“Family Night: Space!” Featured on PBS November 4th
Let’s explore space together! “Family Night: Space” is a one-hour TV program designed for kindergarten through 5th grade students and their families. Viewers will:
- hear from a Space Suit Engineer who is designing the next generation space suit; a Research Space Scientist who helps train astronauts for the Moon and Mars using areas on Earth that look like those destinations; a Scientist who specializes in Odor Testing; and more people who work in fields associated with space!
- learn about working together to solve problems.
- get a chance to put their aerospace skills to work in fun, hands-on activities - no computer required (paper, a pencil, aluminum foil, and tape would be useful).
Check your local Pennsylvania PBS station, or watch it live online if you have an internet connection. Air times: 6:00pm on WPSU; 7:00pm on WHYY, WITF, PBS39, WQED, WQLN, WVIA
You can further explore space with these station links:
- WPSU has activities and interviews with an astronaut and US Space Force officer: wpsu.org/spaceday.
- With PBS39 you can learn about women who work in STEM careers related to space: wlvt.org/virtual-events/.
- WVIA provides a look at the Apollo 11 and Apollo 13 missions.
- WQED shows how to prepare for a Mission to Mars!