All Day: More than 50 Interactive Exhibits (A)
All Day: Watch a 55-gallon drum be crushed in an experiment demonstrating atmospheric pressure. Repeated throughout the day. (D)
All Day: Recurring Planetarium shows on the Bryce Jordan Center Arena Floor (A)
11:00am: Question & Answer session with former NASA Astronauts (A)
12:00pm: Learn how to launch your own model rocket (B)
1:00pm: See a high altitude balloon take flight (C)
3:00pm: Dueling rocket launch by the Student Space Programs Laboratory (SSPL) and the University Student Launch Initiative (USLI). Launch will be weather dependent. (E)
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
Pennsylvania Space Astrobiology Research Center
Biomedical Sciences Club
Penn State Ice and Climate Exploration
Astronomy and Astrophysics Department
Food Science Club
International Year of Astronomy Ambassador
The Center for Science and the Schools
Plant Reproduction Biology Group
Academic Space Alliance Schools
School of Forest Resources
Alpha Chi Sigma
NASA Swift Gamma Ray Burst Explorer Mission
PSU Dept. of Meteorology
Center for Nanoscale Science
PSU Adv. Vehicles Tech. Team
Society of Physics Students
The Student Space Programs Laboratory
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - Intelligent Vehicles and Systems Group
PSU Mars Society
Aerospace Engineering Department
NASA PA Space Grant Consortium
Nittany Chemical Society
Department of Nutrition
State 4-H Program
Entomology "Bug Room"
Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum
Central PA Observers Astro Club
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Eberly College of Science -
(A) Question & Answer session with former NASA Astronauts
What: Former NASA astronauts will give a brief presentation on what it is to be an astronaut. This will be followed by a Question and Answer period where children will get to ask questions.
Where: Arena floor
(B) Learn how to launch your own model rocket (TENTATIVE)
What: See a demonstration on how to launch your own model rocket that can be found at any hobby store.
Where: On the lawn southeast of the Bryce Jordan Center
(C) See a high altitude balloon take flight
What: Faculty and grad students from Temple University will release a high altitude balloon and then track its journey across Pennsylvania from a “command center” in the Bryce Jordan Center
Where: Launch will take place one mile east of the Bryce Jordan Center and the command center will be in the concourse of the BJC
(D) Watch a 55-galloon barrel be crushed by atmospheric pressure
What: An experiment demonstrating atmospheric pressure will crush a 55-gallon drum.
Where: On the lawn northwest of the Bryce Jordan Center, under the electronic sign.
(E) Dueling rocket launch
What: Penn State organizations, the Student Space Programs Laboratory (SSPL) and the University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) will both launch rockets that could reach up to 2,000 feet. Pick a team and see if your rocket wins!
Where: Launch will take place one mile east of the Bryce Jordan Center
(A) Planetarium - all day
There will be two mobile planetariums on the arena floor. One will be available for you to walk through at your own pace and the other will have schedule showings of an educational presentation on constellations.
The planetarium shows will be first come first served so get there early for the show you wish to attend.
The planetarium will present "Stories of the Stars: The Mythology Behind Constellations". Shows will run every half an hour starting at 10:00am and the last show will begin at 2:30.