The NASA WFF Visitor Center will not be offering public programs in December, however, we will be hosting 2 events. If you have a community calendar you can share the programs on, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be mailing event flyers out tomorrow.
Thursday, December 8, 5 p.m.
History of Wallops Island Lecture Series
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will continue the History of Wallops Island Lecture Series with “Part 3 – From Propellers to Rockets and Jets the Navy at Chincoteague NAAS from 1945 to 1959” at 5 p.m., Thursday, December 8.
The lecture series will be held at the Visitor Center’s auditorium. The NASA Visitor Center, located on Va. Rt. 175 about six miles from U. S. Route 13 and five miles from Chincoteague, is open Tuesdaythrough Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information about the History Lecture Series or the Visitor Center, call 757-824-1344.
Friday, December 9, 7 – 10 p.m.
STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series – Earth’s Moon
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its partner the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will host the first installment of the STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series on Friday, December 9 from 7 – 10 p.m. This series will kick off with an exploration of the Earth’s Moon and will also feature a new constellation tour of the night sky.
The event begins with an astronomy presentation at the NASA Visitor Center’s Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. followed by night sky observations through telescopes and binoculars on the grounds of the Visitor Center from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. A new constellation tour of the night sky will be offered at 8:30 p.m. The constellation tour is limited to 25 people and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Astronomy-themed movies, hands-on activities and crafts also will be available throughout the event.
The event is free and open to the public. The Astronomy presentation will take place regardless of weather; however, the telescope viewing and constellation tour are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
The STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series will continue in 2017 with exploration of the Earth’s Sun in January, Jupiter in May, and ending with the Solar Eclipse in August. For more information about the STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series call 757-824-1344.
The Visitor Center will have a holiday closure. The Visitor Center will be closed December 19, 2016 – January 2, 2017. The Visitor Center will reopen on January 3, 2017.
Please note the WEMA (Wallops Exchange Morale Association) Gift Shop located in the Visitor Center will have seasonal hours for the month of December. The gift shop will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays until December 17th.
Date: April 13 – 27, 2017
Mission: Technology Development
Vehicle: Terrier-Improved Malemute