NASA / South Dakota Space Days

General Information

(This page last updated on June 16, 2017)

This popular annual event is sponsored by the SD Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at SDSM&T.  Students and teachers from throughout South Dakota are invited to participate in hands-on educational activities in science, math and technology and to visit with experts in aerospace, aeronautics, earth science, engineering, computer science, physics, etc. about their field.  Guest speakers with nationally recognized credentials, such as NASA astronauts, scientists and managers present programs and meet with students.  Numerous exhibits on earth science, space science and technology are provided.  Students are exposed to the excitement and opportunities of various careers in science, math and technology and they become better aware of the impact that NASA has on their lives.

Links to:

  SD Space Days 2017 at Badlands Astronomy Festival: June 23-25. Click for Press Release, Schedule of Events, and more.

  Space Days 2016 at Badlands Astronomy Festival: July 8-10, 2016, Badlands National Park.  Schedule of Events and Press Release.

  SD Space Days 2015 at Badlands Astronomy Festival: July 17-19, 2015, Badlands National Park.  More information here.

  SD Space Days 2014 at Badlands Astronomy Festival: July 25-27, 2014, Badlands National Park.  More information here.

 SD Space Days 2013 at Badlands Astronomy Festival

  SD Space Days 2012 at Badlands Astronomy Festival 
 Corporate sponsor: 3M

  SD Space Days 2011 - April 20-21, 2011 in Rapid City.  Astronaut Story Musgrave featured speaker.  Click here for April 20 flyer.

   Dr. Musgrave again presents at Douglas High School, Box Elder, SD on April 21.

  SD Space Days 2010 - Organized by the South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre on Oct. 7, 2010. Corporate sponsor: 3M

  SD Space Days 2009: "Journey into Space" - Organized by The Journey Museum in Rapid City on Oct. 1-2, 2009
   at SD School of Mines & Technology. Corporate sponsors: 3M and Sam's Club

  SD Space Days 2008 - Oct. 16-17, 2008 (Watertown, SD)

  SD Space Days 2007 Brochure - Oct. 18-19, 2007 at Kirby Science & Discovery Center, Washington Pavilion (Sioux Falls, SD)

  SD Space Days 2006 Poster & Schedule

  SD Space Day at the Pow Wow: "Merging Technology and Tradition" 

  SD Space Days 2004

  SD Space Days 2003 - Click Here for More Info

  SD Space Day 2002

  SD Space Days 2001

  SD Space Day 2000

  SD Space Day '99

  SD Space Day '98

Questions?  Contact Tom Durkin at SDSM&T Phone: 605-394-1975, E-mail: