Speaker Presentations Archive
A Vision of Discovery - Science Inspiring Art workshops for educators from K-college were held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at four sites Pasadena, CA, Houston, TX, Portland, OR and Laurel, MD. The workshops featured scientists from NASA's MESSENGER, Dawn, and New Horizons missions presenting the latest updates. Educators followed with captivating sessions on using elements of art to engage students in analyzing and understanding beautiful NASA images of space – and Earth. Click on the links below to watch recordings of the presentations and to download the activities presented.
What's the Latest on MESSENGER, Dawn and New Horizons?
- MESSENGER has revolutionized scientific perceptions of Mercury with its amazing close-up global images. The year-long orbital science campaign that began in March 2011 is being extended for a second year to answer six new science questions that have arisen as a result of discoveries made from orbit.
- The Dawn mission is using ion propulsion to orbit the two largest objects in the asteroid belt. Launched in September 2007, Dawn arrived at asteroid Vesta last July for a year-long orbit before it continues on to dwarf planet Ceres.
- New Horizons is on an extremely long journey that begin with launch in 2006, zooming to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. When it arrives in 2015, we will see the distant icy dwarf planet up close for the first time in human history.