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Celebrate NanoDays at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center
 
nano days: The biggest event for the smallest science

NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 24 - April 1, 2012. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.

NanoDays celebrations create new and unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. NanoDays events combine fun, hands-on activities with presentations on current research. The activities demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale, examine tools used by nanoscientists, showcase nano materials with spectacular promise, and invite discussion of technology and society.

Visitors will make some of their own nanomaterials using scotch-tape, investigate super thin materials used in solar cell technology, and change the color of a butterfly’s wings!

NanoDays activities will be held at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center on Wednesday, March 28; Thursday, March 29; and Friday, March 30, 2012 from 10:30am-2:30pm.

For more information, contact Catherine Kruchten at 301-286-0251