Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Summer Concert Series:
Music Under the Stars
Fridays, July 12th – August 2nd & Saturday, August 10th
5:30pm – 8pm
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is looking for musicians to play in our 5 week long concert series between the hours of approximately 6pm – 8pm.
Music must be appropriate for all ages. Pay is negotiable, tip jars are allowed and you are welcome to sell your CDs if you would like.
Event is open to the general public and a $3 museum donation is requested.
Please send either a link to your website or a demo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is a non-profit 501c3 institute dedicated to inspiring and educating future generations, preserving famous artifacts from aviation history, and honoring the patriotic service of our veterans.
Written By: JR Pollnow – Education Outreach Coordinator
On January 26th, 2013, we are proud to announce that for the 3rd year in a row, we will be hosting “Reaching for the Stars: A Special Day for Exceptional People”. For $5, this full day event at the Museums is for participants that may have a developmental or physical disability, as well as their families and caretakers. It is a day filled with sights, sounds, and activities where everyone can feel comfortable and maybe make some new friends. The day’s events include Star Wars re-enactors from the Cloud City Garrison 501st Legion and the Kashyyyk Base Rebel Legion, and Balloon Flying Service of Oregon. And all Museum events are wheelchair accessible. For $20, participants also have the opportunity to spend the day in our climate controlled Waterpark. If you or someone that you know is interested, please contact the education department at 503.434.4185 or email us at email@example.com.
Ahoy Land Lubbers! Evergreen educators Katie Lee, Scott McGuyer, Jenna Halsey and Discovery Ambassador, Jorge, visited Oregon State University’s newest research vessel, Oceanus, for a Marine Technology Society (MTS) meeting. MTS members led tours aboard the Oceanus and explained current research projects, the mechanics of oceanography equipment, and basic functions of the new vessel. They learned about sea conductivity, temperature, density, and even a little about pirates! Arg! Evergreen educators are excited to support the MTS and to continue to learn about ground-breaking oceanographic research off of Oregon’s coast.
Written By: Jenna Halsey – Wings & Waves Waterpark Education Coordinator
This Saturday, November 17th, the Yamhill Greater Watershed Council will be hosting a lecture by Tom Murtagh from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife called “Survival Against the Odds.” Topics such as the life-stages of fish, what fish live in the Yamhill Watershed area, which fish are endangered, and which fish make the journey upstream to return to their home to lay eggs. Fish are an important part of Oregon’s ecosystem and it is important for society to learn how we can help these creatures.
This talk is free to the public and Waterpark visitors. Access to the H2O Science Center, swimming, and slides are not included. The talk begins at 1:00pm at the Starcade in the Wings & Waves Waterpark. Access to the H2O Science Center, swimming, and slides are not included. Make sure to stop by the Aviation Museum to hear from the Oregon Coast Aquarium discuss sea birds and their flight in the ‘Things That Fly” series. Presentations at 8AM, 11AM and 2PM. Click here for details.
Written By: Ben Lachman – PR and Marketing Assistant
On the second day they allowed us to explore LA for a bit. One of the attendees, an OSU student who had visited our Museum, invited me to visit SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) that is an American space transport company that was started by Elon Musk of Paypal and Tesla Motors.
A little background on Space X: They developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both of which were designed from conception to eventually become reusable. SpaceX also developed the Dragon spacecraft to be flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, initially transporting cargo and later planned to carry humans. SpaceX was fabricating falcon rockets and payload fairings when we visited. The futuristic office and state of the art factory is producing the future of space travel. Their Dragon Capsule was docked with the International Space Station in May 2012, and is going to replace the retired space shuttles. SpaceX had some neat technology, but the 3D printer stood out among them all. It could print intricately with Titanium. Some display items from the printer revealed the intricacy that the machine was capable of. The highlight of the tour was seeing the first Dragon Capsule, with burn marks from when it reentered the atmosphere.