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MARIA MITCHELL #WSW by Molly Hornbuckle, Marketing Communications Manager

No woman should say, "I am but a woman!" But a woman! What more can you ask to be? With only 19 days until totality hits Nashville for the first time since 1478, I wanted to take this chance to feature one of the original “eclipse chasers,” Maria Mitchell. Born in Massachusetts in 1818, Maria grew up in a large Quaker family and community where they valued education and insisted on giving girls the same quality of education that boys received, as one of the... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 8/2/17 | 0 comments
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THE SPARTABOTS TAKE ON HUNTSVILLE by Paul Attea, ASC Science Educator

Testing the elements of our Spartabot before the competition. The pits are a frenzy with last minute modifications! Here, we are trying to sort out an electrical problem on the robot. Check out the rope climb mechanism! A custom creation built from the pieces of a boat winch! The thrill of the competition. The challenge of problem-solving mechanical... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 4/14/17 | 0 comments
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TOP FIVE SCIENCE PODCASTS by Paul Attea, ASC Science Educator

For any of you auditory learners out there, here is a list of my top 5 favorite science podcasts that are sure to entertain, inspire, and excite! Get ready to turn your routine dog walk or morning commute into the most enlightening listing experience of your day. 1. SCIENCE FRIDAY If I could pick one word to describe Science Friday, I would go with "Delightful." Sometimes I tune into SciFri just to get a little dose of Ira Flatow’s warm and enthusiastic radio persona. The... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 3/6/17 | 1 comments
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DISCOVERING THE WORLD by Paul Attea, ASC Science Educator

Photo from The New York Times .  In the book The Forest Unseen , David Haskell tells the fascinating the story of the life he observes in a 1x1 meter patch of woods over the course of a year. Inspecting a cicada wing at 15x magnification with the help of my handy dandy pocket lens. Look at those veins! My sketch of the pattern of a bumblebee’s stops at a patch of... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 3/2/17 | 0 comments
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HOW TO MAKE YOUR INTERNSHIP MATTER by Wil Morse, ASC Intern

Last summer, I was lucky enough to land an internship at Adventure Science Center in, what has proven to be, my best “job” ever. The staff was kind, the jobs were challenging, and the results were greater than I anticipated. I learned a ton about informal education, project development, marketing, and more, some of which I didn’t expect to learn. It was really grand. So, though every internship is different, here are some of my tips on how to get the most out of your... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 2/28/17 | 0 comments
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