[free] Family Science Day + Astronomy Festival @ College of San Mateo

Family Science and Astronomy Festival is a day of free learning and fun for the young and young at heart.

Featuring planetarium shows, family friendly science workshops, astronomical observations, public safety demos, and more.

Family Science & Astronomy Festival + Makerspace
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing
Sat Oct 05, 2019
1:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Science/Planetarium Building 36.

College of San Mateo
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 574-6161

The CSM Library Makerspace offers drop-in crafting, electronics, media and tinkering workshops.

Festival highlights

  • Explore the beautiful but deadly world of carnivorous plants – watch your fingers!
  • Planetarium shows in Spanish
  • Meet some real live reptiles – and take a craft version home
  • Make a model of molecules that exist in your very own body
  • Learn how a telescope works
  • Construct a planisphere
  • Help our astro-chef cook a comet
  • Make paper helicopters
  • Stitch fabric art-cards
  • Identify dinosaur bones
  • Explore outer space in one of CSM’s popular planetarium shows

The events end in a key note lecture by Brian Day, Lead for Lunar and Planetary Mapping and Modeling at NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute

The CSM Career and Workforce Hub will also offer a Career Preparation Workshop featuring Oscar Garcia, CEO of Aspira and former LinkedIn Consultant.