Are We In a New Space Race?

In this week's questions show, Frasier Cain talks about how we're in a new space race, and what this means for returning to the Moon... Could Betelgeuse release gravitational waves if it explodes? And what is our responsibility if we are truly alone in the Universe?

Become a Planet Hunter

The recently launched 
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is providing us with a huge amount of data that lets us look for planets outside of our own Solar System. Over the next two years TESS will be busy surveying two-hundred-thousand bright nearby stars, measuring and recording their brightness every two minutes. With your help, we hope to uncover lots of interesting planetary systems, allowing us to explore the formation and evolution of these worlds. Our findings may even bring us one step closer to answering the question that we all seek to answer: Are we alone in the Universe?

Canvas

The program you know and love.  I will be using Canvas to "assign" some class discussions and some activities for you to complete.


eMediaVA

An entire course online.  You can explore any Learning Target in depth.  Please email any work you complete to Mrs. Wright so I can provide you with feedback.

Globe at Night

Globe at Night is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists- YOU!- to measure & submit their night sky brightness observations. It's easy to get involved - all you need is computer or smart phone.

Planet 4-Terrains

Help planetary scientists characterize surfaces on Mars by examining REAL DATA- images taken with the Context Camera.