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August 2016

8/3  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/3  3:00 PM (ET)
Engineering Challenge
Assemble a team of family or friends and accept the challenge! Discuss a challenge Wallops’ engineers solve every day, then work together with your team to overcome a similar type of engineering challenge
8/5  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/5  2:30 PM (ET)
Rocket Launches
Learn about the sub-orbital sounding rockets and see the principles in action by launching model rockets or straw rockets. All ages (approximately 30 minutes) *The straw and model rocket launches are weather permitting. If we are unable to launch straw and model rockets we will conduct a Rocketry presentation in the Visitor Center Auditorium.
8/6  11:00 AM (ET)  –  8/6  11:15 AM (ET)
Peculiar Planet
Do you ever wonder about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the strange worlds in our solar system.
8/6  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/6  2:15 PM (ET)
Peculiar Planet
Do you ever wonder about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the strange worlds in our solar system.
8/7  11:00 AM (ET)  –  8/7  3:00 PM (ET)
Make & Take Activity
May include Activities, activity sheets, and more!
8/10  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/10  3:00 PM (ET)
Engineering Challenge
Assemble a team of family or friends and accept the challenge! Discuss a challenge Wallops’ engineers solve every day, then work together with your team to overcome a similar type of engineering challenge
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  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/12  2:30 PM (ET)
Rocket Launches
Learn about the sub-orbital sounding rockets and see the principles in action by launching model rockets or straw rockets. All ages (approximately 30 minutes) *The straw and model rocket launches are weather permitting. If we are unable to launch straw and model rockets we will conduct a Rocketry presentation in the Visitor Center Auditorium.
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
8/13  11:00 AM (ET)  –  8/13  11:15 AM (ET)
Peculiar Planet
Do you ever wonder about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the strange worlds in our solar system.
8/13  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/13  2:15 PM (ET)
Peculiar Planet
Do you ever wonder about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the strange worlds in our solar system.
8/17  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/17  3:00 PM (ET)
Engineering Challenge
Assemble a team of family or friends and accept the challenge! Discuss a challenge Wallops’ engineers solve every day, then work together with your team to overcome a similar type of engineering challenge
8/19  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/19  2:30 PM (ET)
Rocket Launches
Learn about the sub-orbital sounding rockets and see the principles in action by launching model rockets or straw rockets. All ages (approximately 30 minutes) *The straw and model rocket launches are weather permitting. If we are unable to launch straw and model rockets we will conduct a Rocketry presentation in the Visitor Center Auditorium.
8/20  11:00 AM (ET)  –  8/20  11:15 AM (ET)
Peculiar Planet
Do you ever wonder about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the strange worlds in our solar system.
8/20  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/20  2:15 PM (ET)
Peculiar Planet
Do you ever wonder about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the strange worlds in our solar system.
8/21  11:00 AM (ET)  –  8/21  3:00 PM (ET)
Make & Take Activity
May include Activities, activity sheets, and more!
8/24  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/24  3:00 PM (ET)
Engineering Challenge
Assemble a team of family or friends and accept the challenge! Discuss a challenge Wallops’ engineers solve every day, then work together with your team to overcome a similar type of engineering challenge
8/25  –  8/25
National Park Service turns 100
The National Park Service celebrates its Centennial in 2016.
8/26  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/26  2:30 PM (ET)
Rocket Launches
Learn about the sub-orbital sounding rockets and see the principles in action by launching model rockets or straw rockets. All ages (approximately 30 minutes) *The straw and model rocket launches are weather permitting. If we are unable to launch straw and model rockets we will conduct a Rocketry presentation in the Visitor Center Auditorium.
8/27  11:00 AM (ET)  –  8/27  11:15 AM (ET)
Peculiar Planet
Do you ever wonder about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the strange worlds in our solar system.
8/27  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/27  2:15 PM (ET)
Peculiar Planet
Do you ever wonder about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the strange worlds in our solar system.
8/28  11:00 AM (ET)  –  8/28  3:00 PM (ET)
Make & Take Activity
May include Activities, activity sheets, and more!
8/31  2:00 PM (ET)  –  8/31  3:00 PM (ET)
Engineering Challenge
Assemble a team of family or friends and accept the challenge! Discuss a challenge Wallops’ engineers solve every day, then work together with your team to overcome a similar type of engineering challenge