Come by the Chabot booth to join a group collaboration creating a model of Moon surface by experimenting with asteroid impacts. We will also host an Astronaut Survival Challenge where we will make astronauts to test in the vacuum of space.
What inspired you to make this project?:
As a space and Science Center, we are always looking for fun ways to engage our audiences about space. The vacuum of space can be a hard concept for many to understand. This activity helps open the discussion about surviving in space and why space suits are so important. It is interesting to see how a variety of materials can react in a vacuum, and this activity allows visitors to experiment and have fun with space! We also love teaching others about our closest neighbor: the moon! Being able to test different sized materials from different heights, helps us understand why the moon looks the way that it does.