This first week of May is packed with space and science related events:

  • May 1st: May Day is an ancient spring festival, and has traditionally been celebrated in the US by leaving small baskets filled with flowers on doorsteps. Overall, it is typically a day devoted to nature and spring. Since the late 19th Century, labor rallies have often been held around the world on May Day as it is also International Workers' Day. 
  • May 4th: May 4th has been adopted by the Star Wars fandom as "Star Wars Day." You might be wondering, "Why May 4th?" Say "May the Fourth Be With You" and you will recognize similarity between it and "May the Force be with you," a line from the movies.
  • May 5th: National Space Day is a day devoted to all things space! Typically, celebrated the first Friday in May, and focuses on STEM.

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Here's what this week's exhibit includes:

Call NumberTitleAuthorPublication Year
GE149 .P53 2007Planet in perilAnderson Cooper; Sanjay Gupta2007
HD75.6 .D73The principles of sustainabilitySimon Dresner2002
LB1585 .L55 2011Differentiated science inquiryDouglas Llewellyn2011
PN6727.B87 B53 2005Black holeCharles Burns2005
PS3503.R167 M3 2006The Martian chroniclesRay Bradbury2006
Q125 .P928 2000Prediction : science, decision making, and the future of natureDaniel R. Sarewitz; Roger A. Pielke, Jr.2000
Q181 .T87 2009Designing effective science instructionAnne Tweed2009
Q182.3 .C68 2004Science experiments by the hundredsJulia H. Cothron Ronald N. Giese; Richard J. Rezba2004
Q183.3.A1 M85 2003Multicultural science education : theory, practice, and promiseS. Maxwell Hines2003
Q183.3.A1 S3526 2008Science as inquiry in the secondary settingJulie Luft; Randy L. Bell; Julie Gess-Newsome2008
QB641 .C76 2003Magnificent MarsKen Croswell2003
QB701 .J66 2010Pluto : sentinel of the outer solar systemBarrie William Jones2010
QC173.59.S65 C6766 2014Cosmos : A Spacetime OdysseyNeil deGrasse Tyson; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc2014
QC981.8.G56 T66 2006Too hot not to handleHBO Video2006
QE721.2.E97 L37 2009Last extinctionPublic Broadcasting Service2009
OnlineMyth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars An AnthologyDouglas Brode, Leah Deyneka2012
OnlineThe ultimate Star Wars and philosophy : you must unlearn what you have learnedJason T. Eberl; Kevin S. Decker2015
OnlineStar Wars on Trial Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science-fiction Films of All TimeDavid Brin; Matthew Woodring Stover2009


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