jeff goldstein – classroom as frame of mind

jeff goldstein bw

a sacred trust a classroom


Jeff Goldstein is a nationally recognized science educator and planetary scientist who has dedicated his career to the public understanding of science and the joys of learning. As Center Director for the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, Dr. Goldstein oversees programs that engage entire communities, train3,000 teachers annually, and emphasize family learning. He led the inter-organizational team that permanently installed the Voyage model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC, in front of the Smithsonian. It reveals Earth’s place-our place-in space. The Voyage National Program is permanently installing replicas in 100 communities world-wide. 

Dr. Goldstein was at the National Air and Space Museum for 8 years, departing in 1996 as acting Chair of the Lab for Astrophysics. He was on the senior staff at Challenger Center 1996-2005. In 2005 he created the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education. Visit Jeff at

interview by Kauffman Foundation:

we are born to explore

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