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Interstellar Explorations

CCMNH is proud to offer these NASA-developed activities thanks to a materials grant and partnership with the National Informal STEM Education Network.

Simulate your own exploding star with Nebula Spin Art. Then, see how nature recycles this interstellar dust as you build gas giant planets or stars. To explore the moon and the rest of our solar system, including Mars, we’ll need rockets and rovers. You’ll design, build, and test just like a NASA scientist. Finally, discover how a meter of paper tape can help you understand scale by making your own Pocket Solar System.

Our instructors:

Tom Gravius is a retired science educator and biotech researcher who was part of the team that made the first map of the human chromosomes using DNA markers. Tom has been having a "blast" volunteering at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History for the last 5 years.

Peg LeGendre, Ed.D.,
is a Science Educator, with experience in STEM outreach for Science on the Street, and the Cambridge Science Festival. Peg is retired from Cambridge and Boston Public Schools as an administrator, science mentor teacher, and special needs educator.