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Wednesday Rad Apps - NASA Worldview

April 22, 2020

NASA's Worldview tool combines data from the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) with full-resolution satellite images for a great interactive experience! Choose a destination for a deep dive look and see it in near real-time! Want to see a volcanic eruption, tropical storm formation, or the Earth...

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day, Fiskers! Today marks the 50th anniversary of the day in which we come together to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our incredible planet for generations to come. This year we had the opportunity to submit our hopeful wishes to NASA’s Earth Day Network ! There's...

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Tuesday Fun Facts - DSCOVR EPIC

April 21, 2020

Did you know you can see near-live images of the entire sunlit side of the Earth and watch time-lapse videos as the Earth spins? You can, thanks to DSCOVR: EPIC ! EPIC is the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera that is onboard NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). The spacecraft orbits...

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Sound Wave Mondays - NASA's Curious Universe Only on Earth

April 20, 2020

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this week, we're doing an Earth-themed takeover! We're kicking off the week with an episode of the NASA's Curious Universe podcast, Only on Earth . NASA doesn't only focus on what is in outer space, but also does extensive research on our...

Watercolor of Professor Hawking was completed in 2010 by Wildrose Hamilton

Serene Sundays - Wisdom from Professor Hawking

April 19, 2020

This week's Serene Sunday is brought to you by none other than theoretical physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking . We think his quote sums up how we're feeling lately, "Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about...

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Saturday Space Reels - Universe Today

April 18, 2020

If you love Astronomy Cast , then you’ll love Universe Today with Fraser Cain on YouTube! Tune in to learn things like "Can there be life without land?" or "How habitable is Titan?" Universe Today also covers current events in the world of astronomy like the mysterious dimming of Betelgeuse...

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Friday Flicks - Hidden Figures

April 17, 2020

These women are not so hidden anymore. Our movie recommendation this week is Hidden Figures ! Based on true events this film (and a book by Margot Lee Shetterly ) delves into the lives of three incredibly skilled and talented individuals within NASA — Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy...

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Gaze Into the Cosmos on Thursday - Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

April 16, 2020

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! There are all kinds of amazing creatures in our skies. After you participate in the 8pm nightly howl and the weather clears --- look up! Leo the Lion is almost at the zenith (highest point in the sky). He's laying down with his...

Wednesday Rad Apps - ISS Spotter

April 15, 2020

Find the International Space Station 's location any time! The ISS Spotter app will show you the exact location of the ISS as it travels overhead at approximately 5 miles per second (17,000+ MPH). Discover its path, and learn the next time it'll be visible from where you are! ISS...

Photos of Titan from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft

Tuesday Fun Facts - Huygens

April 14, 2020

On this day in 1629, Dutch physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and inventor Christiaan Huygens was born. His many accomplishments included the founding of the wave theory of light, centrifugal force, and the true shape of Saturn's rings. He also discovered the Orion Nebula AND Saturn's moon, Titan ! Wow, that's quite...