On August 21, the United States will witness a total solar eclipse, with the Path of Totality stretching from Oregon to South Carolina!
In preparation for this event, American Spaces can educate their audiences about the solar eclipse prior to the event AND show them how they can watch it from where they are with NASA! These activities offer opportunities to discuss and highlight women in STEM, American investment in scientific and technological research, the work of American scientists, etc.
Here is a great list of resources for American Spaces interested in programming on the solar eclipse…
Note: Arabic and French available for each article
- Live Stream & Solar Eclipse (NEW!)
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- Inspiring the next generation of female space pioneers
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- Click for NASA-tagged articles and space-tagged articles.
Office of American Spaces
- Hidden Figures film screening – Click here to learn more about film screenings in American Spaces.
- The Smithsonian offers video resources and conversation topics as well as lesson plans on STEM education.
- The Here. There. Everywhere. exhibit with the Smithsonian demonstrates how science knows no boundaries, either here on Earth or across the universe.
IIP Flickr Account
- NASA Photo and Image Library
- Newseum: Headlines that Changed History Poster
- Newseum Artifact: Sally Ride Becomes First American Woman in Space
- Newseum Artifact: Alan Shepard Becomes First American in Space
- Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Educational Resources
- National Air and Space Museum: Women in Aviation and Space History
- National Air and Space Museum: STEM in 30
- VOA: Total Eclipse will be seen across the US