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James Webb STEM Night

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 6-8pm

Bring your whole family and join us at the Apple Valley Center for Innovation (AVCI), a local science center, for a night of fun, hands-on learning featuring the James Webb Space Telescope!  JWST is set to launch on December 18, 2021.  It is NASA's newest space telescope that is 30+ years in the making!  Dr. Mike Tierney, an engineer from Northrop Grumman, will be speaking about his 30 years on the project.  NASA and JWST swag available while supplies last!
We have dozens of hands-on exhibts for "kids" of all ages:
  • Science on a Sphere - featuring James Webb Space Telescope
  • Inflatable planetarium
  • Space themed experiments
  • STEM hands-on exhibits
  • Rocket launchers
  • *NEW* Streaming video room
  • *NEW* AR Sandtable
  • HiDAS telescopes open for sky viewing
Openning "Blast" at 6pm, closing bell at 8pm. 
AVCI is located at 20702 Thunderbird Road, Apple Valley, CA 92307
For inquiries, please email Amy Ritter at aritter@lcer.org.

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The LCER operates two charter schools: Academy for Academic Excellence in Apple Valley, a TK-12 college-preparatory program with a STEAM emphasis, and Norton Science and Language Academy (NSLA) in San Bernardino, a TK-8 Spanish/English Dual Immersion model school with a STEAM emphasis. The LCER’s unique partnership with NASA/JPL on the GAVRT Radio Astronomy Project has reached more than 600 teachers and 50,000 students around the world in ongoing science campaigns. LCER also operates a number of historical and STEM local outreach programs from their replica pioneer town, Mineral City, and at the Apple Valley Center for Innovation (an informal education STEM Center in partnership with Apple Valley Unified School District).