The Oakley STEM Center was one of several sites across the world celebrating and participating in this historic landing. Curiosity at the STEM Center is presented in partnership with the Planetary Society’s Annual Planetfest in Pasadena, CA.
Experience NASA’s Newest Mars Rover “Curiosity” Landing on the Red Planet. Unlike previous rovers sent to Mars, Curiosity is a robot-chemist seeking evidence of past habitability on the Red Planet. Tennessee Tech’s Oakley STEM Center hosted a real-time viewing of the NASA Control Center coverage of the Curiosity landing: Sunday, August 5 starting at 10:30 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.Curiosity is to land at 12:31am central time (Monday).
The Oakley STEM Center is partnering with the American Kitefliers Association to offer a special workshop opportunity for kids, families and the community. Well-known Kite Specialist and Author Glenn Davison will be presenting.
Date: Monday, December 19
10:00 - 11:30am Kite Show for public with demonstrations and Q&A
11:30 -12pm Workshop "Miniature Kite Making and Flying" - Make & Take
Cost: $5 per family
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 6-9pm
Experience the wonder and majesty of the night sky on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year! Explore the mysteries of space, including seasons, planets, and more. As the night darkens we will move outside to observe the stars by telescope, hoping to answer our questions about the final frontier.
Silver Linings: My Life Before and After Challenger 7
Putnam County K-12
Illustrated Poetry Contest: Energy is Everywhere
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2011 (CCED)
Did you know that the space station orbits at a speed of 17,500 mph? This was one of many questions answered by Captain Wilmore and mission specialists Leland Melvin and Nicole Stott on Sunday during the NASA Education Downlink event.