Science Leaning Schools in the Area:
Panther Valley School District
Minersville School District
Blue Mountain (April) School District
Philadelphia School District
Gillingham Charter School
The Dancing Dandelion (pre-K)
Crescent Academy (Wilksbarre)
Pottsville School District
Easton School District
Allentown School District
Seriously confused on why your child’s school is not on the list?
If your school is NOT on this list, it’s currently not taking advantage of the FREE Space Materials STEM program. The program costs nothing for the school. Leaving many questions on why the program is not available in your child’s school. Typically you need to call the science Curriculum Director of your school district and ask why your child is not getting the same high level education as others in the area?
If you are getting frustrated with the current War on Science. Then this monthly STEM kit that includes Meteorites is for you. It teaches Astronomy, Geology, Physics , Planetary Formation, even astrobiology.
Every Month we will send you a new package, below are some examples of previous boxes that we send out monthly.
The purpose of these kits are to teach science, in spite of the current anti-science environment. Much of the proceeds go to running the FREE STEM program for schools. It’s a good cause please support this, otherwise the anti-science team wins. Which is very bad for all of us.
Payment goes though Yooter Interactive and Paypal.
Note: Rare Earth Magnets are incredibly powerful. Please watch children when they are playing with them.
We are placing a “Stand On the Moon” Lunar Meteorite downtown Pottsville, PA in Garfield Square, we raised just under $200 over the summer. The city will help but only to an extent. I think this project is worth to Schuylkill County than just $200. Currently there is nothing, no monument or even a note that John F Kennedy stood downtown Pottsville.
The grand plan involves an Earth Rock (anthracite coal) placed 2.5 km away at Bob Weaver. Allowing an Earth-Moon 5k Race. It will be called the Apollo Run.
As a person that works with space rocks for a living. I can tell you that I never seen a space rock that looks like Oumuamua . I have physically worked with thousands of Space Rocks.
I have seen mini-barbell tektites. I have “normal” stones , I have elongated , I have near spheres and flat stones. I have never seen nor do I know how to plausibly explain the formation of a pipe in space. It’s a near miracle object in my opinion.
My thoughts on this topic are subjected to change as more information becomes available. This is my current thoughts of The European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) press release and artist rendering of this interstellar object that was detected zipping though our solar system at 26km per second. This is the light curve.
From that we can deduce the rough shape of the object. Which looks roughly like this:
This is the trajectory of Oumuamua.
Again the object is the first innerstellar object ever seen in our solar system. It’s trajectory is worth looking at as well.
Here is my problem with Oumuamua.
The object appears to be made of iron. There is very little or any dust detected around the object ruling out things like comets or “rubble pile” type asteroids. However as with any semi-solid body, say melted iron or rocks and spin it you get a barbell not a pipe.
It would look similar to Kleopatra, an asteroid in our solar system.
Maybe it ran through the atmosphere of an exoplanet or star (something with a substantial gravity well) , melted, and reformed? An incredible shot, because it would have to have been a perfect shot or tidal forces would have deformed from a pipe. If this is the case you’ll possibly find gasses trapped in the stone from that exoplanet or star.
The shape of the object alone likely can’t prove it’s artificial for example. However it’s a very weird object. I don’t know exactly what it is.
This is highly iron magnetic material from outer space….literally. The Material is made from crushed Meteorites (Providence : North West Africa XXXX) AKA: Alien Mud. This is literally the ultimate gift for Christmas, for anyone from space geeks to office executives to sit on their desk.