Space Science Community Events

Visit the UAMN Calendar to see upcoming events.

Check the Astronomy Calendar for sky viewing events. 


♦  Blast off with a UAMN Science Night! Visit the Science Night page to learn about themes and scheduling.

♦  See our Virtual Museum for downloadable content from past programs. Space-themed highlights:

♦ Check out Space Camp offerings at the museum.



Community Visits & Outreach

Our education staff partner to share space science in schools, libraries, and museums throughout the state.  UAMN and partners have many ways to serve your community (kits, virtual programs, in-person programs, etc) and can work with you to find a fit! Please contact us for further information:

Map of Alaska with various locations marked, including Fairbanks, Healy, Kotzebue, Shishmaref, Point Lay, Sitka, and Ketchikan.

Activity Kits and Packets

♦ Museum Kits are available for loan to schools and homeschool educators. See our kit site for details!


In 2020 and 2021, we worked with community leaders to share aurora activity packets with kids and families. Learning packets included all materials to explore at-home and offline. Some groups also received outreach from museum educators via Zoom. Communities served: 

Fairbanks (21st Century ASP), North Pole (21st Century ASP), Dillingham (4H & Campfire), Anchorage (Camp Fire AK), Nenana, Atmautluk (Rural Cap), Copper Center (Rural Cap), Kokhanok (Rural Cap), Nanwalek (Rural Cap), Sand Point (Rural Cap), Craig (Rural Cap), Stebbins (Rural Cap), Thorne Bay (Rural Cap), Soldotna (Rural Cap), Kotzebue, Aniak (Kobuk Afterschool), Eielson Air Force Base (School Age Program), Chalkyitsik, Arctic Village, Tanana, Beaver, Minto, and Eagle

Aurora packet contents on a white background,  Student wearing diffraction glasses.

In 2022, we distributed ten Sun Discovery Kits to organizations throughout the state. These kits are designed for afterschool, informal learning, and classroom discoveries. UAMN also has a kit available for local checkout by educators. Sun Discovery Kit recipients:

  • Alaska Gateway School District, Tok
  • Delta Community Library
  • Denali Education Center, Talkeetna
  • Gustavus Public Library
  • Innoko River School, Shageluk
  • Kenai Community Library
  • Kodiak Public Library
  • Kuskokwim Consortium Library, Bethel
  • Seldovia Village Tribe
  • Unalaska Public Library

Sun discovery kit contents on a starry background.

In addition, several communities were sent digital Sun Discovery Kits (USB only) and other space science materials. Digital Sun Discovery Kit recipients:

Nenana City School, Ketchikan Public Library, Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula (Soldotna),  Moose Pass Public Library, Kinder Skog Nature Program (Petersburg), Sitka Public Library, Talkeetna Public Library & Friends of the Talkeetna Public Library,  Delta Elementary School, Delta Greely School District, Hunter Elementary School (Fairbanks), Joy Elementary School (Fairbanks), Child Youth Services School Age Center (Fort Wainwright), Chester Valley Elementary School (Anchorage), Palmer Public Library, MatSu YMCA (Wasilla)


NASA logo with the word "partner" underneath.


This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A and cooperative agreement number NNH15ZDA004C. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and  do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.