What: 5k run/walk through a scale model of the Solar System
When: 9am, Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Where: Start/Finish at MSU Bobcat Stadium
Why: Workout, learn about space, and support space science education in Montana!
Description: To kick off Montana's first Science and Engineering Festival , will host an educational 5k fun race. The Space Race will run through an accurate model of the Solar System scaled down to 5 kilometers. Race participants will run from Neptune past all eight of our planets to the Sun. We will also host a 1k kids Inner Solar System Sprint, and a 65m Toddler Mercury Crawl. Race packets will contain cool space pictures and NASA swag. After finishing, racers will be encouraged to mingle around the inner Solar System which will be packed with scientific information and displays. Directly following the race, participants will be invited to a free 45-minute kid-friendly solar physics and space science presentation: the SPOT program The Sun-Earth Connection.
About SPOT: The Space Public Outreach Team is a student club at MSU dedicated to communicating the excitement and importance of learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to Montana kids. We provide free 45-minute long presentations to any school, youth program, or community group that requests a show. We train MSU undergraduates to effectively engage young audiences, and to share the cutting-edge space science taking place at NASA and Montana colleges. Please visit our website for more information, or to request a show: http://solar.physics.montana.edu/spot/index.html