While the team built the spacecraft, others were out in the community telling the public about the Deep Impact mission. Take a look at our scrapbook of special events and efforts and see if you get an idea for something to do in your community.
Pennies for Education
Students gather pennies to match the mass of copper in the impactor.
The Deep Impact mission has its own ice cream - Comet Crunch.
Small Telescope Science Program (STSP)
Astronomers with small telescopes track Tempel 1.
Track Comet Tempel 1
Learn how to track Comet Tempel 1 through a telescope.
Meet Gary Emerson
Learn how the Small Telescope Science Program got started.
Teachers are TOPS
Teachers learned about a special telescope so they could observe the encounter with their students.
Wilhelm Tempel's Home Town
Visit with our team who traveled to the home town of the man who discovered Tempel 1.
DIPSTIC: Funny Name, Fantastic Program
What is the DIPSTIC program? Check it out and see their plans for encounter.
Solar System Educator Program
Meet our master teachers who provide training on comets for other teachers.
Solar System Ambassadors
Meet the nearly 500 men and women who give talks about the Deep Impact mission to the public.