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2023 Theme: The Evolution of Space Exploration 

UPDATE 9/30/2023, 5:00P

STAR PARTY HAS BEEN POSTPONED, SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS

Full Schedule of Events || Volunteering and Sponsor opportunities

Follow us on our social media pages for space history trivia, schedule updates, and event registration

El Paso sits near the birthplace of the U.S. space program (White Sands Missile Range) and within the a growing commercial space industry in the U.S. Southwest corridor. For example, to the east is Blue Origin Launch site in Van Horn and the Midland Spaceport; to the west Virgin Galactic at Spaceport America in Truth or Consequences, NM, as well as one of the newest analog astronaut simulation habitats SAMS in Tucson, AZ; to the southeast in Boca Chica, TX is SpaceX Starbase/ launchsite, home of Starship

This year’s Festival celebrates the historical local, regional, and global efforts that give rise to the exciting possibilities of tomorrow.  Featuring a variety of hands-on, highly interactive and simulation experiences throughout the week, the festival will have both traditional STEM aspects along with ways "space" has been explored through the arts and literature.

While the focus will be on exploration of outer space and the universe, we also look to how "space on Earth" has been explored as a result of outer space innovations such as communication and image satellites. One way is connecting to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Among the many facets of the theme, this year's festival sheds light in the increasing opportunities for anyone who want to be active "space" explorers.  Join us in a discussion of what that can be for our local community.

Interested in Volunteering During the Festival? Being a Sponsor? Click the buttons below to find out how

Thanks to the many Sponsors and Community Partners that have joined us over the years, The El Paso Space Festival (EPSF) is growing into a true grass roots, community-based celebration of human space exploration efforts and achievements. Join us this year and become part of the emerging space story of the El Paso region.


EPSF23 made possible by the support of the follow Sponsors and
Community partners

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Contact us at info@insightselpaso.org for more information on becoming a Sponsor or Community Partner

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

(As of September 16, 2023, all times and events subject to change)

Friday, September 22, 6:00P - 9:00P

Co-sponsored with the El Paso International Airport

 

FESTIVERSARY!
Where we will celebrate Space Exploration and 95 Years of Aviation at El Paso International Airport (learn more...)

Sci-Fi Movie Nerd Night (learn more...)

Feature Film: The Fifth Element

Saturday, September 23, 6:00P

Alamo Drafthouse, East El Paso, 2351 Pellicano Drive, El Paso TX, 79928

 *Appropriate Cosplay Encouraged

Tickets on sale now

NASA Goddard @ El Paso Libraries!

Saturday, September 23rd

10:30-12:00 Esperanza Acosta Moreno Public Library

2:00-3:30 Sat 23 Sept Richard Burgess Public Library

FREE, open to the public

 

Join staff from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for a free activity! Build a paper spacecraft and learn about how important communication is for NASA’s exploration missions. Each spacecraft takes approximately 15 minutes to build. All materials will be provided. NASA educators will be on hand to answer questions about space exploration, communications and navigation, or careers with NASA. This activity is best for middle or high school students, or for parents working together with children, but all are welcome.

Girl Scouts Badgeathon!

Friday, September 29rd 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Girls Scout Program Center,

9700 Girls Scout Way, El Paso, TX 79924 (learn more...)

Rocket Launch!

Saturday, September 30th, 8:00am-1:00PM

El Paso Radio Controllers Patriot Field

6121 Stan Roberts Sr Avenue, El Paso, TX, 79934

Hosted by the Horizon City Rocketry  ( NAR Chapter #798 )

and the El Paso Radio Controllers (learn more...)

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Special guests: Spaceport America

and the Space Cup!

 

Looking Through Telescope
Stargazing Party!
POSTPONED TO DUE WEATHER!

In the interest of safety, this year's Star Party has been postponed due to weather forecast for the Northeast area.

We are currently looking to reschedule this event early November, follow us on social media for updates about this and all events hosted by Insights Science Discovery

Stay safe, keeping looking up at the stars!

Read more here about the History of the El Paso Space Festival

Did you love the El Paso Space Festival?  

 

Remember to mark your calendars for the annual Las Cruces Space Festival held each spring in Las Cruces, NM.  

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last update: September 16, 2023

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