ASE XXXII PLANETARY CONGRESS COMMUNITY DAY - WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2019

“IT SUDDENLY STRUCK ME THAT THAT TINY PEA, PRETTY AND BLUE, WAS THE EARTH. I PUT UP MY THUMB AND SHUT ONE EYE, AND MY THUMB BLOTTED OUT THE PLANET EARTH. I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE A GIANT. I FELT VERY, VERY SMALL.” ― NEIL ARMSTRONG

An important part of every ASE Planetary Congress — consistent with our Vision and Mission is to educate the public and to inspire future explorers, scientists, engineers and civic leaders — is COMMUNITY DAY.  No formal programming is conducted on this day: instead all of the delegates devote the their time to visiting schools, universities, community groups and companies.

During these visits they share their knowledge, experiences and passion for space exploration. The goal – to engage and inspire the next generation of scientists, astronauts and engineers to pursue STEM studies.

Each delegate typically appears at up to five events arranged by the sponsoring schools or communities.

Invited Community Day Destinations


College Station

K-12 SCHOOLS INCLUDING COLLEGE STATION AND SURROUNDING AREAS

TEXAS A&M SYSTEM

BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

BLINN COLLEGE


Houston

K-12 Schools including Houston ISD, Pasadena ISD and Clear creek ISD

University of Houston

Space Center Houston

Lone Star Flight Museum

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Boeing Company

Lockheed Martin Corporation


Austin

University of Texas

LBJ PRESIDENTIAL Library

Texas Legislature


Dallas / Ft. Worth

K-12 Schools including FORt Worth ISD, Dallas ISD and Others

Lockheed Martin Corporation


El Paso

El Paso ISD

University of Texas - El Paso


Midland

Midland ISD


Donors and Sponsors have provided the opportunity for 130 ASE astronauts and cosmonauts from many nations to visit sites across the State of Texas on October 16, 2019. To request a community day visit to your school, university, business or community group, please fill out the form below and we will match you to available opportunities. Additionally, sponsors of community day may identify schools and other destinations as part of their donation to promote STEM education across the region. To learn more about sponsoring community day visits on October 16, 2019, please click here.

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
School, University, Company, Community Group, etc.

For all other questions regarding community day please contact Dr. Bonnie Dunbar or Daniel Newmyer.

 

Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar
ASE XXXII Planetary Congress Chair
Astronaut, Ret.
STS-61A, STS-32, STS-50, STS-71, STS-89
Bjdunbar@tamu.edu
979-845-4286

 

Daniel Newmyer
Vice President of Education
Space Center Houston
innovation@spacecenter.org