Press release submitted by Putnam Museum|
Houston, we are calling the Putnam Museum!
The Putnam Museum was awarded with the honor of being one of only 6 venues across the United States, to host a call from space - selected by NASA through a competitive application process. The NASA space call is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for select area students. On Friday, January 25 astronauts from Expedition 34, currently on board the International Space Station, will call the Putnam Museum LIVE and appear on Screen in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. 20 students will have the opportunity to ask a question live to an astronaut and have it answered. In addition to the live space call, a teacher workshop will be held by NASA educator John Weis. A curriculum is available to all teachers and student participants that will take part in space-themed activities and visit the Museum's new exhibition, Destination: Space.
Destination: Space is an exhibition that explores how our world on Earth has been improved by space exploration as well as what it takes to enter the "final frontier." Authentic space artifacts, including pieces on loan from NASA and new STEM interactives will help tell the story of our journey to space and the incredible advances made for those who remain on Earth. Visitors will find interactive sections on astronauts, space communications, engineering and materials science and will discover how regional employers have played a role in conquering space and how they too, can have a career that plays a part.
This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Alcoa.