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In-Person Events

In-Person Events

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In-Person Events

 

Pipe Spring National Monument:
Art and Astronomy Celebrating the Webb Space Telescope
Date / Time:
9/23/2021 / 1:00 PM
Location: Patterson Observatory 1140 N Colombo Ave Sierra Vista
Audience: Family
Description: Come celebrate the launching of the James Webb Space Telescope Launch with NASA and Pipe Spring National Monument certified International Dark Sky Park. The James Webb Space Telescope remains on schedule for a launch readiness date no earlier than Oct. 31, 2021.Pipe Spring will be celebrating this celestial event by interpreting art through the eyes of the public of images they connect to the Webb Space Telescope or the dark sky. Pipe Spring will host art tables with art supplies that will include sketching, watercolor painting, and chalk for use. A small child’s fishpond will also be available where children can fish for a galaxy as well as an informational table relating to what the James Webb Space Telescope is. Visitors with questions should call the Pipe Spring National Monument visitors center at 928-643-6345.
More Information: https://www.nps.gov/pisp/index.htm

Show Low Public Library:
Space Mini-Camp
Date / Time:
10/4/2021 – 10/8/2021 / 10:00 – 11:00 AM Daily
Location: Show Low Public Library
Audience: Youth
Description: One hour mini-camps for youth that will focus on a different aspect of space each day.  These mini-camps will be from 10/4/2021 through 10/8/2021 and are geared for children ages 0-12.
More Information: http://www.showlowaz.gov/library

City of Sierra Vista:
How Webb Works Display
Date / Time:
10/5/2021 / 8:00 AM
Location: Oscar Yrun Community Center, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Family
Description: The City of Sierra Vista is hosting a multi-site Webb Telescope exhibit. Using images and accompanying content created by NASA, the exhibit will feature four distinct displays highlighting the science behind the James Webb Space Telescope and how its components work to give scientist a better understanding of the universe.

How Webb Works Display
Webb’s four scientific instruments use a variety of tools—cameras, spectrographs, and coronagraphs—designed to maximize scientific knowledge and build on data collected by the Hubble Telescope to expand our understanding of targeted elements of the universe. This display delves into the science behind Webb. Hosted at the Oscar Yrun Community Center located at 3020 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista, AZ. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Information: https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

City of Sierra Vista:
Dissecting Supermassive Black Holes
Date / Time:
10/5/2021 / 10:00 AM
Location: Henry F. Hauser Museum, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Family
Description: The City of Sierra Vista is hosting a multi-site Webb Telescope exhibit. Using images and accompanying content created by NASA, the exhibit will feature four distinct displays highlighting the science behind the James Webb Space Telescope and how its components work to give scientist a better understanding of the universe.

Dissecting Supermassive Black Holes Display
As the premier space observatory for astronomers worldwide, the James Webb Space Telescope will expand upon the Hubble’s discoveries and will work to deliver quality images of supermassive black holes originally obscured by dust and by the light of galaxies and collect high-resolution data on how these dense, compact objects affect the formation of galaxies and stars. This display highlights how Webb will analyze supermassive black holes and their effect on their environment. Hosted at the Henry F. Hauser Museum located in the Ethel Berger Center at 2950 E. Tacoma St. Sierra Vista, AZ. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Information: https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

City of Sierra Vista:
Understanding the Early Universe Display
Date / Time:
10/5/2021 / 10:00 AM
Location: Sierra Vista Public Library, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Family
Description: The City of Sierra Vista is hosting a multi-site Webb Telescope exhibit. Using images and accompanying content created by NASA, the exhibit will feature four distinct displays highlighting the science behind the James Webb Space Telescope and how its components work to give scientist a better understanding of the universe.

Understanding the Early Universe Display
With the help of astronomers and several sophisticated tools, the Webb Telescope will take a look into the past to observe the first stars and galaxies born after the Big Bang, the formation of stars and planetary systems, and uncover clues about how galaxies are assembled over billions of years.  This display explains how Webb helps us to better understand the formation of our universe. Hosted at the Sierra Vista Public Library located at 2600 E. Tacoma St. Sierra Vista, AZ. Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
More Information: https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

City of Sierra Vista:
Pushing the Boundaries of the Unknown
Date / Time:
10/5/2021 / 10:00 AM
Location: Sierra Vista Sports Division, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Family
Description: The City of Sierra Vista is hosting a multi-site Webb Telescope exhibit. Using images and accompanying content created by NASA, the exhibit will feature four distinct displays highlighting the science behind the James Webb Space Telescope and how its components work to give scientist a better understanding of the universe.

Pushing the Boundaries of the Unknown Display
As the largest and most sophisticated telescope ever launched into space, the James Webb Space Telescope will be able to help scientists understand how galaxies assemble, peer through massive clouds of opaque dust and see where stars and planetary systems are being born, observe distant objects with greater clarity, and uncover information about objects inside and outside of our Solar System. This display shows how Webb will be at the forefront of gathering scientific data. Hosted at the Sierra Vista Sports Division located at 3401 E. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista, AZ. Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
More Information: https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

City of Sierra Vista:
Cosmic Bowling with Therapeutic Rec
Date / Time:
10/5/2021 / 5:00 AM
Location: Oscar Yrun Community Center, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Adult
Description: The City of Sierra Vista Therapeutic Recreation program will host registered special needs adults for cosmic bowling! Participants must be authorized by the Department of Developmental Disabilities. For more information, contact Marita Helbig at 520-439-2281 or via email at Marita.Helbig@sierravistaaz.gov.
More Information: https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

City of Sierra Vista:
Stomp Rockets with Echoing Hope Ranch
Date / Time:
10/5/2021 / 10:00 AM
Location: Sierra Vista Public Library, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Family
Description: Join guests from Echoing Hope Ranch to build and launch stomp rockets! Designed by Explore Science for imaginative play, the stomp rocket activity invites participants to build their own rocket and imagine its mission before launching it at a target poster. This program is free and open to the public. It is geared toward special-needs adults, but open to people of all abilities.
More Information: https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

City of Sierra Vista:
Space-Themed Rec & Roll
Date / Time:
10/9/2021 / 10:00 AM
Location: Sierra Vista Sports Division, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Family
Description: Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Sports Division located at 3401 E. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista, AZ.  A space-themed recreational activity for families and children of all ages! Rec & Roll will feature face painting, a bouncy castle, crafts, a green screen for out of this world photographs and more. This program is free and open to the public.
More Information: https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

City of Sierra Vista:
Far Out Art
Date / Time:
10/9/2021 / 6:00 PM
Location: Pottery Studio at the Oscar Yrun Community Center, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Youth
Description: Create your own glazed clay disc planets and Nebula Spin Art! This program is for children ages 5-13 and includes a nominal fee of $7 to cover supply costs. Space is limited. To register, please visit the City of Sierra Vista Webtrac page at https://webtrac.sierravistaaz.gov or register in person at the Oscar Yrun Community Center.
More Information: https://webtrac.sierravistaaz.gov

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona:
Sabino Canyon Star Party/Webb Launch Event
Date / Time:
10/9/2021 / 6:00 PM
Location: Sabino Canyon Visitor Center
Audience: Family
Description: Please join the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter for a night of wonder under the stars, as we celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope! With safety in mind, this event will be held entirely outdoors at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, with support from the USFS. Guest speakers will be teaching throughout the evening about MIRI and NIRCam, the instruments aboard Webb that were both developed at the University of Arizona. Discover Legrange points, engineering origami, and more, with hands-on demos supporting the science of Webb. Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists are excited to share the wildlife and natural history of the canyon and surrounding Sonoran desert.  Learn about the importance of dark skies, and how you can protect them, with the International Dark Sky Association. In all the excitement, take time to bask under the starlight with a team of experienced astronomers and their telescopes. This event is free of charge and suitable for all ages! Please follow federal guidelines regarding Covid-19 while at the event: https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/covid19-updates
More Information: https://skycenter.arizona.edu/

Patterson Observatory:
Kartchner Star Party
Date / Time:
10/9/2021 / 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Kartchner Caverns State Park
Audience: Adult, Family
Description: Hosted by the Huachuca Astronomy Club.  The event will feature a Webb telescope display during an afternoon of solar viewing.   Solar System Ambassador Ted Forte will deliver a talk on the James Webb Space Telescope in the Discovery Center Theater at 5:30 pm. Night sky observing will commence after dark.  A park admission fee applies to this event ($7.00 per vehicle). Star party activities are at no additional charge.
More Information: https://azstateparks.com/kartchner

Arizona Science Center:
Astronomy Day
Date / Time:
10/9/2021 / 10:00 AM
Location: Arizona Science Center
Audience: Family
Description: Join us on Saturday, October 9th to celebrate Astronomy Day with Arizona Science Center! Come and explore all things related to the universe, space travel, and the latest missions in space, including NASA’s upcoming launch of its James Webb Space Telescope! Immerse yourself in fun, hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and films in our Dorrance Planetarium. Learn more at: www.azscience.org.
More Information: http://www.azscience.org

Show Low Public Library:
Adult Space Trivia
Date / Time:
10/11/2021 – 10/15/2021
Location: Show Low Public Library
Audience: Adult
Description: Week long activity where adults ages 18+ can follow clues hidden throughout the library that will lead them to information on space and the James Webb Telescope.
More Information: http://www.showlowaz.gov/library

Patterson Observatory:
Public Night at the Patterson Observatory
Date / Time:
10/14/2021 / 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Location: Patterson Observatory 1140 N Colombo Avenue Sierra Vista
Audience: Adult, Family
Description: This free public observing event will feature Webb displays in the Bob Gent Science Center and telescope observing through a variety of telescopes.  Admission is free but registration is required and space is limited.  See: www.universitysouthfoundation.com/patterson-observatory  to register. The event is weather dependent and will be canceled if the sky is cloudy. Call 520-458-8278 extension 2214 for a recorded message announcing cancellation.
More Information: http://www.universitysouthfoundation.com/patterson-observatory

Patterson Observatory:
Sierra Vista City Star Party
Date / Time:
10/15/2021 / 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Park, Sierra Vista
Audience: Adult, Family
Description: Admission is free and open to everyone. The event will feature telescope observing with members of the Huachuca Astronomy Club. Informational materials about the James Webb Space Telescope will be available for free. The event is weather dependent and cancelation will be announced on the club’s and the city’s social media platforms if the sky turns too cloudy.
More Information: http://www.universitysouthfoundation.com/patterson-observatory

City of Sierra Vista:
Build Your Own Spacecraft & Stomp Rocket
Date / Time:
10/16/2021 / 10:00 AM
Location: Sierra Vista Public Library, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Youth
Description: Children ages 6-12 are invited to build their own spacecraft using the Design, Build, Test activity from the NISE network and build and launch stomp rockets.  Designed by Explore Science for imaginative play, these activities invite participants to explore the different purposes of spacecrafts while engineering their own. This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Contact the Henry F. Hauser Museum at 520-439-2306 or via email at Elizabeth.wrozek@sierravistaaz.gov to reserve a spot.
More Information: https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

City of Sierra Vista:
Sensory Space Exploration
Date / Time:
10/16/2021 / 1:00 PM
Location: Ethel Berger Center, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Youth
Description: Explore outer space through a short speaker presentation, dramatic play area, and space-themed sensory activity stations! This program is geared for special needs children, but open to children of all abilities. It will feature supportive resources like noise cancelling headphones, calm-down boxes, and fidgets. This program is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Henry F. Hauser Museum at 520-439-2306 or via email at Elizabeth.wrozek@sierravistaaz.gov.
More Information: https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

University of Arizona:
James Webb Space Telescope Day at Flandrau
Date / Time:
10/16/2021 / 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Audience: Youth, Adult, Family
Description: Join the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium as we celebrate the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. We will have special displays and activities delving into infrared astronomy, a live presentation by a UA scientist in our planetarium theater, and planetarium shows exploring other worlds. In addition, to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night, we will have a “star party” on the mall in front of Flandrau, with telescope viewing of the Moon and planets.
More Information: https://flandrau.org

City of Sierra Vista:
Among Us Murder Mystery
Date / Time:
10/22/2021 / 6:30 PM
Location: Sierra Vista Public Library, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Youth
Description: An astronaut/space themed Among Us Murder Mystery at Sierra Vista Public Library located at 2600 E. Tacoma St. Sierra Vista, AZ. This program is free and open to teenagers in high school ages 12 and up. Space is limited. To register, please visit the City of Sierra Vista Webtrac page at https://webtrac.sierravistaaz.gov.
More Information: https://webtrac.sierravistaaz.gov/

Patterson Observatory:
Huachuca Astronomy Club Meeting
Date / Time:
10/22/2021 / 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Student Union Building Cochise College 901 N Colombo Avenue Sierra Vista
Audience: Adult, Family
Description: Dr. George Rieke, MIRI team leader at the University of Arizona, is the guest speaker.  MIRI is the mid-infrared imager on the James Webb Space Telescope. This meeting is open to the public and admission is free.
More Information: http://www.hacastronomy.org

Patterson Observatory:
JWST “Launch Party”
Date / Time:
10/23/2021 / 9:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Patterson Observatory 1140 N Colombo Ave Sierra Vista
Audience: Adult, Family
Description: This open house event at the Patterson Observatory, 1140 N. Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista, will celebrate the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and will feature a virtual presentation by a NASA scientist.  The event’s other activities and presentations will include solar viewing with members of the Huachuca Astronomy Club, Webb displays and videos, a IR camera demonstration, an attended display of NASA artifacts, a live Spanish language Webb presentation, and a guided activity where guests can build their own paper model of Webb.  Admission is free.
More Information: http://www.universitysouthfoundation.com/patterson-observatory

Patterson Observatory:
JWST Speaker Presentation
Date / Time:
10/28/2021 / 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Sierra Vista Library 2600 E Tacoma St, Sierra Vista, AZ
Audience: Youth, Adult, Family
Description: Solar System Ambassador Ted Forte will deliver a talk on the James Webb Space Telescope. This event is open to the public and admission is free.

Show Low Public Library:
Space Mini-Camp
Date / Time:
11/5/2021 / 6:15 – 8:00 PM
Location: Show Low Public Library
Audience: Family
Description: Family friendly event with different activities that families can do together.  This will include making your own nebula using a paint spinner, building your own James Webb Telescope with Origami, and night sky watching with telescopes.  Participants can enjoy refreshments and learn more about the James Webb Telescope launch.
More Information: http://www.showlowaz.gov/library

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