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19th Annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

19th Annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Aloha! We hope that this finds you safe in this COVID new normal. In these times of distance learning, we would like to invite your teachers and families to join us in a virtual day honoring Hawaii astronaut Charles Lacy Veach which features STEM workshops, a Galaxy Treasure Hunt (those who submit answers will be invited to virtual live field trips in November and December)

Are you ready?

Our annual tribute to Hawaii Astronaut Charles Lacy Veach which began 19 years ago has been pivoted to a virtual event in 2020 due to the pandemic…this has created unique opportunities as we have reached out
for workshops and speakers from Hawaii and outside Hawaii.  Participants will also be able to learn from 12 mini workshops and demonstrations, mini keynotes and participate in a Galaxy Treasure Hunt for answers
posed by STEM professionals from Hawaii.
Participants will also be able to apply for one of 50 STEM kits provided by Hardware Science and be invited to several live virtual field trips and laboratory workshops to be hosted in November and December.  Thank
you (mahalo) to the volunteers who have provided workshops, keynotes and “ads,” to Hawaiian Electric for their founding sponsorship, Hardware Science for providing the STEM challenge, and those organizations
providing live virtual field trips.

Highlights: no registration required

When: October 24, 2020, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, Hawaii Standard time

Mini keynotes and welcome messages…Astronaut Chris Cassidy from the International Space Station, Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson, Astronaut Stan Love (Veach Day keynote 2009), Astronaut Bill Shepherd (crewmate of Lacy on shuttle flight), Educator Astronaut Joe Acaba (Veach day keynote, 2019), President/CEO Scott Seu, Hawaiian Electric, family of Astronaut Lacy Veach

Mini workshops: make a Cartesian diver, a rotocopter, an air battery, a polymer bouncing ball, a balloon rocket car, learning coding to rendezvous a spacecraft with the International Space Station, use your cell phone camera to paint with light, take part in a galaxy cruise, see demonstrations on electrolysis, convection, density, center of gravity, elephant toothpaste and land your spacecraft on target.

Take part of the Galaxy Treasure Hunt for answers with questions and answers provided in “ads” and in workshops and submit via google quiz for invitations to live Virtual Field Trips and Laboratory workshops in
November and December 2020, and random drawings for a Veach Day face mask and/or a Veach Day toolbox pen.  Live field trips will include...Oceanit, Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory, the NSSA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Retina Center of Hawaii (cow eye dissection), Hokulea/Polynesian Voyaging Society, and others.

Register for one of 50 Hardware Science STEM kits and submit a video of your STEM challenge.

For further information, contact

ThinkTech Hawaii Astronaut Veach Day

Kupuna Life Astronaut Veach Day