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Coursera Teams Up with Museum to Provide Free Online Courses for Science Teachers

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The American Museum of Natural History is partnering with Coursera, a leading Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, to offer science courses for teachers worldwide. The partnership, initiated in conjunction with several other museums and schools of education, marks Coursera’s first foray into professional development for educators at the K–12 level. 

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Doodle 4 Google Contest Winners Coming to the Museum

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This year, in a Doodle 4 Google contest, K–12 students in the U.S. were invited to redesign the Google logo on the theme of "My Best Day Ever..." Later this month, the entries from 50 state winners will be displayed at the American Museum of Natural History, in the Rose Center Gallery, from May 22 through July 14.

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Frontiers in Astrophysics: Other Earths and Life in the Universe

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Science fiction portrays our Milky Way Galaxy as filled with habitable planets populated by advanced civilizations. Back in our real universe, not a microbe has been found by scientists observing exoplanets—Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.

In this podcast, join Geoff Marcy, Professor of Astronomy at University of California, Berkeley, as he discusses the Earth-like worlds discovered by NASA’s new space-born Kepler telescope.

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