Events




2014

September

Globe at Night
September 15-24, 2014

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

Pima Air & Space Museum LEGO(c) Robotics Workshop
October 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

For ages 10 and up. Learn about robotics and computer programing. Fee includes lunch. $25 for members and $30 for non-members. There is limited space so register early.

For more information go to www.pimaair.org or contact the Curator of Education at education@pimaair.org for registration information.




Pima Air & Space Museum Imagine Rockets 2-Day Workshop
October 9-10, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Fee includes all supplies and lunch both days. $40 for members and $50 for non-members. There is limited space so register early.

For more information go to www.pimaair.org or contact the Curator of Education at education@pimaair.org for registration information.




Globe at Night
October 14-23, 2014

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.




The Art of Planetary Science
October 17, 2014, Opening Reception 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
October 18-19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Kuiper Space Sciences Building
University of Arizona
1629 E University Blvd

This exhibition will feature works of art inspired by planetary science and the solar system from the art community, along with works by scientists created from their scientific data. The event will bridge the gap between the local science and art communities, and even extend beyond Tucson.

Scientists and artists are encouraged to participate. Last year the exhibition featured works from over 70 artists and scientists in a variety of mediums, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, textiles, glasswork, and film.




Camp Cooper's 50th Birthday Party and Food Truck Roundup
October 18, 2014, 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.

Camp Cooper
5403 W Trails End Road
Tucson, Arizona

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of environmental learning at Camp Cooper! Over 130,000 students have experienced Cooper programs since 1964.

This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages may be purchased from the food trucks. Click here for the event schedule and additional information




Science Educators Day
October 22, 2014, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Optical Society's Frontiers in Optics
Tucson Ballroom
Marriott's Star Pass
Tucson, Arizona

The Optical Society hosts an annual event focusing on effective and innovative approaches to science education, with an emphasis on hands-on, interactive classroom activities. This program is provided free of charge and available to youth science educators. Attendees also receive complimentary classroom materials.

This year's EDAY program features:

  • Special Guest Speaker: Michael Raymer; University of Oregon, USA; Teaching and Learning Science Literacy
  • Gift bags containing demonstration aids and lesson plans
  • A complimentary dinner with other local science educators
  • Door prizes
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here to view the sample program from 2011. For more information and to register email eday@osa.org



Pima Air & Space Museum Night of Fright
October 24, 2014, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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

Kids! Costumes! Candy! Crafts! This is "non-scary" Halloween carnival fun for the whole family. The admission price is $10 for ages 13 & older; members and children ages 12 & under are FREE. We encourage costumes and offer family-friendly Halloween activities.




TusCon 41
October 31-November 2, 2014

Hotel Tucson City Center InnSuites Conference Suite Resort
Tucson, Arizona

Sci-F, Fantasy and Horror convention


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November

Sharing Planetary Science Discoveries with Your Students
November 1, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Planetary Science Institute
1700 East Fort Lowell Road

We will highlight discoveries of Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society scientists, and present the science behind the press releases via hands-on activities that can be used in classrooms. The workshop is designed for teachers of grades 4-9.




Small Worlds Big Discoveries
November 9, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

J. W. Marriott Starr Pass
Tucson, Arizona

Learn the latest about small solar system bodies, interact with OSIRIS-REx and Dawn planetary scientists, explore hands-on activities, and investigate NASA opportunities. Click here to register. Contact Sarah Horst at sarah.horst@jhu.edu for additional information.




Globe at Night
November 12-21, 2014

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

Pima Air & Space Museum Santa's Landing
December 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

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

Families can watch Santa land, sit on his lap, and participate in many other festivities. Tickets to this year's event will be limited with sales beginning online November 1 and via ShowClix telephone reps. After you check in at the event, your party will be assigned a time to get in the Santa's lap line.

Adminssion for museum members is free. The museum will open early, at 8:30 a.m., with lots of fun activities and the first 1,000 children through the door will receive a commemorative jingle-bell ornament. Flight Grill, the in-house restaurant, offers a spectacular breakfast buffet for a nominal fee.




Globe at Night
December 11-20, 2014

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 Imagine Rockets 2-Day Workshop
December 29-30, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Fee includes all supplies and lunch both days. $40 for members and $50 for non-members. There is limited space so register early.

For more information go to www.pimaair.org or contact the Curator of Education at education@pimaair.org for registration information.




Pima Air & Space Museum LEGO(c) Robotics Workshop
December 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pima Air & Space Museum
Dorothy Finley Space Gallery Classroom

For ages 10 and up. Learn about robotics and computer programing. Fee includes lunch. $25 for members and $30 for non-members. There is limited space so register early.

For more information go to www.pimaair.org or contact the Curator of Education at education@pimaair.org for registration information.


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February

Pima Air & Space Museum Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off
February 5, 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.


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June

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 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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July

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

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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Current

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