Events

May 14, 2014

Starlight Festival coming to Big Bear

The 2014 StarLight Festival will be held at the Northwoods Resort & Conference Center May 24 and 25.

Located at 40650 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, Calif., the event will be open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. both days.

The free event features a wide array of speakers sharing their insights on space exploration, robots, the Sun and more in the first floor ballroom of the resort.

Personnel from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be on hand in the upstairs conference center with multiple exhibit pieces, including Moon rocks, models of spacecraft, aerogel and satellites.

Additionally, Astronomers Without Borders will introduce attendees to astronomy around the globe with a special media presentation.

Outdoors you will find the STEM Zone – a tent dedicated to students and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Kids of all ages can build their own Saturn and planetary lander, or learn about impact cratering and meteorites vs meteorwrongs.

Surrounding the STEM Zone will be a plethora of tents with exhibitors from the world of science & astronomy.  See how a telescope is made, and then look through them yourself both day and night to see the Sun in all its glory, or beautiful deep sky objects like the giant globular star cluster, M13, or our sister galaxy, Andromeda.

Big Bear Solar Observatory, home to the world’s largest aperture and highest resolution solar telescope, will be open for free tours.

Once evening falls, all of our telescopes will be turned to the heavens. Get great views of Saturn, Mars, Jupiter and even a comet or two.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines July 6, 2015

News Long wait to come to America for Iraqis, Afghans who served U.S. troops Long wait times and a shortage of available visas for a huge backlog of applications remain major issues for the U.S. government’s Special Immigrant Visa program intended to ease entry to the United States for Iraqis and Afghans who served as...
 
 

News Briefs July 6, 2015

Russian MiG fighter crashes in southern Russia, pilot lives The Russian Defense Ministry says a Russian air force fighter jet has crashed in the south but its pilot ejected safely. The MiG-29 fighter jet went down July 3 near the village of Kushchevskaya in the Krasnodar region, 620 miles south of Moscow. The ministry said...
 
 
Army photograph by Doug LaFon

Army researcher’s interest in robotics leads to innovative device

Army photograph by Doug LaFon Dan Baechle, left, from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Multifunctional Materials research team, has created a laboratory prototype of a device he designed to sense and damp out arm tremors for A...
 

 
Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford

Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Joseph Swafford Airman Joshua Herron, a 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60 Pave Hawk crew chief, completes a 50-hour inspection on a Pave Hawk at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jun...
 
 
Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton

B-52s demonstrate strategic reach

Air Force photograph by SrA. Benjamin Raughton A B-52H Stratofortress is marshalled to a stop at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., after a 44-hour sortie July 2, 2015. Aircrew members and two B-52s from Barksdale AFB’s 96th ...
 
 

Soldier missing from Korean War accounted for

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced July 1 that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Sgt. Joseph M. Snock Jr. of Apollo, Pennsylvania, was buried July 6, in Arlington National Cemetery. In...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>