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Before we start the top ten, we want to give a special notice about our latest presentation, one that you that you may find handy: An Eclipse to Remember!
And now, on to the top ten list below:
10. Space Rocks - Impacts of Our Smallest Neighbors
Use this PowerPoint in conjunction with the activities included in the Space Rocks ToolKit or on its own to discuss asteroids, comets, and the potential hazards of Near Earth Objects.
9. Kepler Mission: The Search for Earth-Sized Planets
This PowerPoint presentation explains NASA's Kepler Mission to search for transiting planets orbiting in the habitable zone of Sun-like stars.
8. Where Are the Sun-Like Stars?
This presentation focuses on Sun-like stars and discusses what kind of stars we can see with the unaided eye, and which stars are like our Sun. Your audiences might be surprised at the numbers!
7. Our Place In Our Galaxy
Presention and activities to help your visitors visualize a scale model of the Solar System compared to our Galaxy. This is often referred to as the "Birdseed Galaxy" presentation.
6. How Telescopes Changed our Understanding of the Universe
This presentation is about major discoveries made with telescopes, and how the evolution of telescope technology changed the way we understand our universe.
5. Space Weather
Use this presentation to show how space weather directly effects our way of life on Earth, and illustrate the Earth-Sun connection.
4. A Galaxy Full of Black Holes
This handy presentation can help you answer some common questions asked by the public about black holes.
3. SUPERNOVA in the Lives of Stars
This pesentation explores questions about the powerful stellar explosions know as supernovae, and explores the life cycles of stars.
2. Anyone Out There? Activity and PowerPoint
This presentation of the Drake Equation reviews each of the factors contributing to the likelihood of intelligent life in our galaxy. The presentation can easily be made into a fun interactive outreach activity for small groups.
1. Explorers' Guide to the Solar System
Our most popular presentation's focus is on NASA's exploration of the Solar System. Exploring other worlds in our Solar System stretches our minds and excites our imaginations like nothing else. It's the only way to answer some of our deepest questions.
Last Updated: August 1, 2017
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