Daily Archives: April 30, 2009

Free Space Day Event at Museum of Flight – May 7, 2009

On May 7, the Museum of Flight will celebrate Space Day with free evening admission and special space-related activities to nurture young peoples’ enthusiasm for the wonders of the Universe through special space-related activities.

The festivities will take place from 5-9 p.m. Local astronomy clubs will also be present and eager to answer questions . The program is part of the museum’s First Free Thursday, supported by Wells Fargo.

For more information, go to  http://www.museumofflight.org/event/space-day-2009

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2009 Career Day at Space Center Houston – May 8, 2009

Visit Space Center Houston on May 8, 2009, for the second annual Career Day.

Representatives from NASA and NASA contractors will be on hand to give students information on careers at NASA — everything from robotic engineers to flight surgeons to materials scientists to astronauts and much more. Help get your students ready and excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

Eileen Collins, the first female space shuttle commander, is now a program manager for GB Tech. She will be at their booth promoting careers at NASA through GB Tech. Other companies and groups participating in the event include: NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace Academy, Wyle, Hamilton Sundstrand, Barrios Technology, Jacobs Engineering, USA Spaceops and Oceaneering.

Career Day booths will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Space Center Houston is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For information, visit http://www.spacecenter.org/SchoolVisitsSpecialDays.html

Space Day – May 1, 2009

Space Day, an annual event on the first Friday in May, celebrates space exploration and the advances made because of our study of space. Visit the official Space Day website for space exploration facts, games, posters, and events. A Space Day Tool Kit is available for download. The kit includes lesson plans and event ideas to help you host your own Space Day celebration.

Visit the Space day website at http://www.spaceday.org/

Celebrate Astronomy Day at OMSI in Portland OR – May 2, 2009

OMSI CELEBRATES ASTRONOMY DAY
May 2, 2009

Visitors at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will be star struck on May 2 as they learn about latest from meteorites, constellations, universe and telescopes during Astronomy Day Celebration 2009. Astronomy Day is a worldwide event designed to promote public awareness and interest in International Year of Astronomy 2009.

Astronomy representatives from around the state will be at OMSI during the celebration, including the Rose City Astronomers Club, Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers, Oregon Parks and Recreation, Sunriver Observatory, Portland State University’s Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory. Safely view the surface of the sun through special filtered telescopes with help from experts. Get a free star chart and be ready to view the stars, planets and more from your own backyard. OMSI’s Astronomy Day 2009 is included with general museum admission.

For more information, visit the OMSI website at http://www.omsi.edu/

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