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Outreach to Space

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Sanford Museum is currently hosting the 'Outreach to Space' exhibit. Pictured above taking a look at the exhibit are Ben Pask, Alex Weede, Robin Pask, Marshall Pask, Warner Pask and Isaac Weede.
Rocket Launch - Alex Weede of Urbandale spent some time at the Sanford Museum checking out the Rocket Launcher display that is part of the 'Outreach to Space' exhibit at the museum. Photo contributed
Traveling exhibit held at Sanford Museum

The Sanford Museum and Planetarium is hosting a traveling exhibit from the Imaginarium in Waterloo until July 27. The exhibit host eleven interactive stations make learning about space fun.

Faraway visitors - Robin (Weede) Pask with son, Marshall, from Marysville, Calif. are pictured looking at one of the many displays featured this month at the Sanford Museum. Photo contributed
The stations include: Space Colony (Lego table where participants can build space rovers and rockets), Astroscan Sunspotter, Space Suit (Two rubber dolls in a chamber, one has a space suit on, the other does not. Participants use a pump to pump air out of the chamber and watch what happens to the doll without the suit), Gravity Well (scaled down version of a penny well, we use marbles), Mars Rocket (Mars' orbit time is longer than the Earth's, participants must shoot a "rocket" from Earth ahead of Mars in order have it land on Mars), Star Spectrum (Shows that different gases give off different spectrums), Different Worlds, Different Weights (What apples would feel like/weigh on other planets), Rocket Launcher (Air powered rocket launcher), Gloves in a Box (participants use astronaut gloves to try and do some work), Steering With Thrust (Rocket that uses air pressure to try to dock to the space station), Big Dipper (shows the stars of Big Dipper are really three dimensional and not that close together), Orbit Launcher (demonstrates the amount of force needed to break away from Earth's gravity.

Great family activity - Pictured, left to right are: Diana Weede, Warner Pask, Alex Weede, Robin Pask, Marshall Pask who enjoyed a visit recently to the Sanford Museum. Photo contributed
The Sanford Museum is free and open to the public. If you have and questions please feel free to call 225-3922.

Hands on learning - Oryn Weede of Urbandale is getting some hands on education, as part of the 'Outreach to Space' exhibit currently on display at the Sanford Museum. Photo contributed

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