Webinar—Exploring the Universe with NASA Tools


On July 11, this webinar provided an opportunity to take part in an interactive light and filter activity that brings to life to exploring the electromagnetic spectrum and an active discussion about how this exercise can be done with your local audience.


Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library.


ASTC Velocity Webinars like this one deliver all the impact in half the time—these free idea-based events deliver useful takeaways in fun, half-hour webinars. Each is a satellite of an upcoming preconference ASTC Intensive workshop scheduled for Friday, September 28. But we just couldn’t wait, and you don’t have to either. See also: Rich Learning Opportunities in Facilitated, Open-Ended Exhibits and Putting a New Career Tool to Work.


NASA’s Universe of Learning provides resources and experiences that enable learners to explore fundamental questions in science, experience how science is done, and discover the universe beyond the solar system for themselves.

Using its direct connection to the science—and the experts behind the science—NASA’s Universe of Learning creates and delivers resources and experiences for youth, families, and lifelong learners. The goal is to strengthen science learning and literacy, and to enable inquisitive learners to discover the universe for themselves in innovative, interactive ways that meet today’s 21st century needs.

This webinar offered a small sample of the preconference ASTC Intensive workshop, “Reach for the Stars: A Hands-on Workshop with NASA’s Universe of Learning” that will take place on Friday, September 28, before the official start of ASTC 2018 (Saturday–Tuesday, September 29–October 2).


Questions? Please write to me.



Tim Rhue II, Senior Informal Education Specialist, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, and NASA’s Universe of Learning, and Mary Dussault, Science Education Program Manager, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and NASA’s Universe of Learning


This webinar is designed for all levels of science center and museum professionals, especially those who work in programs, outreach, and exhibitions.



Registration includes a link to an archived recording of the webinar, so even if you can’t participate in the live event with your peers from around the world, you will receive access to its recording, which you and your colleagues can watch when you wish.


Wendy Hancock is ASTC’s Senior Program Manager, Professional Development.




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