Welcome to SPOT
The Space Public Outreach Team (SPOT) provides FREE
presentations about current NASA missions and research to
Montana schools, youth programs, and community groups. The
offices at Montana State University in Bozeman and
University of Montana in Missoula sends presenters to
schools and communities across the
The focus of the program is professional training for higher
education student presenters with mentoring by STEM graduate
student managers. Through this program higher education
students utilize unique NASA content to become inspirational
STEM role models for K-12 students and teachers.
This year there are three SPOT shows available: Listening
to the Universe
explores our universe with
gravitational waves, a new and exciting tool scientist at
Montana State University
hope to be using in the
near future. Life in the Universe
the Solar System through the eyes of an scientist. Learn
about the search for new life and how Montana scientists are
contributing to this search and take a simulated trip as a
physicist, astronaut, physician or engineer to explore some
of the places most suited for life in our solar system.
Finally, Eye on the Big Sky II
explores our night
sky as we learn about constellations and deep sky objects
that can be see easily in Montana. More information about
each show is available on our
The interactive SPOT presentations utilize slides, videos,
animations, iClickers (depending on group size) and an
inquisitive approach to relay the excitement of new
discoveries in space science. NASA research and careers here
in Montana are highlighted in each show. Presentations can
be done in a classroom or assembly setting, as long as a
screen or blank wall and an electrical outlet are available.
Each show lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Participating teachers will receive NASA related activities,
brochures and other materials they can use in their
Click here to
request a show!