I have been "stalking" this forum for at least a year now, but haven't been active in posting or commenting. I'm a Solar System Ambassador for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and an International Space Foundation Teacher Liaison Officer. I was interested in the thread because I was looking for cool model rocketry I could share with my students.
I have recently been involved in a project with my home city of West Haven, UT, creating a scale model of the Solar System across 5.2 miles of city exercise trails. My students have helped create this trail and have also completed research projects and designed hands-on activities to share with guests. If any of you are in northern Utah, you are very welcome to attend. Steven C Smith of NASA's education outreach arm will be there in person to talk to guests and answer questions.
Regardless of your location, you are welcome to attend the online live-stream/webinar portion of the event later that same evening. Our presenting guests include
- Lyle Tavernier, NASA Education Specialist
- Aaron Sheperd, NASA Langley, Founder of Cogito, Robotics, and In-space Assembly Robotics intern
- Jodie Guillen, Space Education Specialist for the International Space Foundation
Come see the new 5+ mile long scale model of the solar system with 3D planets across the city of West Haven, UT!
The trail starts at the park
2125 W 3100 South, West Haven, UT
End at Confluence Ogden River Parkway
903 W 17th St, Marriot-Slaterville, UT
Live, online from 4 pm to 6 pm at https://cutt.ly/sstars
Join us May 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm on the trail for the grand opening of the S.S.T.A.R.S. project. (Solar System Trail for Astronomical Research by Students)
First 1,000 guests get free 3D glasses to enjoy the planets as they pop out at you.
Swag prizes for the first 500 to complete the trek from the center of the solar system all the way to the outer reaches.
Student presentations and activities at the trail head in the park.
See bomb disposal robots, make an asteroid, follow Ingenuities flight path on Mars, and make an impact crater.
Then join us again online from 4-6 pm at https://cutt.ly/sstars for live presentations from students and special guests.
Talk to special guests from NASA and the International Space Foundation.
Interact with special presentations by students.
Do at-home experiments to learn about space.
Learn about robots you can control with your mind.