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NSN Webinar Series: Planetary Defense: Defending Earth from Hazardous Asteroids

NSN Webinar Series: Planetary Defense: Defending Earth from Hazardous Asteroids

  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Teen, Adult
  • 7/22/2021

On September 21 NASA Night Sky Network members joined Dr. Paul Abell as he shared plans for the DART mission, a planetary defence mission which will  demonstrate a technique to change the motion of an asteroid in space.

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Scaling the Asteroid Belt [Activity - Space Rocks]

Scaling the Asteroid Belt [Activity - Space Rocks]

  • Daytime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
  • 11/15/2010

Explore the asteroid belt in this astronomy activity and learn some surprising truths about just how difficult it would actually be to navigate. It may not be as tightly packed as Hollywood would have you believe!

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Make a Solar Storm:  Magnetic Connection Model [Activity - Our Magnetic Sun]

Make a Solar Storm: Magnetic Connection Model [Activity - Our Magnetic Sun]

  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
  • 4/15/2012

Introduce the connection between the Sun's magnetic activity and Earth's magnetic field with this activity for small groups.

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