Jump over the site's primary content.

Campus Events for Heartland Reads 2011

Discuss the Book

  • February 28 at 6pm in Library room 1515
    (Heartland Campus)
  • March 3 at 12 noon in the Heartland Cafe (Heartland Campus)
    Sponsored by SLAC

Meet the Astronaut

Scott Altman on March 12 at 7pm in the ACEC Auditorium

Explore Space!

Sat. Feb. 26 at the Challenger Learning Center
Public tours: 10:00 - 12:00
Paid Mission: 12:00 - 2:00

Have you ever wondered about comets or what the Challenger Learning Center is all about? Maybe you have had an opportunity to observe a space mission, but not participate. The Challenger Learning Center at Heartland Community College is happy to announce two exciting opportunities for the community to explore at the CLC on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Beginning at 10:00 am and available every 20 minutes, the CLC staff will be on hand to provide tours of the facility and simulators. Tours are free and open to the public. Once tours conclude at 12:00 pm, we set out on our own simulated space mission to Rendezvous with a Comet. This out-of-this-world simulated space mission is open to all children and adults with a 5th grade reading level or higher.Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult; Cost per person is $20.00. Registration prior to the mission is required; Call the Challenger Learning Center at 309-268-8700 to reserve your seat!

Community Events for A Tale for Two Cities

Discuss the Book

  • March 3 at 7pm at Bloomington Public Library
  • March 6 at 2pm at Normal Public Library

Meet the Astronaut

Scott Altman presents a program for kids
  • March 12 at 10am at Bloomington Public Library
  • March 12 at 2pm at Normal Public Library

See the Movie October Sky

  • February 21 at 2pm at Bloomington Public Library
  • February 27 at 2pm at Normal Public Library

Other Events

  • February 17 at Bloomington Public Library (time to be announced)

    Twin City Amateur Astronomers present "NASA Missions", a special presentation on the Messenger Spacecraft and its mission to orbit Mercury.

  • February 21 (drop in between 10am and 1pm) at Normal Public Library

    ISU Physics Department hands-on fun with 'Rockets'!

  • February 24 at 7pm at Normal Public Library

    3, 2, 1... Blast Off! with Newton's Laws of Motion with NASA Ambassador Janet Moore

  • March 5 at Bloomington Public Library (multiple times)

    STARLAB for kids, an inflatable dome and portable planetarium, is a ticketed event. Please contact Bloomington Public Library Children's Department for tickets