Tag: Flagstaff Festival of Science

NASA almost didn’t film the first moon landing

| May 13, 2019
NASA almost didn’t film the first moon landing

NASA first landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago when the Apollo 11 astronauts touched down on July 20, 1969. One region of the country played a special role in training for that historic mission. A half century later, Flagstaff, Arizona, is still celebrating. Michelle Miller reports.

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Through December 2019 — Lunar Legacy Series

| May 13, 2019
Through December 2019 — Lunar Legacy Series

The Lunar Legacy Lecture Series  is presented at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of Every Month at Coconino Community College, 2800 S. Lone Tree Road, Flagstaff.The next event is:May 15 — Lunar Lecture Series- Ben Carver & Ian Hough — Learn about the historical significance of Flagstaff’s Apollo training sites

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April 10 — Flagstaff Festival of Science’s Lunar Legacy Series presents — ‘Telling Time by the Moon’

| April 8, 2019
April 10 — Flagstaff Festival of Science’s Lunar Legacy Series presents — ‘Telling Time by the Moon’

The Flagstaff Festival of Science will present the Lunar Legacy Lecture Series program —Telling Time by the Moon, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Coconino Community College, Lone Tree Campus.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science update for March 12 — ‘One Small Step for Humankind, One Giant Leap for a Small Company’ on March 13

| March 11, 2019
Flagstaff Festival of Science update for March 12 — ‘One Small Step for Humankind, One Giant Leap for a Small Company’ on March 13

Hear how a local company, W. L. Gore & Associates, played a key role in the success of the Apollo mission and man’s first walk on the moon in 1969.

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Apollo 16 astronaut will be keynote speaker for 10-day Flagstaff Festival of Science celebration Sept. 20-29. Applications are open to host a program for the festival now or to provide science education outreach to schools throughout the year

| March 4, 2019
Apollo 16 astronaut will be keynote speaker for 10-day Flagstaff Festival of Science celebration Sept. 20-29. Applications are open to host a program for the festival now or to provide science education outreach to schools throughout the year

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s involvement grows with selection of Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie as a Festival board member

Charlie Duke, the 10th and youngest person to ever walk on the moon, will be the W.L Gore & Associates keynote speaker at the opening of the 10-day Flagstaff Festival of Science. Duke, who served as the Apollo 16 lunar module pilot in 1972, trained in Flagstaff with other Apollo astronauts, maneuvering a lunar rover prototype over rough volcanic terrain and in and out of a simulated crater field north of the city.

… CCC&Y, which will once again present its STEAM-themed Early Childhood Fair during the science festival and will take an active part in the festival planning this year with the addition of Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie as a festival board member.

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Feb. 13 — Flagstaff Festival of Science to present ‘From the Mountain to the Moon’

| February 11, 2019
Feb. 13 — Flagstaff Festival of Science to present ‘From the Mountain to the Moon’

The Flagstaff Festival of Science will present the Lunar Legacy Lecture Series program — From the Mountain to the Moon, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Coconino Community College, Lone Tree Campus.

Scientists with the US Geological Survey throughout the Apollo missions, Drs. Ivo and Baerbel Lucchitta, offer a personal account of the historical role of the Flagstaff’s Astrogeology Center (USGS) in the exploration of the moon.

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2018 Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair makes successful entry to Flagstaff Festival of Science

| October 3, 2018
2018 Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair makes successful entry to Flagstaff Festival of Science

Hundreds of parents and children streamed into the Commons area of Flagstaff High School for the 8th Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair held on June 29.

The fair, which was traditionally held during the Spring, was moved to the Fall to coincide with the annual Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 21 through 30).

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Science in the Park helps kick off 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science

| September 26, 2018
Science in the Park helps kick off 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science

Even before the official opening time of 10 a.m., young people at Wheeler Park in Flagstaff were busy peeking at a variety of science experiments, climbing onboard heavy construction equipment and running from table to table to view science exhibits during the 2018 Science in the Park held Sept. 22.

The 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science, “Accelerating into the Future,” continues through Sept. 30 at various locations in Flagstaff.

New this year to the festival will be the Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair — “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at at Flagstaff High School, 400 W. Elm St., Flagstaff.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science begins with Keynote Presentation on Sept. 21, Science in the Park on Sept. 22

| September 19, 2018
Flagstaff Festival of Science begins with Keynote Presentation on Sept. 21, Science in the Park on Sept. 22

The 2018 Flagstaff Festival of Science, “Accelerating into the Future,” will explore the astounding changes our lives may take in the next few years. 

The FREE, award-winning 10-day Festival, Sept. 21 – 30, 2018, will showcase signature events such as Science in the Park (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Wheeler Park, 212 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff) and SCI Talks, as well as field trips, guided interpretive hikes, archaeological digs, hands-on workshops, panel discussions and presentations.

The W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation: “Self Driving Vehicles: Accelerating into the Future,” features Raj Rajkumar, Ph.D., professor of Electrical/ Computer Engineering, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium. 

Free tickets at the door for first-come, first served. Or pick up or print out tickets in advance through the NAU Central Ticket Office (nau.edu/cto; 928-523-5661).

(New this year to the festival will be the Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair — “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at at Flagstaff High School, 400 W. Elm St., Flagstaff. Vendors still needed. CLICK HERE for the vendor registration form and HERE for more information. Vendors interested in participating in the fair can send their completed registration forms to earlychildhoodfair@gmail.com)

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Festival of Science: Science in the Park

| September 16, 2018
Festival of Science: Science in the Park

Kick off the 2018 Festival of Science with Flagstaff Festival of Science during the Science in the Park event at Wheeler Park! Check out the fun open space activities in addition to many awesome STEM activities with various organizations in the community.

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