Delicate Arch at Night The Milky Way arcs over Delicate Arch, in Arches National Park.The Milky Way arcs over Delicate Arch, in Arches National Park. Credit: Jacob W. Frank ....... ...... Volcanic Mercury A double-ring basin named Rachmaninoff reveals young volcanism on Mercury. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington ...... ...... False-color image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (Voyager 1)False-color image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot (Voyager 1) ...... ...... The artist's concept showing Pluto system from the surface of one of the candidate moons. Pluto is the large disk at center, right. Charon, the system's only confirmed moon, is the smaller disk to the right of Pluto. The other candidate moon is the bright dot on Pluto's far left. Image credit: NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI) Artist's concept of Pluto, Charon, and candidate moon ...... ...... Artist's concept of approach to Ceres for Dawn mission Artist's concept of approach to Ceres for Dawn mission ...... ......

The Scale of Discovery

One Dynamic Workshop, Four Sites

Presented by NASA's Discovery and New Frontiers Programs

You want to go WHERE? What does it take to make a NASA mission happen, and who are the people that drive these tremendous projects?

In Discovery's fourth annual multi-site professional development workshop, we delve into the stories behind some amazing NASA missions, from conception to science results. Learn how scientists, engineers, and mission operators collaborate to meet the challenges of complex missions to assure the science goals will be met. Investigate what it takes to move a fantastic idea — like scooping up samples of an asteroid and dropping them back off on Earth for analysis — from dream to reality. Explore science as a human endeavor at its awesome best.

All Four Sites Include:

Special Speakers

There will be two panels of mission scientists and engineers representing all of the Discovery and New Frontiers current missions:

InSight, Juno, Dawn, OSIRIS-REx, New Horizons, and MESSENGER

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory Panel: Science Inspires Mission Design
  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Panel: Engineering Empowers Science

Hands-on, standards-aligned science and engineering activities and multimedia interactives

  • For K-12 formal and informal educators
  • Resource materials to take back to the classroom

Resource materials

  • A CD containing mission-designed curriculum and activities for all grade levels with links to great online interactives.
  • Posters, bookmarks, stickers and more!

Webinar Option:

Can't make it to one of our workshop sites? Watch the special speaker presentations over the Internet through our free webinar!