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April 30 & May 1, 2004

Engineering Open House 2004
The UW Engineering Open House is an exciting event that offers a hands-on look at the latest research in engineering and science. This event offers a variety of interactive, high-tech, and educational exhibits staffed by engineering professors, students, and professionals.FREE ADMISSION! It opens for students of all ages from grades K-12, prospective high school & college transfer students, teachers, and all others that are interested in learning more about engineering and the College of Engineering. Space Grant, Space Science Network Northwest and the Education Resource Center will have an exhibit as well.

Friday, April 30 : 9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, May 1, 2004 : 10:00am - 2:00pm
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Contact: Phone: (206)685-1785 or website

May 1, 2004

Lynn Moroney, Chickasaw Storyteller
Through "Science Story" Lynn Mornoey explains how and why stories have been used to teach people about the world, and the place of story in astronomy and other space sciences. Long before we went into space, it was the stories, that helped us wonder about the universe and even today they invite us to wonder and spark our curiosity. Space isn't just for scientists, rather the arts help us "know" the world, and when we blend the two, we can have a richer understanding of the universe and ourselves.

2 p.m. May 1, 2004, Adobe Laser Dome, Seattle, WA

May 1 - 9, 2004

SPACE: A Journey to Our Future Exhibit
One of the largest touring space exhibits ever developed, SPACE immerses the visitor in past discoveries and explorations. It introduces visitors to today's explorers who are shaping our destiny in the universe. The sights and sounds of space exploration envelop the visitor through live performances, easy-to-use interactives, state-of-the-art projection and audio technology that brings this epic story to life. Highlights include opportunities to ride a lunar module simulator to a surface facsimile of the moon and a visit to a simulated scientific base camp on Mars. This first-of-its-kind educational exhibit is geared toward young people ages nine to 17. For more information see the SPACE exhibit website.

November 22, 2003 - May 9, 2004, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
Contact: Space Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center website or Pacific Science Center website

May 6, 2004

Space Day 2004
The Space Day educational initiative is co-chaired by Senator John Glenn and is dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration of space. Space Day programs seek to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and to inspire young people to realize the vision of our space pioneers. For more information see the Space Day
website or if you would like to host a Space Day event at your school or community see the Space Day teacher/event planner website.

May 6, 2004, world wide
Contact: Space Day website

May 9-15, 2004

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2004
Join us in beautiful, eclectic Portland for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest pre-college science fair from May 9-15, 2004. More than 1,200 young science pioneers from approximately 40 countries will be competing for $3 million in awards and scholarships at the stunning and spacious new Oregon Convention Center. High school student winners from science fairs in all 50 states and from countries across the globe will converge and merge their brain cells in the toughest, most prestigious science competition in the world.

May 9-15, 2004, Portland, OR
Contact: Intel ISEF website

May 15, 2004

Astronomy, Space Travel and Literacy Workshop
Space Science Network Northwest and the NASA Educator Resource Center are sponsoring the Astronomy, Space Travel and Literacy Workshop on Saturday May 15, 2004 at the University of Washington 's Urban Horticulture Center . The workshop, designed for teachers of grades 2-6, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshop content will include presenting content and activities on stars, constellations and the principles of space travel in the context of a reading, writing and listening program. The presenters are Washington Education Association 2003 Teacher of the Year Veronique Paquette from Kenroy Elementary in East Wenatchee and Jack Horne, Science Coordinator for the North Central Education Service District. The program is free and includes lunch. Six clock hours will be available for a cost of $15. The Center for Urban Horticulture is located at 3501 NE 41 st Street . Directions to the Center can be found at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/info/contact.html . To register for the workshop, call 206-543-1943 or e-mail .

May 15, 2004 , Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle , WA
Date posted: April 5, 2004

May 28, 2004

Transit Presentation by Fred Birk
Southwest Montana Astronmical Society member Fred Birk will present a talk about the transit at the Friday, May 28 meeting of Society at the Museum of the Rockies beginning at 7:30 p.m. The talk will be held in the museum's Redstart Classroom off the lower lobby. The meeting is open to the public at no charge.

May 28, 2004 , Redstar Classroom, Museum of Rockies , MT
Date posted: May 24, 2004

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