Abbie’s Space Party
Abbie Zukowski, an 11-year-old girl from Emmaus, loved the stars. She wanted to be an astronomer and would spend many evenings studying the night sky through her telescope.
The Da Vinci Science Center is holding a special celebration to honor her life and passion for science on what would have been her 14th birthday.
Join us for Abbie’s Space Party from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27.
Events and activities will include mobile planetarium shows, stomp rockets, a video feed to the International Space Station, live music provided by Abbie’s brother D.J. Vin D, and birthday cake. There will also be a visit from retired NASA astronaut Terry Hart. Hart served as the ascent and orbit capsule communicator with the Mission Control Team for four of the Space Shuttle missions. He flew as a mission specialist on the April 1984 Challenger mission and has logged 168 hours in space.
All activities are included with general admission. A portion of the admission price will be donated to the Abigail Zukowski Memorial Scholarship. The fund provides financial support to college-bound Emmaus High School students that embody many of Abbie’s qualities.
Abbie’s Space Party Schedule:
- 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Leonardo’s Theatre – Mobile Planetarium Shows by Stars on the Move (Spaces per show are limited to 35 people, first come, first serve. There is floor seating only, no chairs)
- Noon, Leo’s Landing – Birthday cake and a special message from Abbie’s parents
- 2 p.m., Leo’s Landing – Visit from retired NASA astronaut Terry Hart
- All Day, Inquiry Island – Telescopes and mirrors activity with the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society
- All Day, Leo’s Landing – Stomp rockets
- All Day, Leonardo’s Theatre – Virtual reality space experience
For questions/concerns, please contact Kate Heflin at 484.664.1002, Ext. 116