Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids Public Museum are hosting a weekend-long celebration of space exploration with Roger That!
On Friday there will be a public conference at GVSU, including an 11 a.m. keynote on NASA's art program, and a full afternoon of breakout sessions with speakers from four institutions talking about space exploration from both "science" and "society" perspectives.
In the evening, Guy Bluford, will be making a special appearance as a keynote speaker highlighting his experiences as the first African American astronaut in space. That will take place at GVSU's Loosemore Auditorium at 6 p.m.
At the Grand Rapids Public Museum, they'll be hosting field trips all day Friday about space exploration. Students will be able to see pieces of a space shuttle, touch meteorite rocks that came from space, see a demonstration in the museum's planetarium, and so much more.
On Saturday, Bluford will be speaking again 11 a.m. at the Grand Rapids Public Museum for Flying in Space: The Space Shuttle and Beyond. The museum activities will be open before and after his talk.
Roger That! is happening February 16 and 17.
For a complete schedule of events, visit gvsu.edu/rogerthat.