Museum of Science and Industry


Space Celebration Weekend

October 10, 2008 - October 13, 2008



Event Essentials


  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • October 10-13, 2008
  • Time:
  • 10:00 AM
  • Location:
  • Main Level, Museum-Wide
    Museum Map
  • Tickets:
  • Included with Museum Entry
Schedule

Events throughout the day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

In conjunction with the NASA’s 50th Anniversary and the NASA Future Forums events in Chicago, the Museum will host a space-themed celebration this weekend.

On Saturday at 11 a.m., the Museum and Science Chicago will host the Chicago Public Library’s “One Book, One Chicago” panel discussion on the book “The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe. The panel will be moderated by ABC 7’s Paul Meincke and will feature astronaut Commander Ken Ham. To register for the free panel discussion, contact the Chicago Public Library at (312) 747-8191.

Commander Ham will also meet with Museum guests on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. to talk about his recent STS-124 mission to the International Space Station.

There also will be special space-themed live science experiences and activities taking place throughout the Museum all weekend long:

Friday, October 10

11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3 p.m.   
Earth Revealed Live Show
3…2…1…Blast off! Journey with us on a tour of Earth and beyond.

1 p.m. - Live Science Experience
NASA Made My Toothpaste? – Find out what surprising innovations NASA has helped create.

All day
Live broadcast of NASA TV feed.

Saturday, October 11

10 a.m.
Compass presentation
Astronaut Ken Ham gives the Museum a compass that was taken into space.

11 a.m.
“The Right Stuff” and the Life of an Astronaut
Panel discussion with astronaut Ken Ham, Roger Launius of the National Air and Space Museum, senior NASA official Wayne Hale, and Chicago Public Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey, moderated by ABC 7’s Paul Meincke.

11 a.m. - Live Science Experience
No Air Out There – See what life would be like without air.

11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3 p.m.
Earth Revealed Live Show

1 p.m. - Live Science Experience
NASA Made My Toothpaste? – Find out what surprising innovations NASA has helped create.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Autograph session with astronaut Ken Ham.

2:15 p.m. Saturday
Seeing Stars – Come see how scientists unravel the mysteries of stars.

All day
Live broadcast of NASA TV feed.

Sunday, October 12

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Autograph session with astronaut Ken Ham.

11:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3 p.m.
Earth Revealed Live Show

1 p.m. - Live Science Experience
NASA Made My Toothpaste? – Find out what surprising innovations NASA has helped create.

All day
Live broadcast of NASA TV feed.


Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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