FREE EVENT: Celebrating Women in Space Science and Engineering

Amy Oliver

PLEASE NOTE: AN ERROR IN THE JANUARY 6th, 2017 NEWSLETTER FROM SALT LAKE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 HAS INACCURATELY LISTED THIS EVENT AS AN UPCOMING EVENT. THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN 2016. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

 

 

50% of the newest class of NASA astronauts is female.

26% of the astronaut corps at NASA is female.

25% of the New Horizons mission team at NASA was female.

And the number of women in space science and engineering fields throughout the country and the world is increasing rapidly.

We’re celebrating the increasing role of women in the sciences and we want you to join us on January 27th, 2016, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

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Celebrating Women in Space Science will feature activities and science demonstrations for the public beginning at 5:00pm and will be followed by a special keynote presentation from Dr. Kimberly Ennico Smith, Deputy Project Scientist on the New Horizons Mission to Pluto, at 7:00pm.

Activities from 5:00pm – 6:30pm include:

  • Clark Planetarium straw rockets hosted by the SLCC Society of Women Engineers
  • Star wheels
  • Orbital ATK rocketry workbooks
  • Super cool science demos performed by our savvy female education specialists

Admission to this event and to Dr. Ennico Smith’s presentation are FREE to the public. However, tickets for Dr. Ennico Smith’s presentation are required. Tickets can be obtained at the Clark Planetarium ticketing desk only beginning January 26th, 2016 at 10:30am. Ticket requests are limited to 6. We regret that we are unable to accept requests or issue tickets in any other form or fashion. A waiting list will be available once tickets are gone and we will fill empty seats beginning at 6:50pm.

Please note: Dr. Ennico Smith’s presentation begins at 7:00pm. The planetarium CLOSES on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Therefore, there will be NO LATE SEATING and NO LATE ENTRY to the planetarium for this event. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

“Celebrating Women in Space Science and Engineering” is a part of Clark Planetarium’s 50th Year Anniversary celebration, culminating with a complete exhibits program renovation to be completed in October 2016.

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