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Exploring Our Solar System - August 2021 Update  [Banner & Activity - Exploring the Solar System]

Exploring Our Solar System - August 2021 Update [Banner & Activity - Exploring the Solar System]

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NSN Coordinator Jerelyn Ramirez shared these updates showing the positions of the planets for August 2021's oppositions of Jupiter and Saturn - find them inside.

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Heads Up! It's a Meteor Shower [Handout]

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Many beautiful meteor showers light up our skies throughout the year. This handout gives out some vital information about meteors and when to spot them, and is appropriate for all audiences.

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Good Light, Good Night Activity [Activity - Big Astronomy] (English and Spanish)

Good Light, Good Night Activity [Activity - Big Astronomy] (English and Spanish)

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  • Child, Teen, Adult

Shielding lights improves our safety and visibility, along with improving our view of the night sky. Light pollution has health effects on animals, including people! Find out more about how proper shielding on lights can benefit everyone!

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    NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

    The NASA Night Sky Network provides these monthly articles about what to observe in the night sky and updates on NASA missions to share with your organization's newsletter or website. You are welcome to check back here by the 25th of each month for the following month's article, or sign up here to be reminded each time a new article is released.

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    Solar System Ambassadors

    NASA's volunteer Solar System Ambassadors are space enthusiasts from various walks of life who are interested in communicating the excitement of space exploration missions with their local communities.

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    Museum Alliance

    NASA's network of informal educators include staff at museums, planetariums, observatories, and more from across the country. The Alliance is a great place to look for partners, collaborators, or even a venue for your own events.