5th Annual Space & Science Festival

    When:
    July 14, 2016 – July 17, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2016-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
    2016-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
    Cost:
    Free

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    5th Annual Space & Science Festival

    Thursday, July 14 – Sunday July 17

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

    Experience an exciting celebration of space, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and science fiction at the 5th annual Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, from Thursday, July 14–Sunday, July 17.

    The festival will offer guests a variety of interactive displays, activities, exhibitions and presentations, as well as a Family Astronomy Night and a free movie screening on the flight deck of the Intrepid. This year’s celebration focuses on how new technology is transforming science fiction into science fact, and coincides with the Museum’s temporary exhibition, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, an interactive exhibition that immerses visitors in the world of the beloved science fiction franchise.

    Highlights of the 2016 Space & Science Festival include:

    London-based rock duo Public Service Broadcasting will perform two very special shows from their acclaimed album The Race for Space on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 at 9:30pm. The concerts will take place in the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion, underneath the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the original NASA orbiter.

    Tickets are $30 for general admission and $25 for Intrepid Museum members. Show is for ages 18 and up. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for adults 21 and over, with valid photo ID.

    Please visit http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/PublicServiceBroadcasting.aspx for more information and to purchase tickets.

    Thursday, July 14

    7:00pm: Visitors can enjoy a free screening of the epic science fiction film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1977) on Intrepid’s flight deck.  The film will be introduced Jordan Hoffman, writer for StarTrek.com and host of an upcoming Star Trek-focused podcast. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets; however, alcohol is not permitted. Doors open at 7:00pm and the film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance for priority admission.

    Friday, July 15

    6:45pm–10:00pm: ALL AGES can enjoy a FREE Family Astronomy Night under the stars, with special guests Joby Harris, a graphic designer and production artist from the Jet Propulsion Lab, who translates real science into stunning illustrations, and Scott Bolton, the lead scientist for NASA’s five-year Juno mission, which will reach its target of Jupiter on July 4. Scott will present the very first images of Jupiter and its moons in orbit, as well as incredible visuals of our own moon as it orbits the earth. Visitors can also view the night sky with telescopes on the flight deck with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

    Saturday, July 16

    Scientists will lead Trek Talks and discuss the science of the Star Trek universe and how it is becoming a reality. At 12:30pm, Alex “Sandy” Pentland from the MIT Media Lab will present The Genesis of Wearable Technology; at 2:00pm, Mason Peck, Former NASA Chief Technologist and Associate Professor at Cornell will present Mars Survival: A Guide for Redshirts; and at 3:30pm, Sara Seager from MIT will present Exoplanets—The Final Frontier.

    10:00am – 6:00pm: Throughout the day, activities, demos and displays by FIRST, Jupiter Joe’s Sidewalk Astronomy and Intrepid Museum educators will take place on Pier 86.

    Inside the Museum, an expo of displays and presentations will take place with Honeybee Robotics, Town of Ramapo Challenger Center, Future Engineers and more. Visitors can enjoy nanosatellite model-making with Medgar Evers College, visit a Juno Mission station with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and Final Frontier Design will be on hand for visitors to learn how spacesuits are made and try on its prototype gloves. Special guest Joby Harris, a graphic designer and production artist from the Jet Propulsion Lab, will be on hand to illustrate the intersection of science and art, and Intrepid Museum educators will conduct educational demos and presentations in the pop-up planetarium. In the Space Shuttle Pavilion, Pratt School of Architecture students will display their model of a Mars habitat.

    Noon–5:00pm: Visitors can visit the Intergalactic Travel Bureau to plan the holiday experience of a lifetime—on another planet! Rock climbing on Mars? Skiing on Pluto? This interactive science theater features “travel agents” and astronomers who use real data to create a personalized vacation in space.

    Sunday, July 26

    Scientists will lead Trek Talks and discuss the science of the Star Trek universe and how it is becoming a reality. At 12:30pm, Sara Seager from MIT will present Exoplanets—The Final Frontier; at 2:00pm, Niki Werkheiser, NASA Project Manager for the In-space Manufacturing Initiative will present In-Space Manufacturing: Make It, Don’t Take it!; and NASA astronaut Lee Morin will present at 3:30pm.

    10:00am – 6:00pm: Throughout the day, activities, demos and displays by FIRST, Jupiter Joe’s Sidewalk Astronomy and Intrepid Museum educators will take place on Pier 86.

    Inside the Museum, an expo of displays and presentations will take place. Visitors can enjoy nanosatellite model-making with Medgar Evers College, visit a Juno Mission station with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and Final Frontier Design will be on hand for visitors to learn how spacesuits are made and try on its prototype gloves. Special guest Joby Harris, a graphic designer and production artist from the Jet Propulsion Lab, will be on hand to illustrate the intersection of science and art, and Intrepid Museum educators will conduct educational demos and presentations in the pop-up planetarium. Future Engineers will be on hand, and Pratt School of Architecture students will display their model of a Mars habitat.

    Noon–5:00pm: Visitors can visit the Intergalactic Travel Bureau to plan the holiday experience of a lifetime—on another planet! Rock climbing on Mars? Skiing on Pluto? This interactive science theater features “travel agents” and astronomers who use real data to create a personalized vacation in space.

    All activities taking place on Pier 86 are free and open to the public, while programs and activities inside the Museum and the Space Shuttle Pavilion are free with Museum admission.  All events and appearances are subject to change.  For a complete schedule of events or to become a member, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.