Outreach Projects

Explore IPAC education and outreach projects.



AstroPix offers access to the public image galleries of many of the world's leading astronomical observatories under a single unified interface. Assets include a full range of astronomical observations, artwork, and charts spanning the field of astronomy.

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Cool Cosmos

The “Cool Cosmos” web portal offers a wealth of education and outreach materials motivated by the desire to communicate the infrared world and the universe of infrared astronomy to the public.

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NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP)

NITARP, the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program, is a mechanism for getting authentic research experiences ultimately into classrooms across the United States. The mission of NITARP is to contribute to the fundamental NASA goals of inspiring and motivating students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as to engage the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery.

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Universe of Learning

NASA’s Universe of Learning connects the science, technology, subject matter experts, and adventure of NASA Astrophysics with STEM concepts, education standards, and 21st century skills central to science understanding and literacy. Resulting products, programs, and professional development experiences will span a spectrum of environments and applications, enabling a rich learning “ecosystem” across the traditional boundaries of education. The goal of the program is to create and disseminate education products, programs, and professional development experiences that use NASA Astrophysics science, technology, and subject matter experts to advance NASA's Science Mission Directorate education objectives on a national scale.

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