Astronomy & STEM Night

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Elementary students and their families came out on a chilly Friday evening to Astronomy Night featuring stargazing, starry night planetarium show, and carnival.  Mars and the moon as well as deep space nebula and spring constellations were visible in crystal clear skies.  The Starnival games created and hosted by JFK members of the Astronomy Club were fun for all ages.  The planetarium show shared images and stories of the spring night sky with our youngest astronomers and our more advanced engineers designed and tested model lunar landers. New this year were the Night at the STEM Museum exhibits which included a robotics demonstration and a 3-D printer demonstration as well as many interactive STEM experiences.  Students programmed Bee Bot and Milo robots, tried to beat the black hole simulator and learned some fundamental STEM concepts during tabletop activities including Cool Copters, Tumbling Towers, Launchers, Balancing Butterflies and Bridges.  Special thanks to the Project Astro astronomers, the Astronomy Night Committee, the BHS and JFK Robotics Clubs, the Astronomy Club, the JFK Tech and Science departments and all the students, faculty and administrators who supported this special event!

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