Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Michigan Science Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a full day of space activities! From planetarium shows and solar viewing to special guest speakers and a crater drop, this is a party you won’t want to miss. Build your own Egg-pollo 11 lander to safely drop an egg to the ground and hop around in the moon bounce! Dress up in your best space-themed costume for reduced admission.
Tuesday, July 16
Join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. On July 16, 1969, the Saturn V moon rocket launched from Cape Canaveral carrying Commander Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin to the moon. In commemoration, we’ll build and launch our own rockets, then record and share our results.
Super Blood Wolf Moon (January 20) .
Discover the universe in all its wonder in our Dassault Systèmes Planetarium, featuring a 50-foot-wide, three-story-high dome. Don’t miss our newest planetarium show, Our Place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.
Marvel at the wonders of the universe as you explore the history of human space travel, learn about rocket technology, tour the galaxy, travel to the sun and more.
The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit is presented in collaboration with NASA and the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). The exhibit is an engaging and interactive museum experience about Earth and space science for family audiences.
MiSci is pleased to offer professional training for informal educators on space concepts, plus a micro-grant to support community events. The program’s goal is to generate authentic and long-lasting interest for youth in space missions and planetary sciences.
If you are accepted into the program, you will be asked to attend a training session at MiSci. Following the training, you will host at least one event with an Apollo 11 or other space theme. After your event, you will complete a report to describe how funding was spent and details of your event.
This workshop is open to informal educators in Southeast Michigan. The workshop will take place at MiSci on May 9. To apply, please complete the application here.
*This program is funded in part by the Michigan Space Grant Consortium NASA grant #NNX15AJ20H and the Community Telecommunications Network, a 501(c)(3) private non-profit corporation serving Southeast Michigan.