Explore Solar System & Beyond: NASA's Hunt for Signs of Life on Exoplanets
Thursday 11/11/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators, Students, & Parents in Grades K-16
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar. 

In this third installment of NASA's Hunt for Signs of Life on Other Planets, we extend the implications of what NASA has learned beyond our solar system. NASA's Hubble and Kepler missions have surveyed thousands of stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, searching for evidence of "habitable" exoplanets orbiting them. In this webinar, we'll explore the science and math behind hunting for exoplanets, and how the James Webb Space Telescope may aid in NASA's search. Relevant instructional resources included.

Dr. Anne Weiss is the Education Professional Development Specialist at Langley Research Center, which serves Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Anne originally trained as a neuroscientist, which included a research assignment in genetics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 1998, Anne has taught Earth science, chemistry & biochemistry, physical science, human anatomy & physiology, and general biology at the K-12 and higher education levels. As a graduate assistant, Anne served as Community Manager of the NASA Educators Online Network (NEON), the subject of her dissertation on online teacher professional development, for the NASA Aerospace Education Services Project (AESP). Anne earned a B.S. in Vertebrate Physiology (with history minor) from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Physiology from the Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.