Events




2015

February

Pima Air & Space Museum Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off
February 7, 2015

Pima Air & Space Museum
Dorothy Finley Space Gallery Classroom
6000 E. Valencia Rd
Tucson, Arizona
520-574-0462

The Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off is our exclusive competition for kids ages 6 to 14 awarding a 60-minute introductory airplane flight over Tucson and a tablet for the longest throw for a paper airplane in each age group.

It is a fun-filled day featuring:
- paper airplane folding with tips and a demonstration from Ken Blackburn, Guinness World Record holder;
- pilot "training" including fun on an inflatable obstacle course;
- NASCAR race car simulator, lunch, snacks, a prize wheel sponsored by Mars Chocolate North America.

Entrants receive a FREE t-shirt and drawstring backpack. Each entrant can bring 4 guests. Everyone at the event is eligible for great door prizes including another Double Eagle Aviation introductory flight above Tucson, NASCAR race tickets, Mars Chocolate North America candies and more. Advanced registration is required. Click
here for more information and registration.




Globe at Night
February 9-18, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.


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March

Women in Flight
March 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia Rd
Tucson, Arizona
520-574-0462

All day displays from the Tucson 99s. Art by Rouch, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Experimental Aircraft Association., Chapter 81.

Event free with with paid or member admission.
Adults $15.50, Pima County residents $12.25, children 7-12 $9, and kids 6 and under free




Globe at Night
March 11-20, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.


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April

The Pope's Astronomer, Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, Vatican Observatory
April 1, 2015

Annual Planetary Science Institute Fundraising Dinner
Recipient of the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal and former curator of the Vatican's meteorite collection, Brother Guy has recently made headlines with his new book, "Would you Baptize an Extraterrestrial?"




Globe at Night
April 9-18, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.


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May

Globe at Night
May 9-18, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.


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June

Globe at Night
June 8-17, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.




Pima Air & Space Museum Night Wings
June 27, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia Rd
Tucson, Arizona
520-574-0462

Adults $10. Kids 12 and under free. Each Night Wings evening features one "main attraction." Past main attractions included radio-controlled jets, LEGO(c) Robotics, and a fan favorite, the Physics Factory. Refer to our website’s online event calendar for the special attractions of upcoming Night Wings events close to the event. There are also 12 to 15 different aviation-related activity stations that will engage children as they learn about flight. Some offer small prizes and others award a prize at the end of the night!


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July

Globe at Night
July 7-16, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.




Pima Air & Space Museum Night Wings
July 25, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia Rd
Tucson, Arizona
520-574-0462

Adults only pay $10. Kids 12 & under are FREE. Each Night Wings evening features one "main attraction." Past main attractions included radio-controlled jets, LEGO(c) Robotics, and a fan favorite, the Physics Factory. Refer to our website’s online event calendar for the special attractions of upcoming Night Wings events close to the event. There are also 12 to 15 different aviation-related activity stations that will engage children as they learn about flight. Some offer small prizes and others award a prize at the end of the night!


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August

Globe at Night
August 5-14, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.




Pima Air & Space Museum Night Wings
August 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia Rd
Tucson, Arizona
520-574-0462

Adults only pay $10. Kids 12 & under are FREE. Each Night Wings evening features one "main attraction." Past main attractions included radio-controlled jets, LEGO(c) Robotics, and a fan favorite, the Physics Factory. Refer to our website’s online event calendar for the special attractions of upcoming Night Wings events close to the event.

There are also 12 to 15 different aviation-related activity stations that will engage children as they learn about flight. Some offer small prizes and others award a prize at the end of the night!


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September

Globe at Night
September 3-12, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.


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October

Globe at Night
October 3-12, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.


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November

Globe at Night
November 2-11, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.


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December

Globe at Night
December 2-11, 2015

Engage people worldwide in observing the nighttime sky. Encourage students and families to participate in citizen-science with a hands-on learning activity. Gather light pollution data from an international perspective to monitor sky brightness and its effects.


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