Events

SA-IDA members participate in about a dozen Educational Outreach events each year. We give formal presentations to groups and have display tables or booths at various events. Occasionally a couple members bring their telescopes at outdoor events.

2020

  • November xx,  2020 – AZSTEM Adventure at PCC NW, 9am to 1 pm, “Experimenting with Light” Sessions
  • June xx, 2020  – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10 PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • May xx, 2020  – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10 PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • ??, 2020 – Rally for Science 2020, 10 to 1 pm, Georges DeMeester Performance Center-Reid Park
  • ??, 2020 – Tucson Hebrew Academy Community STEM Festival, 10 am to 2 pm, “Experimenting with Light”
  • April 18, 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19 Virus – Earth Day Children’s Museum
  • April 11, 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19 Virus – TAAA Astronomy Festival at Brandy Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road, 3 pm to 9 pm
  • April 11, 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19 Virus – Tucson Mountains coalition Presentation 10 am
  • March 19, 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19 Virus -Desert Shadows Middle School Science Night (Nogales) 6 to 9 pm, display
  • March 12, 2020 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards 7:30  am to 3 pm
  • February 26, 2020  – Calabasas School Science Night (Rio Rico) 6 to 9 pm, display (all area schools invited)

2019

  • November 22,  2019 – AZSTEM Adventure at PCC NW, 9am to 1 pm, “Experimenting with Light” Sessions (sa-ida cancelled)
  • September 12, 2019 – PowerPoint presentation to Wells Fargo Green Team for Arizona via Skype, 11:30 am
  • June 22, 2019  – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10 PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • May 25, 2019  – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10 PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • April 13, 2019 – Rally for Science 2019, 10 to 1 pm, Georges DeMeester Performance Center-Reid Park
  • April 9, 2019 – Presentation to Sonora Astronomical Society, Green Valley, 7:00 pm
  • April 7, 2019 – Tucson Hebrew Academy Community STEM Festival, 10 to 2 pm, “Experimenting with Light”
  • March 7, 2019 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards 7 am to 3 pm
  • March 6, 2018 – Desert Shadows Middle School Science Night (Nogales) 6 to 9 pm, display
  • February 28, 2019  – Calabasas School Science Night (Rio Rico) 6 to 9 pm, display (all area schools invited)
  • February 9, 2019 – Presentation to Catalina Foothills Estates #7 at their annual HOA Meeting, 9:30 am

2018

  • November 16, 2018 – AZSTEM Adventure at PCC NW, 9am to 1 pm, “Experimenting with Light” Sessions
  • July 14, 2018  – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10 PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area-Cancelled
  • April 12, 2018 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards
  • March 26, 2018 – Tucson Hebrew Academy Community STEM Festival, 10 to 3 pm, “Experimenting with Light”-CAN NOT PARTICIPATE THIS YEAR
  • March 22, 2018  – Calabasas School Science Night (Rio Rico) 6 to 9 pm, display
  • March 7, 2018 – Desert Shadows Middle School Science Night (Nogales) 6 to 9 pm, display

2017

  • November 17, 2017 – AZSTEM Adventure at PCC, 9 to 1 pm, “Experimenting with Light
  • June 24, 2017  – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10 PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • May 20, 2017 – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10PM, Display/Telescopes  in “Overlook” area
  • March 30, 2017 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards
  • March 26, 2017 – Tucson Hebrew Academy Community STEM Festival, 10 to 3 pm, “Experimenting with Light”
  • March 9, 2017 – Desert Shadows Middle School Science Night (Nogales) 6 to 9 pm, display

2016

  • October 28, 2016 – AZSTEM Adventure at PCC, 9 to 1 pm, “Experimenting with Light
  • August 13, 2016  – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10 PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • July 23, 2016 – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10PM, Display/Telescopes  in “Overlook” area
  • April 3, 2016 – Hebrew Academy Community STEM Festival, 10 to 3 pm, “Experimenting with Light”
  • March 16, 2016 – Desert Shadows Middle School Science Night (Rio Rico) 6 to 9 pm, display
  • March 6, 2016 – Saguaro National Park East – Visitor Center Presentation, 4 to 5 pm, presentation
  • March 3, 2016 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards
  • January 9, 2016 – Saguaro National Park East – Colossal Cave Camp Ground Presentation to Longwood University students, 7 pm

2015

  • December 7, 2015 – Catalina Vista HOA, 7pm, short presentation
  • November 13, 2015 – AZSTEM Adventure at PCC NW, 9 to 1 pm, “Experimenting with Light
  • (reached 250 students and 40 adults with 20 minute hands-on sessions)
  • November 3, 2015 – NOAO Kitt Peak Docent training, noon, presentation
  • August 15, 2015  – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10 PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • July 13, 2015 – Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 6 PM to 10PM, Display/Telescopes  in “Overlook” area
  • April 18, 2015 – Earth Day at Reid Park, 9 am to 2 pm, display
  • March 10, 2015 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards     (we gave 7 awards totaling $375)

2014

  • October 28, 2014 – Cooper Center Celebration, 4:30 pm to 9 pm, display and telescope
  • August 23, 2014  – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 10:00PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • July 26, 2014 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:00 PM to 10:00PM, Display/Telescopes  in “Overlook” area
  • June 21, 2014 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:00 PM to 10:00PM, Display/Telescopes  in “Overlook” area
  • April 19, 2014 – Earth Day at Reid Park, 9 AM to 2 PM, Display
  • March 11, 2014 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards
  • November 14, 2014 – Arizona STEM Adventure (previously was FUNFEST Science Event) – “Experimenting with Light” classes 9 am to 1 pm at IBM Tech. Park facility 

2013

  • November  16, 2013 – Display at ASDM Mighty Sky  Night, 3PM
  • November 15, 2013 – IDA Annual Meeting
  • November 7, 8, 2013 – FUNFEST Science Event – “Experimenting with Light” classes (reached 602 students and about 35 adults)
  • August 17, 2013 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 8 PM, Teachers Night – Baldwin Education Center
  • August 31, 2013  – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 10:00PM,  Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • July 13, 2013 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:00 PM to 10:00PM, Display/Telescopes  in “Overlook” area
  • June 15, 2013 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:00 PM to 10:00PM, Display/Telescopes in “Overlook” area
  • March 12, 2013 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards

2012

  • March 13, 2012 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards
  • February 16, 17, 2012 – FUNFEST at the TCC, moved to 2012 in February to coincide with the Arizona Centennial  “Experimenting with Light” hands on booth

2011

  • August 27, 2011 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 8 PM, Teachers Night – Theater, and Overlook (rained-out)
  • August 20, 2011  – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 10:00PM,  Display in “Overlook” area
  • July 30, 2011 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • June 25, 2011 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • April 22, 2011 – Earth Day at U of A Mall, 9 Am TO 2 pm
  • April 16, 2011 – Earth Day at Reid Park, 8 Am TO 2 pm
  • March 22, 2011 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Award, 5 awards given

2010

  • November ?,?, ? 2010 – FUNFEST at the TCC, Wed, Thu, Fri – “Experimenting with Light” hands on booth
  • August 28, 2010 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 8 PM, Teachers Night – Theater, and Overlook (rained-out)
  • August 14, 2010  – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 10:00PM,  Display in “Overlook” area
  • July 17, 2010 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • June 25, 26, 27, 2010 – Alcon/IDA Annual Meeting & Conference at Hilton east, Tucson – display exhibit
  • June 19, 2010 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • March 09, 2010 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Award, 6 awards given

2009

  • November 14, 15, 2009 – IDA Annual Meeting and Conference in Phoenix, AZ – display exhibit
  • November 4, 5, 6 2009 – FUNFEST at the TCC, Wed, Thu, Fri – “Experimenting with Light” booth
  • August 29, 2009 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 8, Teachers Night Education wing
  • August 22, 2009  – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 10:00PM,  Display in “Overlook” area
  • July 25, 2009 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area -“rained out”
  • June 27, 2009 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • April 22, 2009 – Earth Day at U of A mall, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm – display exhibit and handouts
  • April 4, 2009 – Earth Day at Reid Park, 9 am to 3 pm – display exhibit and handouts
  • March 17, 2009 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards

2008

  • September 10, 2008 – City of TucsonWard 6 Office, 4:30 to 6:00 pm, display
  • August 23, 2008  – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 10:00PM, Teachers Night & Display in “Overlook” area
  • July 26, 2008 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • June 28, 2008 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • June 8 to 10, 2008 – IDA Annual Meeting and Conference – display exhibit
  • April 19, 2008 – Earth Day at Reid Park, 9 am to 1 pm – display exhibit and solar telescope
  • March 18, 2008 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards
  • February 20, 2008 – Lunar Eclipse at John’s, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

2007

  • August 25, 2007 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 10:00PM, Teachers Night & Display in “Overlook” area
  • August 18, 2007 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • July 14, 2007 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • June 9, 2007 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5:30 PM to 10:00PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • May 5, 2007 – Mason Audubon Center, Ironwood Festival – Display 1 to 6 PM
  • March 20, 2007 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards
  • March 4,5,6, 2007 – Annual IDA Meeting/Conference in Tucson

2006

  • September  22, 2006 – Pima County Star Party, Tucson Mountains – Ironwood Park, 7 PM to 9 PM
  • September  5, 2006 – Mesquite Ranch HOA Presentation – 6:30 PM
  • August 25, 2006 –Ventana Vista Elementary School Science Night/Star Party
  • August 12, 2006 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 9:30PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • July 15, 2006 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 9:30PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • June 10, 2006 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 9:30PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • March 21, 2006 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Special Category Awards

2005

  • November 19, 2005 –Ventana Vista Elementary School Science Night/Star Party
  • August 27, 2005 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 9:30PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • April 7 to 9, 2005 – Annual IDA Conference in Tucson
  • March 15, 2005 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Awards

2004

  • November 1, 2004 – NOAO Docent Training Dark Skies Presentation, 11 AM to noon
  • September  25, 2004 – Pima County Harvest Moon, Tucson Mountains – Ironwood Park, 5 PM to 9 PM
  • September 4 & 25, 2004 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 9:30PM, Display in “Overlook” area
  • September 12, 2004 – Trails End HOA Presentation in Tucson Mountains, 3 PM
  • June 24, 2004 – NOAO Docent Training Meeting Presentation, 10 to 11 AM
  • April 24, 2004 – Astronomy Night  Display at Flandrau Science Center (U of A), 1 PM to 9 PM
  • April 21, 2004 – Earth Day Display on U of A Mall, 10 AM to 3 PM
  • March 16, 2004 – SARSEF judging for Dark Skies Science Fair Awards
  • March 9 to 14, 2004 – IDA Annual Meeting in Tucson, Marriott Hotel – University on 2nd Street
  • March 5, 2004 – Present Dark Skies Photo Story at monthly TAAA meeting, 7 PM

2003

  • November 13, 2003 – NOAO Docent Training Meeting Presentation
  • November 6, 2003 – Family Science Night at Nogales High School, 5 PM to 9 PM
  • November 4, 2003 – Family Science Night at Rio Rico High School, 5 PM to 9 PM
  • October 18, 2003 – Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Star TAAA Party, 6 PM to 10 PM
  • October 11, 2003 – Pima County Moonlight Harvest, Tucson Mountains, 7 PM to 10 PM
  • October 7, 2003 – Tucson Airport Authority Award Presentation (details)
  • September 13, 2003 – Display booth at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 9 PM
  • September  8, 2003 – Presentation at Audubon Meeting, DuVal Auditorium at UMC, 7:00 PM
  • September 6, 2003 – Display booth at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 5 PM to 9 PM