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Theme: Be Astronomical!

This event occurred on
November 20, 2010
4:00pm - 9:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Hampton, Virginia
United States

TEDx organizers picked November 20, United Nations Universal Children’s Day, to host multiple events for youth across the world in every time zone over this 24-hour period.

The vision for our event was conceived to support the President’s initiative for STEM education. Working through school districts, we seek to cast a wide net to reach students ages 13-18, who have been identified as interested and possessing potential, but who are not pursuing STEM related study. We will immerse them in a scientific and technologically rich environment, exposing them to personal development messaging aimed at cultivating the belief that they can indeed reach these dreams. Adding to this stimulating venue will be various displays and many exciting interactive exhibits, including the newly released, phenomenally realistic Eyes On the Solar System application. Our presenters are diverse, among them a scientist, an science educator, a social networking expert, a poet and an activist. The activities in between sessions will involve both fun and learning. Our theme, Be Astronomical! is a nod to the science and inspiration to be incorporated throughout.

Virginia Air and Space Center
600 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, Virginia, 23669
United States
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Organizing team


Hampton, VA, United States


Newport News, VA, United States
  • Hayley Foster
    Lead Coordinator, Programming DIrector and Professional Speaker Coach
  • Harla Sherwood
    NIA - Lead for Partnerships and Sponsorships, and Logistics Support
  • Susan Cooper
    NASA - Speaker & Logistics Manager
  • Rachel Boyd
    VASC - Special Events
  • Cheryl Cleghorn
    NASA - Events Coordinator
  • Mark Clemente
    NIA - Exhibits Manager