HTE & Science4girls during Women’s History Month

Here, There, and Everywhere ran from Mar. 5 –30, 2014 at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library in Huntsville, Alabama. Coordinated with NASA’s “science4girls” program for Women’s History month, HTE events included two programs led by women experts on the topics of physics and weather. Two more programs were hosted on astrophotography and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory with other local experts. Youth services hosted Science club event for kids. Special programs hosted 83 visitors with thousands of participants in the exhibit overall.

Programs included:

March 6, 2014 – Here, There, and Everywhere

Doreen Forsythe, Solar System Ambassador, discussed the NASA exhibit on display at the Library, Here, There, and Everywhere. She showed how to apply our knowledge of daily experiences to understand universal laws of physics on grander scales, and in very different environments.
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HTE Visits the Manatee County Public Library System

The Manatee County Public Library System hosted the Here, There and Everywhere exhibit for February 2014. The exhibit was open to the public at our Central Library in Bradenton, FL. We conducted about 30 programs county-wide at all of our locations, the farmer’s market and at the South Florida Museum. Programs included: using telescopes to look at the night sky, a simulated space mission, hands-on experiments using the activity kits from HTE, children’s storytimes based on stars and space, model rocket launches, astronomy lectures for adults, and Mad Science labs for kids. We had a great time turning the exhibit into a whole series of events for February, and we engaged over 1000 people with in-house and outreach programs! Our door count for the Central Library was 24,000, and a majority of visitors checked out the exhibit.

Ericka Dow, Librarian III, Adult Services Supervisor, Manatee County Public Library System www.mymanatee.org/library

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HTE in January 2014

The Clearwater Valley High School Library & Grangeville High School Library in Idaho hosted the Here, There & Everywhere exhibit for January 2014. Specifically focusing on how physics relates to our everyday world, the hands-on activities were the biggest hit with students and adults. Elementary students were bussed to the high school and local private school students visited while high school student volunteers helped manage the hands-on stations. The exhibit was also open to the public during the evening. “It was extra work to manage such a large exhibit, but it was definitely worth it and it gave our students a different view of the high school libraries,” said school district librarian, Lynn Johnson. “I was excited to see how our building librarians recruited students to help and encouraged community wide participation.”

Credit: Clearwater Valley High School (Kooskia, Idaho).


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HTE Visits the Marshall Public Library (IL)

December 2013: We had a really nice response and gave tours to several school classes (entire grades!) and tonight a 4-H Club. Everyone who tours it was very impressed. Equally impressive are our local “tour guides”. They really added a lot to the exhibit! It’s been exciting to see people come to the library for this exhibit, since we normally do things more along the lines of history, art, or culture. I love it! And we’ve had some great press coverage as well. Events:


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HTE Travels to Aurora University Phillips Library

HTE Visits Aurora University, Phillips Library

Aurora University Phillips Library hosted the Here, There, and Everywhere exhibit for the month of October 2013. During that time, we had 38,523 people come into the library. Because of the placement of the exhibit, all of these people saw this exhibition. We had many students come through the exhibit, or stop and see the exhibition while taking a break from their studies. We also saw people from the surrounding community see the show as well, including children. We received phone calls and queries about the show.

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Different Flavor of Eclipse

Photographed by the Expedition 31 crew aboard the International Space Station and easily spotted at top center in this image is the gray shadow of the moon, cast on bright clouds of the northern Pacific Ocean, as the May 20 solar eclipse point tracked towards the Aleutian Islands and then on to northern California.
© Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. “The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.”

One of the most ubiquitous phenomena in the Universe is light being blocked. We see this on Earth all of the time in everyday situations in the form of the common shadow.

When planets and moons get involved, things can get more interesting. Take the case of this past weekend. Many parts of our planet experienced what is called a “hybrid eclipse.” There are lots of good explanations of exactly what this means at places like the Christian Science Monitor and Universe Today.

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Here, There, and Everywhere Hosted in Texas

Here, There and Everywhere (HTE) was recently displayed between August 1 and 28 at the Irving Central Library in Texas. Visitors learned how everyday experiences on Earth and across the universe are connected by the laws of physics. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Irving Central Library planned a robust series of programs for the month of August to help ignite students’ interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) — just in time for the new school year.

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Auroras Abound

The aurora borealis (aka, “the Northern Lights”) are one of the most spectacular natural displays in the world. People travel thousands of miles to see them for themselves. But what if you could recreate the Northern Lights right where you are?

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Researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia recently unveiled a device called Planeterrella that does just that. By combining all of the elements in the aurora borealis – including magnetic fields and charged particles – they’ve been able to bring this celestial display from the sky to the desktop. For more on their project, take a look at http://www.nasa.gov/larc/scientists-recreate-earth-s-northern-lights/#.Uih9YLx57sl

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Springfield-Greene County Library District Hosts HTE Exhibit

The Springfield-Greene County Library District hosted the Here, There, and Everywhere (HTE) exhibit during the month of June 2013 at our Library Center. The panels were set up in the concourse, and main entrance of the library, and were viewed by more than 47,000 visitors.

To promote the exhibit, the Library Center hosted multiple activities and a series of programs that would appeal to all different age groups.

The first program in the series was "Ted Keller presents Weather around the World." Ted Keller, a popular local meteorologist, explained how weather patterns in the Ozarks affect weather around the world and how world weather patterns effect the Ozarks.
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Special Programs with the Westland Public Library

Westland Public Library

The Westland Public Library was happy to conduct four separate programs while the Here. There. Everywhere. exhibit was situated in our library (May 2013). We decided to aim the majority of the programs towards children and teens as the concepts and stunning photography included in the exhibit would likely create a lasting impression on this group.
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