NASA to fund innovative museum exhibits and planetrium shows

May 13th, 2010 - 1:54 am ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA announced Wednesday that it will be funding nine science related projects.

NASA’s Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums will provide $7 million in grants to enhance educational outreach related to space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science and microgravity.

The selected projects are located in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Utah and Washington, and the nine grants for the informal education providers range from approximately $177,000 to $1.25 million and have a maximum five-year performance period.

“Science centers and planetariums contribute significantly to engaging people of all ages in science, technology, engineering and math,” said James Stofan, acting associate administrator for NASA’s Office of Education. “NASA wants to give the informal education community access to a variety of agency staff and resources while offering professional development opportunities for informal science educators and encouraging the formation of collaborative partnerships.”

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