Volume 2 – October 10,2008
2008-2009 Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards Announcement
The Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards combine education, innovation and entrepreneurship by challenging high school students to design products using science and technology. The competition includes platforms in personal spaceflight, lunar exploration and renewable energy that allow students to drive impact in designing the future. Teams will compete for over $120,000 of prize money as well as the opportunities to connect with leading scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. The award creates a long term community for students and teachers and also provides resources and opportunities to develop and incubate commercial products. The competition is just the beginning of this journey. For more information on the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards go to: www.conradawards.org
Max Goes to Jupiter
Announcing the publication of the childrens book: Max Goes to Jupiter by Jeffrey Bennett A science adventure with Max the Dog.
Prepare to be amazed as you join Max and his friends on an incredible journey to Jupiter. Ride a Space Elevator to orbit, visit Jupiters volcanically active moon Io, and send a robotic submarine into the hidden ocean of ice-encrusted Europa. Along the way, learn why Jupiter has been so important in human history, and find out how Maxs mission carries a message of hope and inspiration to people around the world.
Available in stores now!
100 Hours of Astronomy
The 100 Hours of Astronomy cornerstone project is a round-the-clock, worldwide event with 100 continuous hours of a wide range of activities and public outreach including live webcasts, observing events and other activities. One of the key goals is to have as many people as possible look through a telescope as Galileo did for the first time 400 years ago. The event will take place from April 2-5, 2009. To learn more go to www.100hoursofastronomy.org.