Saturday, March 28, 2009
Today was Young Astronauts Day at the Warner Robins Aviation Museum.
The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins is excited to present the Annual Young Astronaut’s Day for children in 3rd to 8th grade.
Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Young Astronauts’ Day is a fun-filled day of hands on workshops that focus on math, science, and technology. The workshops range from Robotics and Flight School, to Aviation Art. There is even an opportunity to examine Lunar and Meteorite samples brought back from an actual NASA space mission. Star Wars reactors will also be in attendance to perform and sign autographs. The event will take place at the Museum of Aviation Flight & Technology Center located in Warner Robins.
It was a fantastic experience as always. There was a great turnout, including troopers from the FLA Garrison.
The weather was dreadful and that is putting it nicely. This meant that all the kids had lunch inside rather than outside. This is a good and a bad thing. Good in the sense that no one had to walk around outside in the heat. Bad in the sense that lots of kids in confined spaces is just not always a good recipe. While there were the few bad eggs that tried to grab blasters out of holsters and insisted on poking helmets, over all the kids behaved themselves.
On the "things" this year was getting character autographs:
Other than autographs, it was general mingling and harassing of the children...
The Museum staff was amazing. Not only did they let us take pictures "behind the ropes" but they also gave the members a personal tour of some of the aircraft. First, the tour - or should I say, boys and their toys....
The group photos:
The rest of the afternoon was fun photography...