Tag Archives: space

Get Your Nerd On with Buzz Aldrin!

Saturday, May 24 — Get Your Nerd On with Buzz Aldrin at Barnes & Noble! American astronaut and living legend Buzz Aldrin is a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. A pioneering astronaut who first set foot on the moon as a member of Apollo 11, Aldrin is also an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary missions. Aldrin has a vision, and in his new book Mission to Mars he plots a path... Read More

Buzz Aldrin Event Postponed

UPDATE – NOV 15: We are sad to announce that Get Your Nerd On Day at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, November 16, has been postponed. Our special guest, Buzz Aldrin, is ill and will not be traveling to Denver this weekend. We will do our best to reschedule this event within the next month or two, but in the meantime, please keep Buzz in your thoughts. If you have any questions, please contact us here. Thanks, as always, for your support of The Big Brain Club. * * *... Read More

Books and Rockets: Event Recap

We had a GREAT time at our book fair and rocket launch extravaganza last Saturday. Want proof? Just check out these photos. Huge thanks to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, who brought a trio of mad geniuses to help our guests build (and launch!) some high-tech paper rockets. We’d also like to thank Dr. Andrew Aldrin from United Launch Alliance, who dazzled the audience with a very cool presentation on Mars, the moon, rockets, and the future of space exploration. Please remember that all of these fun shenanigans... Read More

SCIENCE: Space Milestones

Here’s a cool lesson plan involving space, science, and American history. Best for grades 6-8, but suitable for high school students, too. Source: Discovery Education * * * Objectives Students will learn about major events in the history of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). Students will create a visual timeline of the goals, heroes, and outcomes of select missions.   Materials – Newsprint – Paper and markers (for each group) – Internet access – Print resources about NASA’s history and its various programs, from Mercury to the International... Read More