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Summer Science Symposium in NH to bring educators and NASA together

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The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host a five-day symposium, "Lunar Science - All about the Moon," for educators from June 27 through July 1.

This symposium is designed to bring K-12 educators together with NASA, university scientists, and Discovery Center educators in an exploration of Earth's nearest neighbor. Together teachers and scientists will explore relevent STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) - as well as some ancient and modern history and social studies.

Topics covered will include:

Formation of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

Impact Cratering

Lunar "atmosphere" and dust

History of lunar exploration

Future of lunar exploration

Inner solar system size/distance scales

Water on the Moon

Remote sensing

Data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

Moon rock handling certification

Classroom activities

Planetarium show

Observing the Moon with telescopes

Tuesday's and Thursday's sessions will be held at UNH. Transportation will be provided, leaving the Discovery Center at 8 AM and returning at 4:30 PM. Overnight lodging is available at NHTI for $25/night (bring your own linens or sleeping bag). Other days are at the Discovery Center from 9AM to 3PM.

Cost is $200. A 30-contact hour certificate will be awarded. 1-3 graduate credits are available through Plymouth State University. Call 271-7827 for reserations or more information.




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