of snow? What is the snow's albedo?
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Astronaut Mike Massimino shares about his missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope​ on The Moth.
http://themoth.org/posts/storytellers/michael-j-massimino

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NYTimes: A Fitting End for the Hottest Year on Record

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I’m back at one of my favorite schools - Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx - to celebrate Yuri’s Night with the 4th and 5th Graders. About 100 people came to celebrate space exploration with Michael Wilkinson, Lauren Tucker and Justin Starr. The students were treated to GoogleHangouts with NASA engineers who told them about their jobs and answered questions. Ben Honey came to us from the historic Mission Control at Johnson Space Center and told the students all about working with the International Space Station. Ben really likes his job, especially getting to work with all the partner countries. Allen Chen from JPL came next, telling us about his work with Mars Curiosity and Mars 2020 rovers. One of the students asked Allen, “What did you think when someone suggested the skycrane idea for landing Curiosity?” Allen replied, “I was that person!” The third guest was Carla Guzzardo from Lockeed Martin who is a rocket motor engineer. She got asked one of the best questions of the night: “Why do you like being a rocket engineer?” Carla’s reply, “Because its COOL!”

One of the students read a lovely biography of Yuri Gagaran that he wrote. It was especially nice because his family is from Russia and his grandmother worked in the Russian space program! He even wore a special t-shirt that he made for the night with a drawing of the Vostok rocket.

After the video chats, Lauren shared some amazing 3D photos from Mars and told us all kinds of cool things about the solar system. Lauren loves our nearest star ALMOST as much as me! Unfortunately, it was a cloudy evening so Michael and Justin couldn’t do telescope observations. They did have their telescopes though and showed people how they work and answered questions about choosing the right telescope.

It was a great evening. Everyone had so much fun. This school really has the space spirit. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of these students working at NASA one day!
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