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James Webb Space Telescope Launch Weekend!

November 13, 2021

  ScienceWorks joins NASA in the nationwide celebration of the James Webb Space Telescope Launch! ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum has joined almost 500 sites across the country to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great space science observatory. On November 13 and 14, ScienceWorks will offer a range of public science…

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Katherine Johnson. Credits: NASA/David C. Bowman

NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

March 3, 2021

Katherine Johnson was a very talented African American mathematician. After she graduated from college at age 18, she worked as a teacher before joining NASA. Johnson was known for making careful and accurate calculations, and became known as “the computer.” She was responsible for analyzing the flight trajectory of the Freedom 7 mission, which sent…

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Mars 2020 Video Series

July 21, 2020

Welcome, Mars fans! Later this summer, NASA will launch the Mars Rover Perseverance. Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated with Mars. It has earned the nickname of The Red Planet, and has been the setting for countless science fiction stories. Why Explore Mars? Mars is thought to be the most Earth-like planet in our…

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Galaxy Collision Simulator

July 7, 2020

 Galaxy Collision Simulator Instructions Quick start – try these two icon buttons – try pressing the Rewind Simulation icon (in pink) to restart the current simulation and then press the Switch Camera icon to watch it from three different vantage points (click the Switch Camera icon multiple times to move sequentially between the 3…

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