Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Space Science Day 4/25

This will be our second time here and I anticipate it to be fun (besides the drive and getting up so early). We went last year and the kids had a fun physics workshop and also got to tear up an owl pellet (kinda gross and smelly but they liked it) and identify the skeletal remains that were inside of it.

Below is the cut/paste of the whole thing;

Dear Space Enthusiast;

The attached information will help make your experience with Space Science Day on Saturday, April 25, an enjoyable one. (For those of you who have trouble opening the .pdf documents or if you are wary of attachments, below is the text including some helpful links).

Our NASA astronaut is Naoko Yamazaki. Currently, she is assigned to the crew of STS-131, targeted for launch in February 2010. Read her NASA Bio at

The day will begin at 8 a.m. at the Marsee Auditorium located at the corner of Crenshaw and Redondo Beach Blvd in Torrance. Parking is free in Lot L located on the south side of Redondo Beach Blvd. A map is attached and can also be found at or

Registration will begin for those who have reservations at 8 a.m. If you have received this email, you have a reservation. Only the first 850 people to check in will receive a lunch ticket. After you check in and pick up your lunch ticket, you will move on to select tickets for the two breakout sessions for the students only.

Important Note: Because of the demand to attend Space Science Day, we want to allow as many students as possible to participate in the breakout sessions. Therefore, parents, adults and young siblings are asked not to select tickets to the breakout sessions. Adults will be able to stand in or outside of the classrooms or you may enjoy our outside demonstrations. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Again, we want the students to access the breakout sessions.

The following breakout sessions will be repeated so students may select two of the following (more details on these breakout sessions will be available in the program which will be provided at check in):
See Tonight’s Stars, Planets and Constellations (Planetarium show)

Let’s Take a Birdwalk!

Up, Up and Away!

Paint Making – Prussian Blue (Participants must be at least 10 years old)

Get Your Hands On Chemistry

Robotics Demonstration

Ready for a Close-Up? (Telescopes)

The Buzz on Space “Bugs”

Conversation with the Astronaut

Let’s Do Launch! (rockets)

The World of Insects

Rock and Fossil Discovery Zone

Solving the Mysteries of the Owl’s Dinner

LCROSS Spacecraft Mission

Francisco’s Physics Toys

Voyage to the Stars

Egg Drop Construction

Puzzlers in Everyday Physics

Robotics Competition

After selecting your sessions, find a seat in the Marsee Auditorium by 9 a.m. for our morning presentation featuring Astronaut Yamazaki. The first breakout session will run from 10:30 to 11:15 and the second session will begin at 11:30 and end at 12:15. Lunch will follow the second session and the Egg Drop Competition will be presented during lunch.

Have a great day rain or shine!!

Robin Dreizler, Director

Outreach and School Relations

El Camino College

16007 Crenshaw Boulevard , Torrance , CA 90506

Phone: (310) 660-3487 - Mobile : (310) 710-7767 - Fax: (310) 660-6786

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