Goddard Days Science Discovery Festival
Announces Schedule and Events

This year's Robert H. Goddard Days are scheduled to be held October 12,13 and 14th of October - and will kick off with an evening lecture by astronomer Alan Hale Thursday October 12 at 7:00 pm at the Basset Auditorium of the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Hale, is best known for his works with comets and near-Earth asteroids and as co-discover of the comet Hale-Bopp.

Friday and Saturday will see a free hands-on exhibit and science discovery festival, in the Roswell Convention Center, designed to teach and delight with exhibits covering the topics of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from the The Science Place of Dallas, Texas The International Hall of Fame Center of Alamogordo, New Mexico will be highlighting an exciting variety of Space Exhibits including but not limited to Space Suit protection, the International Space Station, Mercury Capsule, a Tour of the New Solar System, with topics like: Galileo, Cassini Space Probe, Mars, Stardust Mission and many others. The Science Spectrum Museum of Lubbock Texas will be represented with various live animal exhibits native to this area, hands on learning exhibits such as Giant Bubble Trays, Magnetic Trays, Sand Pendulum, Water Blocks, Echo Tube and Brain Games. Explora! Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque will be present with exhibits that emphasizes the fun of learning and critical thinking with such apparatuses as Jacob's Ladder, a Tornado Box, Lighting rods and many more. Additional organizations that will delight the public are with their exhibits are: LodgesStar Astronomy Center, Probotics (Robots) from Richardson, Texas, National Atomic Museum, The International UFO Museum and Research Center and many more. Friday, October 13 will be Student Day at the Festival with all Students from the region encouraged to attend and take part in this amazing and informative event from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm with free admission! Saturday will be Public Day at the festival with the general public encouraged to attend this exciting event. 

In addition to the Hale lecture and the Science Discovery Festival various other activities are planned such as an evening of star gazing with the Roswell Astronomy Club. A rocket building workshop and then a community Rocket Launch with the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department. Planetarium Presentations at the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium. Lectures by Hanson Scott, Executive Director of the Office of Space Commercialization (New Mexico Economic Development Department) and George Slad, a graduate student with the U.S. Geological Survey will discuss his work studying earthquake and volcanic activities around the world.

Schedules of all the events and times may be picked up at the Roswell Museum and Art Center or the Roswell Convention Center.

For additional information about this press release contact Stan Crosby at (505) 420-1647.

Press Release For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 29, 2000