Black in Astro Week 2021

Sun Jun 20 2021 03:45 PM to Sat Jun 26 2021 03:45 PM

Black In Astro Week 2021

June 20 - June 26

Join us for a week full of fun events, panels, and giveaways.
Be sure to follow Black in Astro on social media to stay up to date. 

What is Black in Astro? 

Is a team of Black students and professionals working to amplify and celebrate the Black experience in Space sciences, a movement founded by Ashley Lindalia Walker


4:00-6:00 pm EST

Come meet the Black In Astro Team, watch performances and B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Beverage) for a chill and fun night with prizes. 

  • 4:00-6:00 pm EST {register to attend here} {register to perform here}


6:00-7:30pm EST

Celebrate all things Aerospace, Astronauts, Aeronautics, Astronautics, and more! Share your stories/research with the hashtags #BlackInAeroRollCall & #BlackXploration

  • 6:00-7:30pm EST: Launching a Career Into Space: A Discussion about Aerospace Careers/Journey. A webinar discussion about aerospace careers/journeys.

    • Featuring: Dr. Rhonda Lyons, Cadence Payne, Jean Luis Suazo Betancourt (M.S.A.E. 2019), and Dr. Lionel Pittman

    • Moderator: Naia Butler-Craig (Current AE Ph.D. student)

  • Registration Link Here

  • Enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of three lego sets for kids!



Celebrate with us as we dedicate this day to afrofuturism & art featuring special prizes! Join us as we celebrate the life of Afrofuturist and author Octavia Butler. 

  • Submit your astro-themed artwork for a chance to win some amazing prizes from ceramic artist, Amy Rae Hill, a $25.00 gift card from STARtoralist, and postcards from Dr. Sian Proctor.

    • Enter your astro-themed artwork here

  • Enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of two copies of Ytasha Womack’s book - Afrofuturism

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST: Alien vs Predator/SKA Telescope Live Discussion with Dr. Tana Joseph Watch here (co-hosted by The SETI Institute)


Twitter and Instagram

Join us for an out of this world day dedicated to exoplanets, atmospheres, planet formation, and planetary sciences. Use the hashtag #AstroWorldRollCall to introduce yourself.

  • Join us on Instagram and Twitter as we takeover the SETI Twitter and Instagram pages for a day full of fun facts and trivia


Instagram and Twitter

Join us for a day filled with poetry and featuring Black Holes, Dark Matter, Galaxies and Gravitational Waves! Use the hashtag #BlackWholeRollCall to introduce yourself and share your research.

  • Summarize research using a haiku for a chance to win a $30.00 gift card and other special prizes

  • Join our founder and co-organizer Ashley Lindalia & Dakotah Tyler for a special SETI Live event!


Instagram and Twitter

All the stars are closer. Join us as we celebrate Black influences on the Black Space Family Members and let's talk about some ISM and stars

  • Use the hashtag #AllTheStarsRollCall to introduce yourself and tell your story of who influenced you in the space sciences


Instagram and Twitter

Let's talk about Black scicommers and educators. Join us for a day filled with science communication knowledge

  • Use the hashtag #BlackSpaceRollCall to introduce yourself

  • Special video premiere

  • Join us for trivia night with a special prize giveaway