NASA SME Shares Lunar Science & Promotes International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) with Educators
On October 3, 2019, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) scientist John Gruener shared his career path to NASA, including his inspiration as a young boy visiting a NASA center, as well as excitement about exploring the Moon. The interactive presentation shared information about the past, present, and future exploration of the Moon and highlighted lunar science and the upcoming International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).
~110 live participants and ~380 archive participants were involved in the event. Participants were from 39 different states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, & Canada and included librarians, museum staff, Solar System Ambassadors, educators from NASA Centers, Challenger Learning Centers, and educators from k-12 schools and colleges.
"Very interesting to hear John's background and history. This topic is of great interest to me. I speak about the moon a lot as an SSA."
"Very well presented, good background info for our IOMN event at the public library."
"I liked the personal yet professional side of the event. We were able to communicate via chat during the presentation, & I also liked how we were given the opportunity to chime in with discussion questions throughout the event as well."