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NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 8-14 October 2017

Hot air balloons of different sizes fill the sky.

Happy Earth Science Week, everyone. This and more in this week's roundup.

1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: It's Earth Science Week and this year's theme is "Earth and Human Activity." Did you know that the GLOBE Observer app can be used to gauge human activity and its affect on our atmosphere? When you make cloud observations, you also tell us what color the sky is and how clear the air is (visibility); this informs us about air quality. 

Be sure and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages through October 14 for daily updates and information regarding aerosols and air quality.  And in the meantime, head outside and tell us how your skies look.

2. FACEBOOK LIVE:  This Monday, we will be hosting a special Facebook Live to help kick off Earth Science Week 2017. We will be talking about aerosols and air quality with NASA scientist, Brent Holben in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the International Balloon Fiesta. You may just spot a few balloons launching as we discuss the air around you.

3. SKY COLOR: Do your kids ever ask you why the sky isn't always blue? Not sure how to answer? Don't worry we've got your back -- plus, a free storybook you can share with the kids in your life. 

4. 24 HOURS: Be sure and check out @NASA's Snapchat and Instagram story on Monday, October 9, 2017 before it disappears. GLOBE Observer will be sharing with you information about aerosols at the Balloon Fiesta. Starting Tuesday, you can also view it on our Facebook page -- we will archive it there for you to see.

5. WEEKLY VIDEO:  See cloud observation submissions from the past week on our Facebook page (link below). 



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