Moon Day 2015


JULY 18, 2015

10am – 5pm

Dallas Love Field Airport
6911 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75209

Moon Day 2015 banner

update from Ken Murphy 3/20/15:NSSNT table with Curtis at Moon Day 2014

Planning is well underway for this year’s Moon Day event on Saturday, July 18th from 10am to 5pm at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field in Dallas.

We’re pleased to announce that we will be having a live Amateur Radio ISS (ARISS) Uplink with the space station during this year’s event.  Working with AMSAT/ARRL, we have received approval for our Programmatic and Technical proposals.  The last stage is prepping with NASA for the event.  As a consequence, we are expecting even higher turnout this year than in years past, with initial estimates in the 2000-2500 range.

This estimate is supported by our first space-naut!  Private space traveller Anousheh Ansari will be helping with the proceedings for part of the day, and her experience on the ISS nicely complements the ARISS Uplink.  We expect more media coverage than in the past as a result.

We’ve also been rounding up new exhibitors, and have an initial goal of 36 exhibitors for this year’s event.  That’s where all of you come in.  Each of you is a key element in making Moon Day the biggest and best space-themed, STEM-focused event in Texas!

Here’s this year’s list of potential participants and activities:

National Space Society of North Texas ISS Displays, Astronaut Trading Cards activity, Launch vehicle lecture
Greater Fort Worth Moon Society Solar Power Satellite Demonstrator, Cislunar Space lecture
AMSAT Satellite Overpasses, Orbits 101 class
Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas Solar Telescopes, Dark Skies presentations, Constellations 101 class
Fort Worth Astronomical Society Solar Telescopes, Telescopes 101 class
Dallas Area Rocket Society Rocket Building classes
Dallas Personal Robotics Group Robotics
Fort Worth Robotics Moonbots Activity
Dallas Mars Society Remote Control Time-Delay Rover, Mars colonization lecture
Civil Air Patrol Aerospace education
National Society of Black Engineers STEM Activities
Society of Women Engineers Electric circuits, Composite Materials 101 class
Perot Museum Inflatable Planetarium
FWMoS&H Noble Planetarium Inflatable Planetarium, Travelling Gift Shop
Sci-Tech Discovery Center Inflatable Planetarium
Brookhaven College Moon Rock Disks lecture and class
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aerospace education
TAMU-Commerce Society of Physics Students Physics activities
TCU Monnig Meteorite Gallery Crater-making
UNT Astronomy Outreach Solar System Origins lecture
UTA Planetarium Newsletter sign-up
UTD Center for Space Sciences CINDI hardware, CINDI in Space manga comics
UTD Center for STEM Education & Research STEM Activities
The Heinlein Prize Trust Russian Spacesuit
AIAA NTX Space Industry
Texas Instruments Math Activities
Lockheed Martin Engineering Activities
Boeing Aerospace activities
Exos Aerospace Rocket Motors
Kelley Miller – SSA LEGO Moon Rovers
The Secret Science Society Kitchen chemistry
Mad Science of D/FW Van de Graaff generator
The Color Shack Art Studio Space Art, Art Class Space advocacy Tether climber
The Nerd Show Online Radio Interviews
Citizens in Space Microgravity Science
Texas Meteorite Laboratory Meteorites, Meteorite Hunting lecture
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas STEM programs
Boy Scouts Circle 10 Council NOVA & STEM patches
Half-Price Books Space Book sales
Pegasus Publishing Space T-Shirt sales
Celestron Telescope sales
DFW LEGO Users Group LEGO International Space Station
Mathnasium Math Activities


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