Space Day 2004 is being celebrated throughout the world. Here’s your chance to be a part of the festivities! Check out this list of events in North America.
Eastern United States
International Space Day: Washington, DC – May 6, 2004
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate Space Day 2004 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Visitors to the event, held at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, will be able to observe demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities, and view space-related artifacts. If you cannot attend the event, check out the online broadcast of events at www.kidzonline.org/spaceday.
Virginia Air & Space Center Space Day Celebration: Hampton, VA – May 8, 2004
Celebrate Space Day at the Virginia Air and Space Center on Saturday, May 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Also meet astronaut Tom Jones, who will be signing autographs from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Maryland Science Center Space Day Celebration: Baltimore, MD – May 8, 2004
Join us at the Maryland Science Center (MSC) Saturday, May 8, to celebrate Space Day. This year we will be exploring the topic of music in space. MSC has joined NASA and four other Science Centers across the country to participate in science experiments aboard the International Space Station. Among the payloads sent to the Space Station the MSC chose a musical instrument called "chicken shake," a maraca-like instrument in the shape of an egg. Expedition 9 crewmembers, Commander Gennady Padalka and ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke will perform the "chicken shake" experiment in orbit to try to answer the question: How do you play the maracas in Space?
Midwestern United States
Blazing Galactic Trails – Mars Exploration: Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio – May 6, 2004
Students in grades 4-6 are invited to attend a special presentation in the United States Air Force Museum’s Carney Auditorium on past, present, and future explorations of Mars. Those attending will learn fun facts about Mars, robotics and space exploration. Teachers will receive information about follow-up activities for the classroom. The event will take place May 6, 2004, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
The Vision for Space Exploration: Toledo, OH – May 6-8, 2004
In celebration of Space Day 2004, NASA Glenn Research Center and the Center of Science & Industry (COSI) will explore the vision for space exploration: going to the Moon, Mars and beyond. NASA Glenn will help participants explore activities in low-Earth orbit, travel to Mars and other destinations, and develop space transportation methods.
Space Day Celebration: Cleveland, OH – May 6-9, 2004
The Great Lakes Science Center will host its 7th annual Space Day Celebration with hands-on fun the whole family will enjoy. Events will be held at the following times:
Thursday, May 6th, 10:00am
Friday, May 7th, 10:00am
Saturday, May 8th, 10:00am
Sunday, May 9th, 10:00am
Space Day Launch 2004: Sussex, WI – May 8,2004
Celebrate Space Day with the launch of large model rockets and scale models of space vehicles. The goal of this contest is to fly a rocket that carries a "Mars Lander" inside, ejects it, then touches down the lander under its own chute. The first three landers that safely land inside the area representing planet Mars will win prizes. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 8, 2004.
Western United States
Space—a Journey to our Future: Seattle, WA – May 3-9, 2004
Seattle’s Pacific Science Center will present this traveling exhibit, produced by Clear Channel Exhibitions and sponsored in part by The Space Day Foundation. The exhibit combines education with scenic environments to fuel kids’ imaginations about space exploration. It features live performances and child-friendly interactives geared for ages 9-17.
From Earth, to the Moon, on to Mars and Beyond: San Jose, CA – May 8, 2004
Join The Tech Museum of Innovation in celebrating Space Day on Saturday, May 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Learn about the impact of Sputnik and the Arms Race to the Moon on Innovation. Discover how the application of Nanotechnology will affect NASA Missions to our Solar System. Want to go to Mars? What has been learned from the latest rover missions and what might be the next steps? Find out! Try your hand at the Martian Drop & Roll or the Spuds in Space Design Challenge. Drop by the Future of Flight Multimedia Presentation from NASA Ames Research Center and so much more!
Space Day 2004 - Blazing Galactic Trails: Seattle, WA – May 6, 2004
The Museum of Flight is the regional center of activity for Space Day 2004, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. A full day of space-related activities for youth, families and adults is planned. Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar, Washington State’s first woman to fly in space, will share her space shuttle experiences with attendees at 1:15 and 7 p.m. The day’s events will also include “Starlab Planetarium” shows, “Comet and Crater” demonstrations, “Model Behavior” workshop, “Flying Gizmos” show , museum exhibits, and more.
Space Day in Calgary: Calgary, Alberta – May 6, 2004
The Calgary Science Centre will host a day of hands-on, minds-on activities for home school students in the Calgary area. The day will include presentations by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Calgary Science Centre, and an anticipated visit from a Canadian astronaut. Contact Brian Jackson, Western Canada Regional Coordinator, for more information.
Space Day at Science North: Sudbury, Ontario – May 6-7, 2004
Space Day at Science North is a day for grade 6 students. There will be 90 minutes of fun, hands-on activities, the Space Station IMAX film, and a special live presentation about space exploration. The May 6 event will be in English, the May 7 event in French. For more information, please call 705-522-3701.
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