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June 2016

6/2  7:30 PM (CT)  –  6/2  9:30 PM (CT)
Cosmic Exploration Presentation: The Curiosity Rover on Mars
Dr. Allan Treiman from LPI will present "The Curiosity Rover on Mars: Moving Toward the Mountain." All inquisitive adults are welcome to this free event; a light reception will be served after.
6/9  5:00 PM (ET)  –  6/9  6:00 PM (ET)
Launch Photography Tips and Tricks
Presented by Jim Mason-Foley, Wallops Optical Systems Manager. Learn how the professionals take award-winning photographs. Tips include Lighting, Aperture and Shutter settings, secrets behind F-Stops, DSLR versus Point-n-Shoot cameras, and much more!
6/20
Summer Solstice
Summer begins in the Northern hemisphere of our planet!
6/25  1:00 PM (ET)  –  6/25  3:00 PM (ET)
U.S. Navy Environmental Activity Day
Tour the U.S. Navy’s “Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment” Exhibit Participate in free marine and environmental-themed hands-on activities Meet Stewie, the Navy’s environmental mascot Learn about Navy at-sea environmental stewardship
 

July 2016

7/4  –  12/31
Juno Mission Arrives at Jupiter
Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter.
7/14  7:30 PM (ET)  –  7/14  9:45 PM (ET)
Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series
NASA Visitor Center takes Astronomy to the Beach The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series at the Assateague Island National Seashore, VA during the months of July and August. The series will feature an Astronomy 101 presentation at the Herbert H. Bateman Education Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. followed by night sky observations through telescopes and binoculars at the north end of parking lot #1 at 8:45 p.m. The Summer Series is a collaboration between the Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. The Astronomy 101 presentation will occur regardless of cloud cover, however, the telescope viewing at the beach is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. This series is free and open to the public, however park entrance fees still apply. For more information about Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series, call 757-824-1344 or visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter
7/21  7:30 PM (ET)  –  7/21  9:45 PM (ET)
Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series
NASA Visitor Center takes Astronomy to the Beach The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series at the Assateague Island National Seashore, VA during the months of July and August. The series will feature an Astronomy 101 presentation at the Herbert H. Bateman Education Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. followed by night sky observations through telescopes and binoculars at the north end of parking lot #1 at 8:45 p.m. The Summer Series is a collaboration between the Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. The Astronomy 101 presentation will occur regardless of cloud cover, however, the telescope viewing at the beach is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. This series is free and open to the public, however park entrance fees still apply. For more information about Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series, call 757-824-1344 or visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter
 

August 2016

8/12  –  8/12
Perseid Meteor Shower
While the Moon may obscure the view, this meteor shower is usually one of the best and may be boosted by Jupiter's last encounter with the dust from Comet Swift-Tuttle.
8/12  7:30 PM (ET)  –  8/12  9:45 PM (ET)
Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series
NASA Visitor Center takes Astronomy to the Beach The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series at the Assateague Island National Seashore, VA during the months of July and August. The series will feature an Astronomy 101 presentation at the Herbert H. Bateman Education Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. followed by night sky observations through telescopes and binoculars at the north end of parking lot #1 at 8:45 p.m. The Summer Series is a collaboration between the Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. The Astronomy 101 presentation will occur regardless of cloud cover, however, the telescope viewing at the beach is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. This series is free and open to the public, however park entrance fees still apply. For more information about Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series, call 757-824-1344 or visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter
8/25  –  8/25
National Park Service turns 100
The National Park Service celebrates its Centennial in 2016.