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Map of Scheduled Events

Details of Scheduled Events

(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
When: 11:00am

(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
When: 12:00pm

(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
When: 1:00pm

(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.
When: 2:00pm

(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
When: 3:00pm

(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.