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February 2016

2/9  –  2/12
American Camp Association National Conference
Explore will be present, sharing activities at a booth this year for all out-of-school time programs!
2/19  7:00 PM (ET)  –  2/19  10:00 PM (ET)
Astronomy & Night Sky Winter Series
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Winter Series will continue on Friday, February 19 from 7 – 10 p.m. During each event, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities that include an Astronomy 101 presentation, astronomy-themed movies, and hands-on activities and crafts. The Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will be on-site to provide expertise and high-powered telescope views of objects in the winter night sky. The event, which is free and open to the public, will occur regardless of weather, however, telescope viewing is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
 

March 2016

3/9
Total Solar Eclipse in Southeast Asia
This eclipse won't be visible in the US, but the Exploratorium will webcast it live from Micronesia
3/18  7:00 PM (ET)  –  3/18  10:00 PM (ET)
Astronomy & Night Sky Winter Series
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host the final Astronomy and Night Sky event in the Winter Series on Friday, March 18 from 7 – 10 p.m. During each event, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities that include an Astronomy 101 presentation, astronomy-themed movies, and hands-on activities and crafts. The Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will be on-site to provide expertise and high-powered telescope views of objects in the winter night sky. The event, which is free and open to the public, will occur regardless of weather, however, telescope viewing is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
3/19  11:30 PM (CT)  –  3/19
Spring Equinox
Spring begins for the Northern hemisphere of our planet!
 

April 2016

4/12  –  4/15
American Camp Association Spring Leadership Conference
Explore activities will be shared in a two-part science session!
4/28  7:30 PM (CT)  –  4/28  9:00 PM (CT)
Cosmic Exploration presentation: Juno Mission at Jupiter
Dr. Fran Bagenal will share the story of Juno, which arrives at Jupiter this summer. This presentation will be live-streamed.
 

June 2016

6/20
Summer Solstice
Summer begins in the Northern hemisphere of our planet!
 

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.
 

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.
8/25  –  8/25
National Park Service turns 100
The National Park Service celebrates its Centennial in 2016.