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Of the People
Astronomy Night The 2015 White House Astronomy Night is a celebration of science, technology, and space.
Of the People Live Event
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Students, parents and educators are welcome to tune in to watch the broadcast right here on this webpage.
Schedule of Events
MythBusters' Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to host this exciting event live from the White House South Lawn
Remarks followed by short walk looking through a telescope and visiting an exhibit
Storytelling panel with Commercial Crew astronauts and answering questions from the internet audience
Additional questions and answers with the MythBusters
White House Astronomy Night: Celebrating Science, Technology & Space
Astronomy has long been one of the most accessible sciences for children and adults alike – around the world people gaze at the moon and stars with wonder and curiosity, inspired to ask questions about the universe and the world in which we live.
“There are a lot of mysteries left and there are a lot of problems for you students to solve. And I want to be a President who makes sure you have the teachers and the tools that you need to solve them,” President Obama said to middle school students, astronauts, and citizen scientists during the first-ever White House Astronomy Night in 2009.
Since then, the President has recognized the unique contributions of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs, hosting five White House Science Fairs, the first-ever White House Maker Faire, and the first White House Demo Day. The Administration has also led efforts to improve opportunities for all students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, and innovation-driven disciplines.
The event will bring together scientists, engineers, and visionaries from astronomy and the space industry to share their experiences with students and teachers as they spend an evening stargazing from the South Lawn of the White House. In addition to inspiring students and stargazers from across the country to learn about the newest astronomical discoveries and the technologies that enable us to explore and live in space, we are continuing progress on the President’s call to action to expand access and opportunities for students and adults to participate in the wonders of science and space.
About the Of the People Event Series
Broadcast live, Of the People takes students to Washington, D.C. for a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places and issues that shape and inform our world.
Hosted by students and featuring key government leaders, this Virtual Field Trip series transports young learners beyond the walls of their classrooms to inquire, explore and discover.
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October 19 | 7:00 PM ET This live event is appropriate for all grade levels.
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