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A total eclipse like this has not happened since the year 1257, and it will be a long time for another one!

Check out www.sciencefirst.com to get ready for this amazing event!
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“He was one of those guys that you just knew that person has character and integrity, substance, all of those features that we all wish we had more of, but he had it. He had the real right stuff.”
#JohnGlenn #Americanhero

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Are you ready? Start thinking of it now so you are able to witness this once in a lifetime event!
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The objects, known as brown dwarfs, hold promise for helping us understand both stellar evolution and planet formation
The objects, known as brown dwarfs, hold promise for helping us understand both stellar evolution and planet formation
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NASA has selected eight university teams to collaborate on the development and demonstration of new technologies and capabilities for small spacecraft. Each of the university teams will be working with engineers and scientists from NASA on two-year projects beginning this fall.
NASA Selects University Partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration
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"If you don’t feel humble yet when faced with the infinite possibilities and scale of the Universe, this image recently beamed back by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will change your mind"
This will make you feel insignificant.
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Don't worry if you will not be in the path of the #AllAmericantotaleclipse. Everyone will see the eclipse, but it will look like a bite out of the sun!

Make sure to NOT look directly at the eclipse.

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The Iowa native completed two six-month tours of duty aboard the station for Expedition 5 in 2002, and as the station commander for Expedition 16 in 2008. She has accumulated 377 days in space between the two missions, the most for any U.S. woman at the time of her return to Earth. Whitson has also performed six spacewalks, totaling 39 hours and 46 minutes!
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Follow us on Facebook as we do our countdown to the All American Total Solar Eclipse that will be happening on August 21. 2017!

Get your students ready now!
On August 21, 2017, the United States will be treated to the first total eclipse of the Sun visible in the country in almost 40 years. 1999 Total Solar Eclipse as seen from France (image by Luc Viatour / www. Because the 2017 total eclipse will be visible only in the United States, ...
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The distant planet GJ 1132b intrigued astronomers when it was discovered last year. Located just 39 light years from Earth, it might have an atmosphere despite being baked to a temperature of around 232 degrees Celsius (450 degrees Fahrenheit). But would that atmosphere be thick and soupy or thin and wispy? New research suggests the latter is much more likely
New research suggests that GJ 1132b's atmosphere has a thin wispy atmosphere baked to a temperature of around 450 degrees Fahrenheit
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Students in Shannon Jimmerson’s pre-engineering class will assemble the vehicle, making design decisions such as whether to use three or four wheels, what type of steering system to use, etc. The students will later have the opportunity to enter the vehicle in an endurance race to see how many laps their vehicle can make.
Houston County Career Technical Center students will get an opportunity to build and race an electric car, thanks to a partnership between the school and Farley Nuclear Plant.
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New research suggests that GJ 1132b’s atmosphere has a thin wispy atmosphere baked to a temperature of around 450 degrees Fahrenheit
New research suggests that GJ 1132b's atmosphere has a thin wispy atmosphere baked to a temperature of around 450 degrees Fahrenheit
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What Makes STARLAB® Portable Planetariums Unique? The Starlab has been creating memories long before any other portable planetarium. First invented in the late 1970s, it has had a long and colorful history. With it, over a million students have gotten their first, and in many cases only, in depth look at a unspoiled night sky. The world has changed over the past 30 years, and so has the sky. Light pollution is now a problem for virtually every student or amateur astronomer. It is rare to find students, at any grade level, who have regularly seen the milky way with their own eyes.
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Science First / STARLAB® – is the premiere manufacturer of the STARLAB and Digital STARLAB portable planetariums. Science First / STARLAB came into existence in July of 2008 as Science First of Yulee FL purchased Learning Technologies and the STARLAB product line. Along with portable-inflatable planetaria, Science First / STARLAB manufactures and sells a wide range of astronomy and physics education equipment. Our expertise stretches back much farther than 2008. Since 1905, the Trippensee® family, whose product line we acquired, manufactured astronomy models and water sampling equipment. Since 1960 Science First®, manufactured products to teach the natural sciences in schools. A network of business partners both here and abroad round out our product offerings. Family owned since our founding, we think long term. We want your business over the long haul and will do our best to earn your loyalty.

THE STARLAB STORY…

STARLAB is the first truly portable planetarium invented back in 1977 by Philip Sadler and his class of middle school students in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Today STARLAB is the most widely used planetarium in the world. It continues to provide a universe of opportunity to many people who previously did not have access. STARLAB is the product of the efforts of many different people: students, educators, family members, and friends. Many have seen the promise of portable planetaria, and these teachers, museum educators, university professors, and school administrators have helped to guide and influence the development of STARLAB, its supporting materials and the unique ways it has come to be used in schools and museums around the world. The first curricula developed exclusively for the STARLAB in 1979 were the product of a grant from the Nebraska Department of Education that were aimed at helping teachers utilize the STARLABs supplied by Nebraska’s Educational Service Units. These guides were found to be so effective that they became part of the materials sent with every STARLAB. As classroom teachers and curriculum developers began to adapt the STARLAB to their own particular needs, Learning Technologies maintained a policy to distribute these lessons free of cost to interested teachers. STARLAB has become a part of many peoples’ lives. Along the way, it has been adopted by many different groups:

  • intermediate units, large organizations that serve many schools,
  • school systems to use throughout their districts,
  • science museums for outreach activities,
  • individual schools, both public and private,
  • camps and scouting groups,
  • and individuals, often bringing astronomy to rural schools for the first time.

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