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We now offer the Cool It! card game in our Science Store. Cool It! is the new card game from UCS that teaches kids about the choices we have when it comes to climate change.

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Any computer with an Internet connection and a web browser can access Windows to the Universe free-of-charge. We recommend you use a recent version of any of the major web browsers (e.g. FireFox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.).

Windows to the Universe makes use of many of the latest features of Web technology to provide animations, movies, applets and sound bytes to users. You may need to install one or more plugins (small pieces of software that extend the capabilities of your web browser) to experience some of these multimedia features. Some common plugins are listed below, along with links to web sites from which you can get those plugins.

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Here you will find links to all sorts of pictures, animations, videos, sounds, and interactive multimedia that are on Windows to the Universe Explore collections of images in the Image Galleries. Watch...more

Setting up a Sponsorship to Windows to the Universe

Becoming a sponsor of the Windows to the Universe project is easy! Please decide what you would like to contribute to the project (all contributions are tax deductible), fill out our Sponsorship Form and...more

Donations to Windows to the Universe

Is Windows to the Universe a valuable resource for you? If so, we encourage you to help support this project through a donation, by joining Windows to the Universe as a Member, or through your purchases...more

Windows to the Universe Educator Membership Options - Benefits and Services

Join Today! Educators can subscribe to Windows to the Universe and receive benefits and services available only to members.  We offer a range to options to fit your needs as an educator.  The table below...more

Professional Development Workshops Offered by NESTA Through Windows to the Universe

Professional Development at NSTA and other conference venues The National Earth Science Teachers Association offers dozens of teacher professional development workshops on topics in Earth and space science...more

Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part is sponsored in part through grants from federal agencies (NASA and NOAA), and partnerships with affiliated organizations, including the American Geophysical Union, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Earth System Information Partnership, the American Meteorological Society, the National Center for Science Education, and TERC. The American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute are Windows to the Universe Founding Partners. NESTA welcomes new Institutional Affiliates in support of our ongoing programs, as well as collaborations on new projects. Contact NESTA for more information. NASA ESIP NCSE HHMI AGU AGI AMS NOAA