PUBLIC EVENTS

Saturday, April 22nd
11:00am to 3:00pm

Blast Off to New Adventures!

From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 22nd, the public is invited to participate in exciting free hands-on Space Science activities in celebration of Space Day!

Space Day activities will be located in the lobby of the Science Spectrum and will include activities not only about Space, but science, math, engineering and technology.

Those visiting the Science Spectrum will be able to participate in various “Space Science” hands-on activities, see live Space Demonstrations, attend SpaceBubble planetarium shows, and even learn how Astronauts live, work, and eat in space! 

Space Day 2017 will feature special guest speaker Arthur Puccetti, retired NASA Mission Control Director for 10 unmanned missions and the Apollo 8, 10 & 12 manned missions as well as a Mission Manager for 14 Space Shuttle missions. Mr. Puccetti is a retired Aerospace Engineer with over 40 years of private corporate and NASA experience. Mr. Puccetti will give a free 45 minute presentation with Q&A from his experiences working at NASA in the OMNI Theater at 12:00 noon.  This special presentation will be immediately followed by a special screening of the film The Search for life in Space, http://macgillivrayfreeman.com/project/the-search-for-life-in-space/, in the OMNI Theater at 1:00pm. Standard ticket rates for OMNI films will apply to this screening.

Space Day celebrates the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities of Space exploration and the practical application of experimentation conducted in Space. The ultimate goal of Space Day is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education by nurturing people’s enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe and inspiring them to continue the stellar work of today’s space explorers.

Space Day is being held as a part of the Explore Science: Earth & Space collaboration between the National Informal STEM Education Network and NASA.  More info. about Space Day is available online at www.sciencespectrum.org

The Search for Life in Space will show at 1:00pm and 2:00pm on Saturday, April 22nd.  Standard rates for museum admission and OMNI Theater tickets will apply.

*Free Space Day activities will be located in the lobby.