The 2015 World Science Festival took place May 27-May 31 in New York City.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Space Exploration: Reaching New Heights

Ever wonder how rockets launch or spacecraft land when coming back from space? Curious about the technology that gives us those spectacular images of other planets and distant stars? NASA scientists and educators at the World Science Festival gave answers to such questions through hands-on activities with infrared cameras, seltzer rockets, models of the James Webb Space Telescope, and more. Also explored at this event: future flights to Mars and other parts of the solar system and the advancements in flight and technology that will help us journey through space.


NASA Orbit Pavilion

This massive, interactive art installation featured a captivating soundscape to represent the 19 Earth Science satellites that monitor our planet’s ever-changing pulse from their unique vantage points. In addition to the sonic interpretations of this group of satellites orbiting Earth, visitors were able to view our planet through 3-D programs, and conduct hands-on activities with NASA scientists. Created by NASA in collaboration with STUDIOKCA and Shane Myrbeck.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

NASA Orbit Pavilion

This massive, interactive art installation featured a captivating soundscape to represent the 19 Earth Science satellites that monitor our planet’s ever-changing pulse from their unique vantage points. In addition to the sonic interpretations of this group of satellites orbiting Earth, visitors were able to view our planet through 3-D programs, and conduct hands-on activities with NASA scientists. Created by NASA in collaboration with STUDIOKCA and Shane Myrbeck.


Space Exploration: Reaching New Heights

Ever wonder how rockets launch or spacecraft land when coming back from space? Curious about the technology that gives us those spectacular images of other planets and distant stars? NASA scientists and educators at the World Science Festival gave answers to such questions through hands-on activities with infrared cameras, seltzer rockets, models of the James Webb Space Telescope, and more. Also explored at this event: future flights to Mars and other parts of the solar system and the advancements in flight and technology that will help us journey through space.


Friday, May 29, 2015

NASA Orbit Pavilion

This massive, interactive art installation featured a captivating soundscape to represent the 19 Earth Science satellites that monitor our planet’s ever-changing pulse from their unique vantage points. In addition to the sonic interpretations of this group of satellites orbiting Earth, visitors were able to view our planet through 3-D programs, and conduct hands-on activities with NASA scientists. Created by NASA in collaboration with STUDIOKCA and Shane Myrbeck.


Space Exploration: Reaching New Heights

Ever wonder how rockets launch or spacecraft land when coming back from space? Curious about the technology that gives us those spectacular images of other planets and distant stars? NASA scientists and educators at the World Science Festival gave answers to such questions through hands-on activities with infrared cameras, seltzer rockets, models of the James Webb Space Telescope, and more. Also explored at this event: future flights to Mars and other parts of the solar system and the advancements in flight and technology that will help us journey through space.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Space Exploration: Reaching New Heights

Ever wonder how rockets launch or spacecraft land when coming back from space? Curious about the technology that gives us those spectacular images of other planets and distant stars? NASA scientists and educators at the World Science Festival gave answers to such questions through hands-on activities with infrared cameras, seltzer rockets, models of the James Webb Space Telescope, and more. Also explored at this event: future flights to Mars and other parts of the solar system and the advancements in flight and technology that will help us journey through space.


The Great Fish Count

Across five boroughs and beyond, people of all ages pulled on a pair of waders, cast a net, and found marine life in New York’s waterways. Top ecologists and biologists helped catch, count, identify, and release the animals in NYC's swarming waters.

This event is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.

NASA Orbit Pavilion

PARTICIPANT: Astronaut Nicole Stott

This massive, interactive art installation featured a captivating soundscape to represent the 19 Earth Science satellites that monitor our planet’s ever-changing pulse from their unique vantage points. In addition to the sonic interpretations of this group of satellites orbiting Earth, visitors were able to view our planet through 3-D programs, and conduct hands-on activities with NASA scientists. Created by NASA in collaboration with STUDIOKCA and Shane Myrbeck.


Night Lights, Big City: Stargazing

PARTICIPANTS: Blanca Li, Mario Livio, Astronaut Lee M. Morin, Irene Pease, Emily L. Rice, Astronaut Nicole Stott, Alex Young

A night of stargazing and music that celebrated the dance of the planets. Guests met astronomers and astronauts, and experienced the lights of our universe.

This event is sponsored by Celestron.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

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The Ultimate Science Street Fair

From deep space to the brain‘s inner recesses, World Science Festival 2015 turned Washington Square Park into an outdoor lab celebrating the fascinating science that shapes our lives. It was a full day of hands-on activities, interactive experiments, installations, and demonstrations. Guests met scientists and astronauts, and enjoyed live performances. Kids got to run through our Mars rover obstacle course, learn how scientists search for life on other planets, and suit up and train like an astronaut while suspended in the air.


NASA Orbit Pavilion

This massive, interactive art installation featured a captivating soundscape to represent the 19 Earth Science satellites that monitor our planet’s ever-changing pulse from their unique vantage points. In addition to the sonic interpretations of this group of satellites orbiting Earth, visitors were able to view our planet through 3-D programs, and conduct hands-on activities with NASA scientists. Created by NASA in collaboration with STUDIOKCA and Shane Myrbeck.


Science and Storytime

PARTICIPANTS: Clayton Anderson, Artie Bennett, Deborah Heiligman, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder

A special science book event just for kids. New and favorite authors shared their stories and signed books.