Family Program: Shoot for the Moon!
Spend an afternoon as a NASA engineer! Join Angela Parker, Educator for Academy Engagement, and Dr. José Zorrilla, Instructor in Physics at Phillips Academy, to learn more about how NASA scientists have created images of the moon and how lunar landers help astronauts land safely on its surface. Participants will build and test their own lunar landers using simple household materials. Weather permitting, participants will take a short walk to visit the Andover Observatory to view the moon during the last 45 minutes.
Recommended for children in grades 3–7; must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free, but space is limited and registration is required.
Image: NASA, Lunar Orbiter IV-190M, 1967, gelatin silver print, 24 x 20 inches, gift of Mary and Dan Solomon, 2023.150