We have held numerous events, hosted star parties, and visited schools.
1. First Friday and Farmer’s Markets.
Since starting in 2014, NWA Space has attended 16 First Friday or Farmer’s Market events in the region. Our members have demonstrated the generation of electricity and fluid dynamics, facilitated the exploration of rocks, minerals, fossils, and meteorites and discussed the scaling scientific experiments. We have facilitated the discovery of oobleck and fascinated with “magic” trick that turn out to be SCIENCE!
2. Library lectures.
Board members have given presentations at libraries from Bella Vista to Prairie Grove.
Since starting in 2014 board members have given 31 lectures in libraries; 11 children’s program, 6 teen programs, and 10 general lectures. We have also trained staff in 8 libraries on the care and use of library telescopes.
3. Classroom lectures & STEM nights.
Board members have given lectures at public schools from West Fork to Joplin and as far east as Branson. We have participated in STEM and STEAM nights as well.