Tag: Flagstaff Festival of Science

Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sept. 29

| September 24, 2019
Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sept. 29

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 is included in festival’s passport.  FLAGSTAFF — The Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sunday, Sept. 29 with a variety of events through the region. Some of the events include: Roving on Mars Ken Herkenhoff, Ph.D., USGS 5 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. […]

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Education Spotlight: Youth unleash their inner scientist at ‘Science in the Park.” See more local education news here

| September 23, 2019
Education Spotlight: Youth unleash their inner scientist at ‘Science in the Park.” See more local education news here

Children building bird nests and digging through mud to build structures, peering through microscopes and telescopes and finally looking up to skies in awe as they watch a fleet of bottle rockets take flight — all this could be found during the annual Flagstaff Festival of Science’s “Science in the Park” event held Sept. 21 at Wheeler Park near downtown Flagstaff.

More than 50 organizations, including Lowell Observatory, the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, took part in the annual event providing hands-on demonstrations large and small. Young people had the chance to climb onboard large earth moving equipment, practice their fire fighting skills with a mini fire hose, watch a Lunar Rover replica robot cruise around the park.

More Flagstaff Festival of Science events are scheduled through Sept. 29.

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Education Spotlight: ‘Science in the Park’ returns Sept. 21 to downtown Flagstaff. See more local education news here

| September 16, 2019
Education Spotlight: ‘Science in the Park’ returns Sept. 21 to downtown Flagstaff. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Festival of Science will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff.

Check out the Lunar Rover replica robot created and demonstrated by local teen CocoNuts! Explore other worlds in 3D with planetary geologists, get muddy with archaeologists, fix holes in hearts with engineers in the Gore tent and count down to a rocket launch at 1 p.m. Today you’re a scientist!

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Connections Spotlight: Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 20-29) kicks off with overflow space for Live-Streaming of Apollo Astronaut Talk on Sept. 20

| September 16, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sept. 20-29) kicks off with overflow space for Live-Streaming of Apollo Astronaut Talk on Sept. 20

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 is included in festival’s passport. Free tickets also available for NAU’s Kitt Recital Hall

FLAGSTAFF — As the Flagstaff Festival of Science prepares to go To the Moon and Beyond during its 30th anniversary season, the W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation featuring Apollo 16 astronaut General Charlie Duke at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, is sold out for seating in Northern Arizona University’s Ardrey Auditorium. In an effort to make Duke’s talk as accessible as possible, the Festival is live-streaming the keynote for the first time ever on YouTube and creating overflow space in NAU’s nearby Kitt Recital Hall, where the presentation can be viewed on two screens.

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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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