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February 11, 2017

Come to the Grand Rapids Public Museum to enjoy:

"Discarded Worlds: Astronomical ideas that were almost correct." presented by guest speaker Brother Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory and winner of the Carl Sagan Medal for excellence in public communication in the planetary sciences (11:00 AM - Tickets will be available at

10:00am - 3:00pm

  • View real stellar and lunar material from NASA’s travelling education collection.
  • Learn from student-submitted projects designing solutions for the future of space exploration.
  • Watch a planetarium show including an introductory history of Roger B. Chaffee and a feature presentation highlighting the prospect of human’s future trips to the Moon.
  • Enjoy three separate hands-on STEM themed activities provided by the GVSU Padnos College of Engineering.
  • Try a quickfire design challenge to collaboratively prototype a solution to a problem.
  • Witness robotics demonstrations by the Michigan State University Extension.
  • See museum artifacts related to space, space travel, and Roger B. Chaffee.
  • "Make and Take” solar system bracelet.


  • See how students from Lee Middle School handled the Roger That! Design Challenge!