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Family Science Day


Family Science & Astronomy Festival + Makerspace
Saturday, September 25, 2021
12 pm - 9 pm (PDT)

Time (PDT) Session
12:00-1:00 Virtual Streaming Planetarium Show
1:00-1:20 KIPAC Workshop (Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology) Our Wild Cosmic Laboratory: It's a Big, Crazy, Mind-blowing Universe!
Presented by Mandeep Gill
1:30-1:50 Marshmallow Molecular Models
Presented by Professor Kathy Diamond
Make molecular models out of mini marshmallows!
2:00-2:20 Electronics and Programming Simulations with Tinkercad Q&A
Presented by Professor Jose Gutierrez
Learn how to use Tinkercads free online simulation to create your next Arduino project.
2:30-2:50 Bringing Home the Physics
Presented by Professor Alex Wong
Watch fun at home-physics demonstrations.
3:00-3:20 "Our Sun" - Solar Observing
Presented by Ken Lum
3:30-3:50 SMCAS (San Mateo County Astronomical Society): Ask an Astronomer
4:00-4:20 Makerspace: How to Make Slime
Presented by Jason Yap
4:30-4:50 CSM Nursing Presents: COVID-19 Vaccine 101 Presentation and Q&A
Presented by CSM Nursing students Lavine Razeghi, Vijay Patel, and Caitlin Porter
5:00-6:00 (Keynote) Mars 2020/Perseverance Rover: Searching for Life on Mars
Presented by Pablo Sobron, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Impossible Sensing; Research Scientist, SETI Institute
St. Louis-based research scientist, Dr. Pablo Sobron, takes us along on his journey to discover life on the Red Planet. Learn about his experience as a member of NASA’s Mars 2020/Perseverance Rover Science Team and their mission to seek signs of ancient life on Mars and collect samples for return to Earth.
6:00 - 7:00
Watch Anytime from our Video Library
Explore videos for super fun science and maker activities you can do at home.
Explore the Video Library
7:00-8:00 What's in the Sky Tonight?
Presented by Justin Stevick
8:00-9:00 SMCAS Star Gazing
Flex Day
No classes Oct. 13, 2021
Veterans Day Holiday
No classes Nov. 12, 2021
Thanksgiving Holiday
No classes Nov. 25-28, 2021
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