In 2009, the White House held an Astronomy Night to get students dreaming big and pursuing careers in science. Well, that event is back -- and this time, you can tune in. The White House will livestream parts of its second-ever Astronomy Night starting at 7:35PM ET, including President Obama's statements. It won't be the same as stargazing on the South Lawn, but it might inspire you (or your kids) to learn more about space. Importantly, the government is backing up this event with action. NASA is teaming with students and enthusiasts to find targets for the James Webb Space Telescope, and there are projects underway to foster math and science education beyond the classroom.
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