Topic: solar system
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
From our closest celestial neighbor to distant objects that orbit planets, moons are pretty interesting. The more we learn about them the more interesting they become. Scientists are constantly looking at various moons as future projects, but why? What's up with moons?...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Think Gravity is just about being stranded in space? The movie actually packs a good amount of accurate physics and astronomy-related science. Check out our review of the STEM in his blockbuster film!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Gravity, Movie, science, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Astronomy, stars, Humor, Comedy, Film Review, Spoiler, Spoilers, Alert, ISS, Shuttle, Explorer, NASA, Hubble, Doctor, Reel Science, physics, Gravity Movie, RVA, Zero gravity, Newton's Laws, orbits, Orbit, Earth Science, solar system, space, Space Exploration, International Space Station, Data, stem, Scientific Method, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Cinema, Drama, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Earth Cycles, Earth Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Physical Science, biology, chemistry
America's favorite doll is putting on some space gear and heading to Mars. NASA and Mattel join forces to bring us MARS EXPLORER BARBIE!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Mars, Barbie, Ken, Toys, Dolls, Tea Party, Make Up, Cute, Humor, Fun, Silly, science, Pop Culture, Girls, women, Astronomy, space travel, Dangers, health, Data, technology, engineering, stem, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, RVA, space, solar system, Surface Tension, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Life Processes, Living Systems, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Earth Cycles, Earth Change, Earth Resources, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, biology, chemistry, physics
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Our lovely and comfortable home here on Earth is a long ways away from the end of our solar system. Don’t forget, there’s a lot of space in space. Here on Earth concepts of boundaries involve rivers, lakes, mountains, human imposed borders, and so on. However, this...
Friday, September 7, 2012
All of our planets are pretty interesting celestial bodies. Some are warm and little while others are huge and freezing cold! Here's a quick walk through of the planets in our neighborhood.
Topics Covered: Out of this World, planet, Planets, solar system, Astronomy, Mercury, Mars, Venus, earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, Cerces, comet, Neptune, Milky Way, science, space, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Physical Science, Earth Science, chemistry, physics
Hollywood's space movies are pretty awesome, right? Sometimes they are spot on and other times not so much...come explore the universe, and the films that have taken us into distant worlds, with us in The Dome. We will review the sciences of space related movies and separate fact from fiction!...
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system! Not but a little, but by A LOT! This gas giant is a very intense place filled with massive stirrings and swirling layers of gases. This giant also has 64 moons and a giant storm that has been brewing for centuries!
Friday, August 20, 2010
For an incredible 33 years, Voyager 2 has been our eyes of discovery in the outer solar system and beyond. This venerable spacecraft has been in continuous operation more than 12,000 days, sending us compelling photos and information about the gas giants of the solar system: Jupiter, Saturn,...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
At 12:47 pm today, December 21, 2009, winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. The first day of winter is called the Winter Solstice; likewise, the first day of summer is the Summer Solstice. The word solstice is derived from Latin and means “sun standing still.” On these two days of...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
By David Hagan, Staff Scientist, Physical Sciences The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is a celebration of the 400th anniversary of astronomy as a modern science. In 1609, while Virginia’s tiny colony at Jamestown was struggling to survive, Galileo began...