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Enjoy the movie Space Next and join Janet Ivey of Janet’s Planet for an out-of-this-world activity! You’ll get lively instruction and a fun, challenging item to make. This month’s activity is: Solar Sail Origami!

About the activity:

Learn what it takes to travel to another planet and how our history has shaped our way of designing future spacecrafts, ending the event by designing your own solar sail! Did you know that engineers at NASA are taking classes in origami to better understand how to fold and deploy everything from solar sails to parachutes? Today your task is to create your very own solar sail using the same techniques NASA technicians use!

This activity is great for ages 6 to 13. A supply list will be sent to participants in advance, so please register for this event today!

About Space Next:

The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying and led to landing on the Moon and sending a probe to Pluto. But that’s only the beginning. Space Next offers a glimpse into tomorrow, exploring the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. The result is a mesmerizing display of interplanetary excellence sure to inspire a generation of explorers, scientists and dreamers! Come discover what’s next. Suitable for all ages.

The event begins at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

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