Kick off the school year with presentations by NASA Solar System Ambassadors at local venues — libraries, schools, state parks, museums and more — across the U.S. Themes planned for these public events include “Telescope 101,” “Night Sky Tour,” “Saturn: The Ringed Planet Up Close and Personal” and “Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet Anymore?”

Solar System Ambassadors is a public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation. Ambassadors are space enthusiasts from various walks of life who are interested in providing greater service and inspiration to the community at large. In 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, close to 500 ambassadors are now bringing the excitement of space science and exploration to the public in their local communities.

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