For most students in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer break has arrived. We heartily recommend enjoying some relaxation in a hammock during the long, hot days of summer. But don’t forget to take some reading material with you to the beach, the mountains, the backyard, or wherever summer vacation takes you. With that in mind, we’ve released this issue of RocketSTEM magazine.
Our cover feature is an interview with famed theoretical physicist Dr. Brian Greene. For those wanting to extend their learning into the summer months, we recommend checking out World Science U, and its free online classes taught by Greene himself. For those wanting to participate in science directly, we’ve got an overview on the Zooniverse, which has surpassed more than one million citizen scientists analyzing images and helping with real ongoing research. Planning on doing some stargazing this summer? We’ve got a guide to getting started in astrophotography, as well as a number of stories on recent discoveries of planets, moons and other celestial objects. We also celebrate the Cassini spacecraft, which has spent a decade orbiting and exploring Saturn, its stunning rings and dozens of moons. In a bonus interview feature, we speak with NASA’s Jim Adams and learn the responsibilities of the agency’s Office of the Chief Technologist, as well as his thoughts on manned vs. unmanned exploration of space.
All that – and more – in this issue of RocketSTEM magazine.
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RocketSTEM • May 2014 • Vol. 2 No. 3 Issue 7 (ISSN: 2326-0661) • © 2014 All Rights Reserved
We hope you will continue to be inquisitive about this universe we all inhabit. Educators and students may reuse the magazine’s material in their classrooms, however, no commercial use or other reproduction is allowed.
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