South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
Last updated on February 8, 2017
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· Computational Astronomy for Teachers - A 2-day course at SDSM&T; free tuition; earn 1 graduate credit. Register here.
· SDSGC awards $176,000 to six South Dakota institutions
· Robotics Training in SD offered remotely via DDN by SDSU Extension on April 29, 2017, reaching Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre, and Aberdeen.
· Davis-Bahcall Scholars Program - A summer program supported in part by SD Space Grant where Davis-Bahcall Scholars spend one to two weeks digging deep into underground science and engineering at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, SD plus two to four weeks experiencing the world of modern scientific research at laboratories and universities in the U.S. and abroad (funding permitting). College credit is offered. Click here for 2017 Davis-Bahcall Program Flyer
· Newest SDSGC affiliation: SD Air & Space Museum, Ellsworth Air Force Base
· SDSGC students speak at 2015 National Space Grant Meeting, Washington, DC (advance video to 21:15)
· Expert sees upward trajectory for space travel - Dec. 8, 2014 Rapid City Journal article.
· AMELIA EARHART FELLOWSHIP - Awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.
· NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships - (Takes a moment to download.) The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate seeks to sponsor graduate research students pursuing or planning to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees relevant to space technology disciplines. The fellowship starts in fall 2014 and includes funding up to $68,000 per year. Click here for Flyer.
· Asteroid 2005 YU55 passes close to Earth on Nov. 8, 2011. Click here for image of Asteroid 2005 YU55 captured by Badlands Observatory.
· NASA Astronaut Job Announcement - In early November 2011, NASA will seek applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates (the astronaut candidate class of 2013).
· Video of July 7, 2011 SD Public TV Science Cafe presentation on Space Exploration and Final Shuttle Mission by SDSGC's Tom Durkin - This event, hosted by SD Public Broadcasting was presented as part of the three-day "Neutrino Day" events in Lead, SD.
Happy 50th Anniversary NASA! Take an Interactive Tour of NASA's First 50 Years in this multimedia experience that takes you on an interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration. Combining current and historic video with state-of-the-art computer animation, this virtual exhibit features pavilions that host each decade of NASA's challenges and achievements. Your host is an animated robot named Automa, who guides you through your journey. Also assisting throughout the tour are important historic and cultural figures of the past 50 years of aerospace history, including astronauts, presidents, astronomers and other popular icons associated with NASA's history. (This site is best viewed over a broadband Internet connection).
· The Moon: Back to the Future (University Student Art Contest) - NASA invites college students from the arts, including industrial design, architecture, computer design, and the fine arts, to submit their work on the theme: Life and Work on the Moon.
· NASA Science - NASA's Science Mission Directorate has launched this new Web site that provides enhanced and engaging information about NASA's vast scope of scientific endeavors and achievements.
· Powers of 10 - View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude and enter then enter the microscopic world!
· Stardust Mission - NASA's amazing mission to capture comet dust and return it to Earth!
· Science Fair Projects for all Students! - Hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology!
· Earth & Sky Radio Series - Discussion of popular science subjects that affect our everyday lives.
· Marsoweb - an interactive Web site developed by NASA helps scientists select suitable landing sites for future missions to Mars.
· Sioux Empire Astronomy Club - The Sioux Empire Astronomy Club located in Sioux Falls, SD is a group interested in astronomy and teaching elementary students the basics of astronomy.
· TerraFly - Virtually "fly" over the entire U.S. Enter your zip code or street address and find your home!
· Earth from Space - Excellent Earth Photos taken by astronauts aboard NASA Space Shuttle. Over 315,000 images!
· Nighttime Satellite Image of Earth - Showing that dark skies are a vanishing natural resource in developed countries.
· MISR at Atmospheric Sciences Data Center, NASA Langley Research Center - MISR (Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer) is part of NASA's Terra spacecraft, launched into sun-synchronous polar orbit on December 18, 1999. MISR measurements are designed to improve our understanding of the Earth's environment and climate. Viewing the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles, MISR provides radiometrically and geometrically calibrated images in four spectral bands at every angle. New algorithms for the retrieval of atmospheric aerosol, cloud, and surface geophysical properties have been implemented to capitalize on this unique observational capability.
· Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Books, posters, classroom aides, gifts, globes, slides, videotapes, software, etc.
· SPACEDAILY - Your Portal to Space
· SpaceWeather.com - Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment