Category Archives: Citizen Science

Safe Solar Viewer (Again!)

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Are you planning on viewing the Solar Eclipse (Monday, August 21, 2017)?  Are you traveling to view the total eclipse?  (Maryland is located outside the total eclipse zone.)  Avoid eye damage by using proper techniques during partial eclipse phases. Join us at the MakerSpace this Sunday, August 6 from 10am to 2PM to make a Safe Solar Viewer. We will be building a Safe Solar Viewer  with two lenses.  (The second lens is a Barlow lens; it will magnify and project the image of the sun.)  We’ve got boxes, spare binder clips, and lenses.  This is a child-friendly activity (although… (Read More)

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Join us for Moth Night!

Join us this Friday evening, July 24, to explore the science and beauty of moths. Meet at the MakerSpace by 8:30pm and we will venture out into the night to see what we can find. National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and Jacob3neighborhoods. National Moth Week is being held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. National Moth Week offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data… (Read More)

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National Moth Week

National Moth Week is a citizen science project, celebrating moths and biodiversity. NMW is being held July 18-26 and we will be doing a Moth count at the Greenbelt MakerSpace! National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. National Moth Week offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, National Moth Week participants can help map moth distribution and provide… (Read More)

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