International Observe the Moon Night

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On Sept. 6, 2014, the whole world has the chance to admire and celebrate our moon on International Observe the Moon Night. And you can join in the fun!

Check the map of registered observation events at http://observethemoonnight.org to see if there is an event being held near you. If not, please consider registering and hosting one and inviting your family, friends or neighbors.

Don’t know where to start?
This link walks you through the process of planning an event of any size. How to host an event in six easy steps: http://observethemoonnight.org/getInvolved/.

Need suggestions for hands-on activities?
Visit http://observethemoonnight.org/activities/ for ideas.

Worried about cloudy weather obscuring your view of the moon?
The “Moon as Art” collection, chosen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, team, gives the public the opportunity to see the moon as others have seen it for centuries — as an inspirational muse — but this time from the perspective of being in orbit with a series of eyes that see in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Learn more at http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/moonartgallery.html.

Additional beautiful, high-resolution images of the moon’s surface taken by LRO’s cameras are available at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Lora.V.Bleacher@nasa.gov.

Free Course: Introduction to Psychology (Yale University)

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/introduction-to-psychology/id897495476?enlh=2.500044.500043.500037.1.&mt=10&ls=1

What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. 

We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

Free Course – Earth: Science in Action

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by California Academy of Sciences California Academy of Sciences

"Science in Action" at the California Academy of Sciences strives to make science accessible. Through media screens and live chats on the museum floor, the Science Today website, podcasts, and monthly programming, "Science in Action" gathers and disseminates science-focused content through our partners, local programs, other media and Academy staff. "Science in Action" at the California Academy of Sciences strives to make science accessible. Through media screens and live chats on the museum floor, the Science Today website, podcasts, and monthly programming, "Science in Action" gathers and disseminates science-focused content through our partners, local programs, other media and Academy staff.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/earth-science-in-action/id416250394?enlh=3.500044.500043.500037.1.&mt=10&ls=1