By Erika (age 12, @KNEstemGirls)
What were you doing on March 8th at 8:38 pm? I pulled up NASA TV and watched a live solar eclipse from Southeast Asia! NASA reporters pointed out the solar flares that became more clear and visible as the sky darkened, and the temperature dropped. They interviewed the native people and named off the stages for the people who didn’t know them. Continue reading “Watching the 2016 Solar Eclipse Live!”
by Erika (age 12, @KNEstemGirls)
This past summer, I took over the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History every morning for a week. All of the campers got to use the ridiculously expensive space navigating technology that our schools don’t have the budget for. It was an amazing experience to use all four computer screens and keyboards – navigating and controlling visual effects as we traveled around the universe. We then worked in groups of 2 and 3 to create our own planetarium shows. Continue reading “AMNH Digital Flight School: Taking over the Hayden Planetarium”
by Alexa (age 9, @KNEstemGirls)
For 20 years, NASA has been planning and waiting for the exciting Pluto Flyby. Launching into space on January 19, 2006 – before I was born – New Horizons took 9 years to travel 7.8 billion kilometers to get to Pluto. To put that in perspective, that is 13.3 times as far as the gas giant Jupiter, which is only 588 million kilometers away.
Ashley Pagnotta is an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). I nicknamed her “Eos Kablammo” after Eos, the Greek Goddess of the Stars, and the fact that she studies stars that explode. Continue reading “Ashley Pagnotta the Awesome Astronomer”