STEAM Saturday – Space Telescope Milestone, Remembering Eugene Parker, and the Atlanta Science Festival


STEAM Saturday
Space Telescope Milestone, Remembering Eugene Parker, and the Atlanta Science Festival
March 19, 2022

In this edition, we look at a Webb Space Telescope milestone and remember Eugene Parker, the namesake for NASA’s solar probe.


NASA – NASA’s Webb Reaches Alignment Milestone, Optics Working Successfully (Mar 16, 2022)
Following the completion of critical mirror alignment steps, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team expects that Webb’s optical performance will be able to meet or exceed the science goals the observatory was built to achieve.

Scientific American – Eugene Parker, Namesake of NASA’s Sun-Touching Spacecraft, Dies at Age 94 (Mar 17, 2022)
The eminent astrophysicist changed the way we view our home star. – NASA’s new moon rocket, its most powerful ever, rolls out for 1st time (Mar 18, 2022)
The Artemis 1 moon rocket is NASA’s first Space Launch System booster.

Scientific American – Even Mild COVID Can Increase the Risk of Heart Problems (Mar 16, 2022)
Scientists are just starting to unravel the disease’s long-term cardiac effects.

NPR – A man who got the 1st pig heart transplant has died after 2 months (Mar 9, 2022)
The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced.

Atlanta Science Festival For my local readers, the Atlanta Science Festival is being held from March 12 to March 26, 2022. The Atlanta Science Festival is an annual celebration of the world-class learning and STEM career opportunities in metro Atlanta, featuring 100+ engaging events for curious kids and adults at venues all across the region.


The Science & Entertainment Exchange – The Science & Entertainment Exchange is a program of the National Academy of Sciences that provides entertainment industry professionals with access to top scientists and engineers to help bring the reality of cutting-edge science to creative and engaging storylines.

PBS Space Time – PBS Space Time explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth.


Today I Found Out – Today I Found Out is a place to learn something new and interesting every day, brought to the internet by a host of various scientific contributors.

Becky Stern – Becky Stern is a maker living in NYC– making and sharing are her two biggest passions!



Kyle Hill – Kyle Hill is a science educator with degrees in civil and environmental engineering and science communication. He previously hosted the popular Because Science YouTube series, but now runs The Facility.

Megaprojects – Megaprojects is a YouTube channel which goes into detail on the history about all of humanities greatest achievements and structures.



Charlie the Maker – A woodturner and artist based in the United Kingdom (and the son of Nick Zammeti), Charlie focuses on projects that artists of any age can accomplish.

Ben’s Worx – Ben is a maker from Queensland, Australia who has always had an interest in woodworking. He makes all kinds of things from wood, metal, plastics, and epoxy resin, and loves to experiment in the name of entertainment.



Alex Yard & Knuckles – Enjoy some video game music theory videos with Alex Yard.

8-bit Music Theory – This YouTuber love music, video games, and analyzing and talking about music from video games. He promises that if you are a big nerd, you’ll love it too!


Frank Howarth – A Portland, Oregon based architect and woodworker, Frank Howarth uses stop-motion animation to demonstrate his design and building process for a variety of projects and art pieces.

Glen and Friends – Glen and Julie Powell of Toronto host this look into recipes from the Depression Era, including if those recipes still work or can be improved in the modern day. It’s a great look into history and how cooking is both science and art.

Corridor Crew – Corridor Digital is an American production studio based in Los Angeles, known for creating pop-culture-related viral online short-form videos since 2010, as well as producing and directing the Battlefield-inspired web series Rush and the YouTube Premium series Lifeline.

TED Talks – TED Conferences, LLC is an American media organization that posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages. TED also manages TED-Ed and TEDx forums.

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope that something inspired you to get out there and explore the universe.


STEAM Saturday is a celebration of curiosity and imagination through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, the very building blocks of the universe around us.

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