Missouri S&T to host Space Week events Nov. 18-23

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On November 15, 2019

Observatory night viewing. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team will host a week filled with guest speakers, observatory viewings and a movie screening this November.

Space Week 2019 is a week of programs designed to educate the public and Missouri S&T campus about the wonders of space exploration. A series of events will be held Monday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 23. All events are free and open to the public.

Space Week events include:

— Dr. Marco Cavaglià, Missouri S&T professor of physics, will review his research into gravitational waves and their importance at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Room 103 Engineering Management Building at S&T.

— Dr. Philip Knocke, former NASA Jet Propulsion Lab scientist, will reflect on his time at NASA as an approach, entry and descent engineer at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Room 103 Engineering Management Building.

— Dr. John Story, Missouri S&T associate professor of physics, will discuss stellar clusters deep in the galactic “neighborhood” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building at S&T.

— A screening of Interstellar (2014) will take place by the Student Union Board at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center at S&T.

— The S&T Observatory will host a viewing of the Pegasus Cluster at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the observatory, located at 1550 N. Bishop Ave. (Highway 63), adjacent to the university’s Stonehenge replica.

— A “Tour of the Planets” will be held with hands-on, space-related activities like crafts, science projects and more for elementary school-aged students from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Room 101 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall.

For more information about Space Week, visit the Mars Rover Design Team’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MissouriMRDT/.

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2 thoughts on “Missouri S&T to host Space Week events Nov. 18-23”

  • David G Sizemore says:

    Outstanding education which also might stimulate the local community as to the valuable asset that MO S & T really is. Sorry I am not there.

  • Tiffany Thompson says:


    I’m a teacher at Greentree Learning Center with our school age classroom. We do summer field trips and programs for the kids during their summer break.

    I was wondering if we could set up a program with you for 50 kids to learn about outer space for a day in June the week if the 21st.

    Thank You,

    Tiffany Thompson