The NASA WFF Visitor Center will not be offering public programs in January, however, we will be hosting two events.
Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council will be hosting a Cub Scout STEM Day with the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center on Saturday, January 21st. During the event, Cub Scouts will have an opportunity to complete a portion of the Out of this World NOVA Award. The focus will be on achieving the requirements that are more difficult to do outside of a home or Den meeting setting. The Visitor Center will provide a variety of hands-on activities through a series of STEM stations where scouts will learn about the Solar System, Earth’s Moon, eclipses and the Sun. The event will include solar viewing through telescopes (weather permitting) provided by the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation.
*Registration through the Delmarva Council is required*
Saturday, January 21, 1 – 3 p.m.
Learn about Earth’s sun and participate in solar viewing through high powered telescopes, as well as sun-themed activities and movies on Saturday, January 21st between 1 – 3 p.m. The sun is a star, a hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system. The connection and interactions between the sun and Earth drive the seasons, ocean currents, weather, climate, radiation belts and aurorae. With the help of experts from the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, safely view the sun through a solar telescope while look for sunspots, solar prominences and flares. Learn about the 2017 total solar eclipse and how you can safely view this rare opportunity.
This event will occur regardless of weather, however, solar telescope viewing is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
The STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series is funded in part through the 2015 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers (CP4SMPVC+)
Holiday Hours:
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.