In case you missed my previous blogs, Monrovia High School has been one of six schools in the nation chosen to host a downlink from the International Space Station this year! As the kick – off for this event, MHS is hosting our first Science Expo. This fun, free, family event includes demonstrations from the Santa Fe Dam RC Modelers Club, UniTek lazers, FIRST Robotics, and GVART Radio telescope. Booths will include hat and glider making, Pinewood Derby and MHS Chess Club workshops, and information from the Deep Space Network, NASA/IPAC, the Planetary Society, and the Sidewalk Astronomers. At the same time, also on the MHS campus, FIRST Robotics will be hosting their regional championships, so this would be a great time to check out the many schools competing in that big event. Food will be sold, including hot dogs, pizza, and smoothies. This event will be on Saturday, March 2nd in the MHS Quad from 10am to 2pm. See the attached flyer for more information.
The International Downlink event will take place on Tuesday, March 5th. This event means that 20 of our 5th grade students have been chosen to talk to an astronaut and ask them a question. These 20 students were chosen using a Bookmark Design Competition with the theme of Wildcats in Space. All the 5th graders and all the 8th graders in MUSD will travel to the MHS Auditorium to be part of this amazing event! In case the public wants tickets, then the sponsorship form is attached.
Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors who have helped make this event possible!