Volume: 04, Issue: 13 02/22/2006 
A lunar eclipse as viewed from Florida. Eclipses occur when the Sun, Earth, and Moon line up. They are rare because the Moon usually passes above or below the imaginary line connecting Earth and the Sun. Image credit: NASA Kennedy Space Center.
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Girls working on a science experiment.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
NASA's Spitzer Finds Violent Galaxies Smothered in 'Crushed Glass'
Greenland Ice Loss Doubles in Past Decade, Raising Sea Level Faster
Mercury Bright in the Evening Sky
Gem of a Comet Particle

Participate in Upcoming Science Events

To learn more about space science outside of the classroom, participate in these fun science events.

GLOBE at Night, a Worldwide Series of Night Sky Observations
The GLOBE Program, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), Centro de Apoyo a la Didactica de la Astonomia (CADIAS), and Windows to the Universe are collaboratively sponsoring an international science event investigating light pollution. This hands-on learning activity extends the traditional classroom and school day with a week of nighttime observations involving teachers, students, and their families.

For more information, please visit the following website:

Sun-Earth Day 2006: Eclipse in a Different Light
The 2006 Sun-Earth Day theme shows how eclipses have inspired people to observe and understand the Sun-Earth-Moon system. Join NASA in a journey of exploration, discovery, and understanding to prepare for Sun-Earth Day and a total solar eclipse on March 29, 2006.

For more information, please visit the following website:

Workshops on Teaching Excellence in Introductory Astronomy
Sponsored by the NASA JPL Navigator and Spitzer EPO Programs, these two-day and three-day, interactive teaching excellence workshops focus on dilemmas astronomy teachers face and develop practical solutions for the troubling issues in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

For more information, please visit the following website :

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
In keeping with Engineers Week’s volunteer outreach priority, thousands of women engineers, along with their male peers, reach out annually to young students at the local level. They help them understand how engineers make a positive difference in all lives, explain the excitement of engineering careers, and encourage young students to consider pursuing engineering in college and beyond.

For more information, please visit the following website:

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