Saturday 'Night Wings' events continue at Pima Air and Space Mus - Tucson News Now

Saturday 'Night Wings' events continue at Pima Air and Space Museum

(Source: http://www.pimaair.org) (Source: http://www.pimaair.org)

By Angeline Carbajal, Tucson News Now intern

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima Air and Space Museum will hold their second “Night Wings” 2014 summer evening program on Saturday.

Families can enjoy hands-on activities such as astronaut food tasting, rocket launching, memory challenges, plane spotting and making paper airplanes on July 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be prizes and photo opportunities, including photos in the cockpit of a T-33 Shooting Star high-speed jet trainer, according to a news release.

Other activities at the event include:

- A spectroscopy show to honor the 45th anniversary of man landing on the moon by The University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Labs

- A message on wildfire safety from the Tucson and Rincon Valley Fire Departments

- A presentation on helicopter rescue techniques by the Pima County Sheriff’s Park Enforcement Search and Rescue Unit and the Southern Arizona Rescue Association

- Disney-inspired activities by the Pima Credit Union

- Robotics demonstrations and hands-on activities by Palo Verde High Magnet School’s Optimal/ First Robotics team and Coronado Middle School’s SUGO team

All five museum hangars will be open and the museum’s 150 outdoor planes will be available to view. Visitors can ride a guided tram tour around the 150 planes for an additional $4 fee.

“Seeing the kids get excited about scientific and aerospace concepts and watching them apply reasoning and learning to the various projects is exhilarating,” said Mina Stafford, curator of education at PASM. “We are grateful to the community volunteers who help us interact and really deliver our educational message to individual kids with such enthusiasm.”

The final 2014 “Night Wings” summer evening event will be on Saturday, August 23, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with new activities.

For prices and more information about the event, visit the PASM website at www.pimaair.org or call (520) 574-0462.

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