Henrietta Leavitt helped reveal what the galaxy really looks like!
This is the last day of March, and Women’s History Month is drawing to a close. Let’s take this opportunity to learn about one of the unsung heroes of astronomy, Henrietta Swan Leavitt.
March is Music in Our Schools month! It might seem tricky to bring a discussion of music into a science class or a math class, but with a little creativity, you can link subjects across disciplines for a fun and informative learning experience that kids will love! Best of all, at the end of the activity, you've got the makings of a classroom band!
Earth photobombs Scott Kelly's selfie!
photo credit: NASA
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has had a pretty big year. He’s spent longer in space than any American before him. He’s reached almost all of the milestones set for him by NASA, including growing greenhouse gardens in zero gravity. He’s made more than 5,000 trips around the Earth. And now he’s coming home.