Purdue Fall Space Day

Information for Parents/Teachers/Guardians 2013

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18th annual Purdue Space Day (PSD)

Saturday October 26, 2013

“In Curiosity lies Opportunity

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Parents and Guardians

The Full Schedule -



Upon Arrival


Activity bag – to be collected at Check-in & will contain:

Home Room

Will be a meeting and collection place for:

Group Leaders

Late Arrivals between 9:15am - 10:30am

Late arrivals after 10:30am

Astronaut Presentation

Guest Speaker

Astronaut Autograph

Activity Sessions

Three hands-on age-appropriate activities lasting 45 minutes at:

Lunch –

Afternoon Sessions

Group Photos –

End of the Day

The Full Schedule -



(Optional) Purdue Space Day t-shirts

Purdue Space Day

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 3312

701 W. Stadium Ave

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


Sack Lunch

Vending Machines

Purdue Memorial Union

Food Establishments - close to Armstrong Hall 


Mission Control

Located in the Armstrong atrium and will be staffed throughout the day for


Other Events at Purdue

Astronaut Presentation - Friday October 25, 2013. 8:00pm-9:00pm - Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, Purdue Univesity

Dr. Roy Bridges will be giving a public presentation on Friday October 25, 2013, 8:00pm-9:00pm in the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall (CL50 on map) on the Purdue campus. Free and open to the public


Parent Session- Engineering the Future: Saturday October 26, 2013 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ARMS BO98 (i2i studio) with David T. Bowker. Director, Office of Future Engineers

This session is specifically for parents of students in middle-school and up and will discuss what is engineering, fantastic career opportunities in the future, how students can best prepare in middle school and high school, as well as resources that are available for young people to continue to explore engineering as a career.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

Most details are covered in the FAQ section. Any questions not covered on the web site, please contact - Ann Broughton, PSD Coordinator, psd@purdue.edu


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