Earth and Space Day


Saturday, April 6
Noon - 4 p.m. 

People of all cultures throughout history have had a fascination with the night sky. The stars and planets have served as the basis for stories, mark the passage of time and are used to navigate the Earth. We know so much about our Earth and space phenomenon, however Earth and Space Day will show us how much more there is to discover about our universe!

Join us for a fun-filled day of out-of this-world activities on Saturday, April 6 from noon to 4 p.m.!

  • Expanding Universe - Use a unique tool to learn how the universe is expanding.
  • Land Cover - Experiment with the ways that water changes the Earth's landscape and how the plants covering the earth impact these changes. 
  • Observe the sun - Use a solar scope, a special tool that scientists use, to observe the sun. 
  • Static Electricity - Learn that there is static electricity on Earth, in space and other worlds. Build an electroscope to detect static electricity. 
  • Temperature Mapping - Use a special thermometer to measure how different materials absorb and reflect the sun's energy.

Activity kits were provided by National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) in conjunction with NASA. Activity facilitators are staff members of BASF, the UTC Astrophysics club, staff members of Sanofi and Miss Tennessee. Sponsored by NISE Net and NASA.