Event News

The Science of Baseball
04.18.09
 
Visitor Center
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


World Series baseballs in space Baseballs from the American and National Leagues float near the cabin windows of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia. One of these balls is now on display at the Visitor Center. Credit: NASAWhat makes a curveball curve? What determines how far a batted ball will travel? How does the weather change the flight of a baseball? What makes a field a hitter's or a batter's park?

Join us Saturday, April 18, to find out how rocket science and aerodynamics can be applied to baseball. Then, reflect on baseball history and hear how technology has improved the game.

This free family event includes:
  • Special appearance of the Cleveland Indians' mascot Slider
  • Baseball exhibits and activities
  • Free kid's crafts and activities
  • "Picture Yourself in Space" digital photographs
  • Much more
Space is limited, so arrive early to get your seats! Make your reservations today by calling (216) 433-9653.

Presentations:

11 a.m. - The Science of Baseball by NASA researcher Tom Benson

1 p.m. - How Technology Has Improved Baseball by Indians Manager of In-Game Entertainment Annie Merovich

Please note the following important guidelines:
  • Advanced registration guarantees admission to the Visitor Center. Call (216) 433-9653.
  • All adult visitors are required to present government-issued photo identification.
  • Access to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center is limited to U.S. citizens.
More Information:
> Print a Flyer
> 2009 Visitor Center Event Schedule
> 2009 Facility Tour Schedule
> Important Security Notice