Connecticut Space Day
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Planetarium Shows:
  • 11:00 AM “The Little Star That Could
  • 1:00 PM “Dawn of the Space Age”
  • 2:00 PM “The Little Star That Could”
  • 3:30 PM “The Skies Tonight”
Galleries and Open Spaces:
  • Westport Astronomical Society, solar viewing and club table
  • Astronomical Society of New Haven, meteorite collection, learn to identify meteorites
  • Display of Apollo Lunar Samples
  • Rocket Launch in Veterans Memorial Park
  • Bridgeport Robotics Society and high altitude balloon project
  • Make and Take Activity Tables
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Public Lectures in Auditorium:
  • 12:00 PM “DISCOSAT-1 and Discovery Museum’s Future Space Program for Kids”
  • 1:30 PM “Space Demo”
  • 2:45 PM “Space Demo”
Evening Program (weather permitting):
  • 7:30 PM Night of Telescope Observing on Discovery Museum grounds.
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University of Hartford, Lead Institution
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
The Connecticut NASA Space Grant College Consortium is a division of NASA Education. The Consortium has been in existence since 1991 and is comprised of 13 higher education members (University of Hartford, Trinity College, University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Wesleyan University, University of New Haven, Connecticut Colleges of Technology, Southern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, University of Bridgeport, and Yale University). These academic members along with informal education partners and local industry support 3 major goals using NASA funding. These goals include:

  1. Establish and promote NASA-related research opportunities that draw on the collaborative strength of private, academic and government sectors
  2. Support education initiatives that will inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  3. Promote workforce development that recognizes the current and future needs of the Connecticut economy