Bringing an Earth or space scientist or engineer into your library can provide an eye-opening experience for anyone who’s ever looked up at the stars in wonder. But finding a scientist — let alone the right scientist, a skilled presenter with research that your patrons will be interested in — can feel like a galaxy-sized challenge.
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Through a competitive application process hosted by NASA, Gail Borden Public Library was able to host a NASA In-flight Educational Downlink. Young people from our library were able to ask questions via video conference to NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams while he was aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on June 30, 2016.