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
blackinastro.com

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

SUNDAY JUNE 20

#BLACKINASTROGRANDSLAM
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}

MONDAY JUNE 21

#BLACKXPLORATION DAY
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!

TUESDAY JUNE 22

#BLACKTOTHEFUTURE

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)

WEDNESDAY JUNE 23

#ASTROWORLD
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

THURSDAY JUNE 24

#BLACKWHOLE
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!

FRIDAY JUNE 25

#ALLTHESTARS
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

SATURDAY JUNE 26

#BLACKSPACE
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

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