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Join us at the Intrepid Museum for the fourth annual Space & Science Festival! Hear an astronaut's stories about flying into space, experience the movement of satellites in real time, and glimpse into the future of space exploration, all during this four-day celebration of science, art and innovation!

Throughout the festival, enjoy displays and activities by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Final Frontier Design, FIRST Robotics and our other partners, as well as special Tour Guide Talks and demos from the Museum’s stellar team of educators! And don’t forget to check out HUBBLE@25 in the Space Shuttle Pavilion, an exhibition celebrating 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope.




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Thursday, July 23

Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope
12:30pm & 2:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be repaired and upgraded in Earth orbit. This 15-minute illustrated talk covers the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images.

Tour Guide Talk: Launching into History: Mercury
1:45pm, Hangar 1

Summer Movie Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
7:30pm, Flight Deck
Join us on the flight deck for the next feature in our free Summer Movie Series. Special guest Steve Howell, an astrophysicist who searches for Earth-like planets for NASA's Kepler and K2 missions, will introduce the movie!

 

 

Friday, July 24

Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope
12:30pm & 2:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be repaired and upgraded in Earth orbit. This 15-minute illustrated talk covers the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images.

Tour Guide Talk: Light This Candle [NEW]
1:45pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion1:45pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion

Free Family Astronomy Night
6:45pm–10:00pm, Flight Deck & Space Shuttle Pavilion
What do scientists think about alien life? Find out from special guest Steve Howell, an astrophysicist for NASA who searches for Earth-like planets. Imagine life in space, and look into the night sky with telescopes on the flight deck. Then marvel at Space Panorama, a performance by Andrew Dawson that tells the story of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.
    7:30pm: Presentation by Steve Howell
    8:15pm: Space Panorama by Andrew Dawson

 

 

Saturday, July 25

Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development
8:30am–3:00pm, Michael Tyler Fisher Center for Education
Celebrate the integration of science and the arts at this free professional development opportunity for teachers. More information coming soon!

Pier Displays
10:00am–6:00pm, Pier 86
Activities and displays by FIRST Robotics, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, Con Edison, Museum educators, Town of Ramapo Challenger Center and Coca-Cola.

Display by Final Frontier Design
10:00am–6:00pm, Hangar 3
Based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Final Frontier Design is developing aerospace safety garments for the next generation of space travel—heralded now by private companies venturing into space exploration. Learn how spacesuits are made and try on Final Frontier Design's latest prototype gloves.

Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope
Noon & 3:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be repaired and upgraded in Earth orbit. This 15-minute illustrated talk covers the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images.

Intergalactic Travel Bureau: Cosmic Vacations
Noon–5:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
Plan the holiday experience of a lifetime—on another planet! Rock climbing on Mars? Skiing on Pluto? This interactive science theater features “travel agents” and astronomers who use real data to create a personalized vacation in space just for you. See the world in a whole new way!

Space Panorama
12:30pm & 3:30pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
Andrew Dawson re-creates the entire 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing with nothing more than his hands, a table and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 10. This magical performance takes us from Houston to the moon and returns us safely to Earth, and the deftness of Dawson’s hands conveys the colossal distances and risks involved. (40 min.)

Steve Howell & Bill Yosses: The Interplanetary Kitchen
1:00pm, Hangar 3
How often do you think about gravity while enjoying a delicious chocolate soufflé? Join NASA astrophysicist Steve Howell and former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses as they launch gourmet cuisine into outer space. Discover why the physical laws that make desserts delicious also shed light on exoplanets hundreds of light-years away. As pastry chefs battle gravity to create desserts, astronomers use it to observe and understand the universe. (45 min.)

Tour Guide Talk: Launching into History: Mercury
1:45pm, Hangar 1

Presentation by Final Frontier Design
2:30pm, Hangar 3
Imagine wearing a real spacesuit, performing the tasks of an astronaut and piloting your own craft on the moon.

 

Sunday, July 26

Pier Displays
10:00am–6:00pm, Pier 86
Activities and displays by FIRST Robotics, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Con Edison, Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, Museum educators and Coca-Cola.

Final Frontier Design
10:00am-6:00pm, Hangar 3
Based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Final Frontier Design is developing aerospace safety garments for the next generation of space travel—heralded now by private companies venturing into space exploration. Learn how spacesuits are made and try on Final Frontier Design's latest prototype gloves.

Tour Guide Talk: Focus on Hubble: The Challenge to Improve Our Greatest Telescope
11:30pm & 3:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
The Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be repaired and upgraded in Earth orbit. This 15-minute illustrated talk covers the five bold servicing missions made by space shuttle crews and the scientific discoveries behind Hubble’s spectacular images. .

Space Panorama
Noon, Space Shuttle Pavilion
Andrew Dawson re-creates the entire 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing with nothing more than his hands, a table and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 10. This magical performance takes us from Houston to the moon and returns us safely to Earth, and the deftness of Dawson’s hands conveys the colossal distances and the risks involved. (40 min.)

Intergalactic Travel Bureau: Cosmic Vacations
Noon–5:00pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion
Plan the holiday experience of a lifetime—on another planet! Rock climbing on Mars? Skiing on Pluto? This interactive science theater features “travel agents” and astronomers who use real data to create a personalized vacation in space just for you. See the world in a whole new way!

Meet the Pilot: Former NASA astronaut Pamela Melroy
1:00pm, Lutnick Theater
Former NASA astronaut Pamela Melroy shares her experiences with journalist Lynn Sherr. Melroy is one of only two women who commanded the space shuttle. She piloted two shuttle missions—STS-92 in 2000 and STS-112 in 2002—and logged more than 38 days in space. A former test pilot in the U.S. Air Force and a veteran of Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, she has more than 200 combat and combat support hours. Her impressive career includes serving as crew module lead for the Columbia Reconstruction Project, deputy project manager for the Columbia Crew Survival Investigation and branch chief for the Orion Branch of the Astronaut Office. In 2013, she joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Book Signing: Lynn Sherr
2:30pm, Hangar 3
Lynn Sherr signs copies of her book Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space. An award-winning broadcaster and best-selling author, Sherr spent more than 30 years at ABC News, including more than 20 years as a correspondent with 20/20. Her newest book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, was a New York Times science best seller, was named one of the Washington Post’s best books of the year, and was a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards for history and biography.

Presentation by Final Frontier Design
2:30pm, Hangar 3
Imagine wearing a real spacesuit, performing the tasks of an astronaut and piloting your own craft on the moon.

Alan Stern: New Horizons
3:30pm, Hangar 3
Alan Stern, principal investigator for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, shares exciting findings from the Pluto flyby of July 14, 2015. If all goes according to plan, the data received will give us the first detailed images of Pluto and its moons. Scientists hope to find answers to basic questions about the surface properties, geology, interior makeup and atmospheres of these bodies—the first ice dwarf planet and its moons to be visited by a spacecraft.

Tour Guide Talk: Light This Candle [NEW]
1:45pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion1:45pm, Space Shuttle Pavilion

 

Activities on Pier 86 are free to the public.
Schedule is subject to change

 
 
 
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