Main Stage Agenda
|10 a.m.||Doors Open to the Public/Exhibits Open|
|10:05 a.m.||National Anthem performed by Paige Epler
Paige is a twelve year old violin prodigy (and a student who is enrolled in college)! She played for President Obama’s inaugural luncheon. Please join us at the People Pod Stage to hear Paige play the National Anthem on violin to kick off the Maryland’s Place in Space expo!
|10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Astronauts Loren Shriver and Ricky Arnold available for autographs|
|10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.||Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas
Dr. Thomas recounts his spaceflight experience.
|11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Kenji Williams performs Bella Gaia
Classically trained in Violin since the age of 7, Kenji Williams performs live ethereal- style violin, with a laptop and drum machine transmitting self-produced classics synchronized with breathtaking science images.
|11:45 a.m. - 12 noon||Maryland Public Television presents fun with Sid The Science Kid|
|12:05 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.||Stormin' Bob Swanson
Stormin' Bob Swanson, also known as the Singing Weatherman, plays educational songs about weather on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica!
|12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.||Wall*E presentation, Digital Learning Network
WALL-E is going to be a guest host to help us teachlearn about NASA's satellite mission to the moon, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
|12:50 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Special Proclamation by Maryland State Department of Education
Dr. Darla Strous of the Maryland State Department of Education and Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas
|1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Special Presentation by Astronaut Ricky Arnold
Maryland-born-and-raised former middle-and high-school teacher turned Astronaut will give an account of his mission to the Space Station in March.
|1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.||Join kids from Maryland K-12 Schools as they ask Ricky Arnold what it’s like to be an astronaut.|
|1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Make your own Wing Ring Glider with Astronauts Ricky Arnold, Dr. Don Thomas, with a special appearance by Sid the Science Kid!|
|2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Special Presentation by Tuskegee Airmen
Meet two distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science.
|2:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.||Astronaut Autograph Session|
|2:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.||Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. presents "400 Years of the Telescope"
Beautifully photographed in 4K cinematography, this film is a visually stunning chronicle of the history of the telescope from the time of Galileo.
|4:00 p.m.||Doors Close to the Public|
Science Café Agenda
|10:00 a.m.||"History of the Telescope" presented by Maryland Public Television|
|10:30 a.m.||Goddard Space Flight Center Highlights|
|11:00 a.m.||Exploring Jupiter, Amy Simon Miller|
|11:30 a.m.||Developing Adaptive Communication Technologies for NASA’s Deep Space Network
Dr. Nathan Richardson, Morgan State University, Center of Excellence and Systems Engineering for Space Exploration Technologies
|12:00 p.m.||Fire and Ice: From the Sun to Pluto with Dr. Ralph McNutt, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab|
|12:30 p.m.||Goddard Space Flight Center Highlights|
|1:00 p.m.||The Landsat Series of Satellites
Capturing a Digital Photo Album of the Earth for the past 37 Years with Dr. Darrel Williams, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
|1:30 p.m.||See the World as Never Before with Ms. Barbara Schoeberl, Animated Earth LLC|
|2:00 p.m.||Maryland's Missions to Comets with with Dr. Michael A'Hearn, University of Maryland Distinguished Professor of Astronomy|
|2:30 p.m.||Measurements of the Aura mission to study the Earth’s ozone, air quality and climate with Dr. Mark R. Schoeberl, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center|
|3:00 p.m.||The Intersection of Humans and Robots Working In Space: What's Wrong With Being a Borg? with Dr. Dave Akin, University of Maryland|
|3:30 p.m.||Goddard Space Flight Center Highlights|