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SpaceCrafts: Making a Hubble Space Telescope Costume

  • By Maggie Masetti
  • November 30, 2015
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You may have seen our recent blog post by a high school friend of Maggie’s who helped her son make a James Webb Space Telescope costume for Halloween this year. When the Schoellners put together a Hubble costume, we had to ask them for a “how to” – so now … Continue Reading →


Oren and his brother

SpaceCrafts: Making a James Webb Space Telescope Costume

  • By Maggie Masetti
  • November 12, 2015
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Note: A childhood friend of mine came for a visit this summer with her science-obsessed seven-year-old, Oren. He was so taken with what he saw that he wanted a James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) costume for Halloween. They did such a nice job with it (and the accompanying Ariane 5 … Continue Reading →


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Contest: 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Contest Results

  • By Maggie Masetti
  • November 21, 2014
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Thank you so much for your entries for our space/science Halloween costume contest! We were really sorry to not be able to hold the contest last year, and this year, it took us a bit to get the go-ahead. Though we aren’t able to have kids participate at this time, … Continue Reading →


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SpaceCrafts: Realistic Rockets and Other Adventures in Space Costuming for Kids…

  • By Maggie Masetti
  • November 4, 2014
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Last year at Halloween, Dirk Schoellner tweeted a shot of one of his sons dressed up for Halloween – as the James Webb Space Telescope costume. We, of course loved it, so the Schoellners did a tutorial for us about how they built it. This was not their first year … Continue Reading →


On October 8, 2014, active regions on the sun gave it the appearance of a jack-o'-lantern. This image is a blend of 171 and 193 ångström light as captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

Spooky Astronomy, part 5

Welcome back for Spooky Astronomy! Over the years, we’ve shared our favorite Halloween-ish images to get into the spirit [no pun intended] of the season! Past Spooky Astronomy posts: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Here are a few fresh images for this year: Jack-o’-lantern! It was nice of the sun to … Continue Reading →


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Our 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Contest

  • By Maggie Masetti
  • October 27, 2014
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That’s right, it’s back! A little late, but better than never! We weren’t able to hold this last year due to the timing of the shutdown, but we’ve gotten the go ahead to have our costume contest this year. I know we didn’t give you all much time to plan, … Continue Reading →


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Reminder: Show Us Your Space Costumes!

  • By Maggie Masetti
  • November 12, 2013
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Just a reminder now that we’re past Halloween… if you dressed up in a space or astronomy-themed costume, please share your photos with us! To get you inspired, here is how Dirk Schoellner’s kids, Brian and Eric, looked on Halloween, all dressed up for Trick-or-treating, as Dr. Von Braun and … Continue Reading →


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Spooky Astronomy, part 4

It’s one of my favorites times of year – the Halloween season! And with Halloween comes our annual Spooky Astronomy post. This time I’ve been saving images up all year, so hopefully you’ll see something new! A grinning one-eyed skull? Actually a complex planetary nebula around a dying star. Credit: … Continue Reading →


JWST costume

SpaceCrafts: Build your own JWST costume!

For the past couple of years, we’ve run a Halloween costume contest – and we’ve seen some pretty amazing costumes! We also occasionally get a peek at costumes (in-progress and finished) on Twitter or Facebook… and when the Schoellner family tweeted a shot of their JWST costume, we knew we … Continue Reading →


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Show us your space-themed costumes!

Unfortunately we’re not able to host our annual Halloween costume contest this year… but we still want to see your NASA/space/astronomy-themed costumes! We’ve set up a Flickr group that you can add your costumes to: add your photos here! We’d love to feature some of them in an upcoming blog … Continue Reading →


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