South Dakota/NASA Space Days 2001
"A Space Odyssey in Rapid City"
May 4-6, 2001
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center - Rapid City, SD
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Sponsored by the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium and Johnson Space Center
Free to the Public!
BROCHURE - For ALL Space Days Activities (in Adobe "pdf" format)
BROCHURE - For 4 Teacher-Training Workshops (in Adobe "pdf" format)
Space Days Registration List
Announcement to Teachers, Parents, and Youth Leaders
See and Experience the New
"International Space Station Traveling Exhibit"
Click Here for Photo of Exterior of ISS Trailers
SD Space Grant Consortium:
Institutional Members: SDSM&T,
SDSU, Augustana College, EROS Data Center
Industrial Affiliates, Educational Affiliates
Friday, May 4, 2001
(8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - All SD Schools Invited
Proclaimed South Dakota "Space Day" by Governor William J. Janklow
and Space Day in Rapid City by Mayor Jim Shaw
Astronaut Speaker: Col. Charles "Sam" Gemar, a native South Dakotan, will speak at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. For more information on Col. Gemar's distinguished career, click here.
Loads of Exhibits depicting Space and Earth Science (All Day)
Also Featuring Johnson Space Center's New, Very Large
"International Space Station (ISS)" Traveling Exhibit! (All Day. Note: Tickets required for ISS exhibit)
StarLab Planetarium shows (several
30 minute shows throughout the day)
- 5:30 p.m.: VIP Reception/Dinner (invitation only)
Saturday, May 5, 2001 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Exhibits, including ISS Exhibit, Open to Public
Astronaut Col. Sam Gemar speaks again at 10:00 a.m.
Free "Teacher-Training" Workshops: Click
here for BROCHURE
To register for any of the following free workshops, send your name, address, phone number and school affiliation to Tom Durkin, SD Space Grant Consortium (605-394-1975). Click Here for Workshop Registration List.
1a) Mars Exploration
(10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Room 205 of Civic Center)
1b) Small Bodies of the Solar System (1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Room 205 of Civic Center)
Instructor: Jami Stone, certified by NASA's Solar System Educator Program
2) "What's New at the
NASA Educator Resource Center" (10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Room 206 of Civic Center).
Teachers will learn about the extensive, free resources at the NASA
Educator Resource Centers (NASA ERC's) located in Sioux Falls at the Kirby Science Center
and in Spearfish at Black Hills State Univ.
Instructors: Brian Dzwonek, Education Manager: Kirby Science Center NASA Educator Resource Center
Laurie Barnaud, Materials Coordinator: Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education and NASA ERC, Black Hills State Univ.
Perspectives on the Environment from Mother Earth to the Heavens: What is in the
Heavens is on Mother Earth, and What's on Mother Earth is in the Heavens"
(11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Rooms 201/202 of Civic Center) -
This workshop will also include a presentation on Lakota constellations in the StarLab
Planetarium. (Limit: 30 participants)
Instructor: Leonard Little Finger, Director of Lakota Studies at Loneman School
Sunday, May 6, 2001 (9:00 a.m. - Noon)
ISS Exhibit Open to Public
Floorplan for Space Days
Questions? Contact Tom Durkin, SD Space Grant Consortium (605) 394-1975
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