Taking Up Space

We are sending Pascua Yaqui Girls to Space Camp!
Time in Cosmology is honored to be collaborating with the Pascua Yaqui Computer Clubhouse in our mission to send middle school aged Pascua Yaqui girls to Space Camp! The first group of Pascua Yaqui girls will be attending Space Camp in June 2017. Selected Scholarship winners are receiving full tuition once a year for three years. In addition, we will be adding another group of girls the following year, and the next. The Taking Up Space Ppogram will run for a total of 5 years.

The Pascua Yaqui Computer Clubhouse Girls will have the opportunity to meet a NASA Astronaut, like Space Camp Alumni, NASA Astronaut, Dorthy Metcalf – Lindenburger, who visits Space Camp regularly. She sat down with us and answered the question, “What would you say to young women who think they have limitations?”

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Imagine the First Pasqua Yaqui Astronauts!

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The PY Clubhouse Goes to Space Camp

A unique program is taking up space at the Pascua Yaqui Clubhouse!  We are so pleased to announce our Space Camp Scholarship winners: Yanissa, Sole, Serena and Saydee!  These four girls have been working very hard at the Clubhouse and we are honored to have them attend Space Camp, May 28 – June 2, 2017.  Congratulations to the Taking Up Space Girls!

Taking Up Space (TUS) plans to send four Pascua Yaqui girls to United States Space Camp.  Space Camp Academy graduates such as Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Samantha Cristoforetti, Serena Aunon, Christina Hammock, and Dr. Kate Rubins have become astronauts in partly due to this life changing experience!

The Clubhouse and TUS have prepared the Pascua Yaqui youth by collaborating with four local groups: the Pima Air & Space Museum, Girls Can! Crate, the Physics Factory Bus, and the Southern Arizona Regional Science &…

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Visiting SARSEF

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The Fun Nail Experiment with Sole and Yaya
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Tree Ring Science with Saydee
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Sole, Saydee, Serena, and Yaya are learning about antibodies.

Sole and Sayde sending a message to their mom’s.

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Our first Science Fair Project (SARSEF)!

STEM in Action

The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) has been organizing and running the science fair since 1955, and this year we are submitting our first project!  The girls have been working very hard and have had a lot of fun along the way!

Out of this World: Galactic Pre-Show Party!

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You’re Invited!

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February 2, 2017

Taking Up Space, a program sending Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona girls to Space Camp, cordially invite you to enjoy an evening of scintillating conversation about life, the universe, and everything! Mingle with Tucson area planetary scientists, astronomers, and space artists over cocktails. There will be physics demonstrations, telescope viewing, displays of space art, a pair of free tickets up for grabs, and merchandise for sale of the New Orleans funk band Galactic, who will be performing that night at the adjacent Rialto Theatre following the party. So, break out your favorite space-themed outfit, put on your thinking (or drinking) caps, and join us! Excelsior!

Taking Up Space is a subsidiary project of the Tucson based non-profit organization, Time in Cosmology, whose mission is to fund the cost of sending girls from area Native American tribes to Space Camp®, in hopes…

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Taking Up Space Takes Off

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TAKING UP SPACE, A PROGRAM FOR PASCUA YAQUI GIRLS, TAKES OFF WITH A VISIT FROM FORMER ASTRONAUT ROBERT “HOOT” GIBSON

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December 2, 2016

Robert Lee “Hoot” Gibson (Capt, USN, Ret.), a former American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and retired NASA astronaut, will make a special appearance on December 6th at the Pascua Yaqui Community Clubhouse to help launch a program specifically designed to expand opportunities for Native American girls to immerse themselves in the horizon-broadening Space Camp experience. A project of the science-based non-profit organization “Time in Cosmology,” honored to be collaborating with the Pascua Yaqui Computer Clubhouse, the mission is to send middle school-aged Pascua Yaqui girls to Space Camp. There, they will be exposed to the leadership and team-building exercises the Camp offers. Additionally, the exploration of STEM and related academic content enhances future possibilities for educational and career goals. The…

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