SPACEFEST MALL EVENT SERIES: Our Planet Earth
REGULUS SPACE TECH
The activity will be held at a pre-determined area either the SM Mall of Asia or SM by the Bay Area. The venue will be subject to agreement between Regulus SpaceTech and SM Prime Holdings. Suggested locations are the 2nd Floor Area near SM Science Center, 1st Floor Area near Toy Kingdom or 1st Floor Lobby Area near Starbucks and Krispy Kreme.
SCHEDULE AND TIMELINE
The activities will be held on the following dates, each one with its respective themes:
August 16 – 17 Space and Me
September 13 – 14 Our Planet Earth
October 11 – 12 Reaching for the Stars
November 15 – 16 Our Solar Neighborhood
December 13 – 14 Journey to Space
January 17 – 18 Starry, Starry Night
February 14 – 15 An Astronaut’s Life
Furthermore, the sessions will be divided according to different age groups for better participant experience. However, the Astrophoto Exhibit will be open at all times on the dates specified above.
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Space Tods (ages 5 – 7)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Space Kids (ages 7 – 10)
2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Junior Space Explorers (ages 10 – 13)
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Youth Space Explorers (ages 13 – 15)
Activity Tickets will include a specific date and time slot, thus it should be used only on those times. However, tickets for the astrophoto exhibition can be used at any time. Activity tickets will be sold for P 550 each inclusive of 2 entrance tickets to the Astrophoto Exhibition. Separate tickets for the Astrophoto Exhibition will be sold for P 75 each. SM Tickets will handle the ticket sales and marketing throughout the event.
PARTNERSHIPS AND SPONSORS
The SpaceFest Mall Event Series is a partnership between Regulus SpaceTech, SM Mall of Asia and SM Tickets. Regulus SpaceTech will handle to execution of the event and will provide activity materials for the participants. SM Mall of Asia will provide the venue, electricity and barricades to cordon off the area where the activity will be held. SM Tickets will provide ticket selling services and marketing opportunities.
For queries and clarifications, please contact
Dr. Rogel Mari Sese
President, Regulus SpaceTech Inc.
Mobile No.: (+63) 999-7054943
SPACEFEST MALL EVENT SERIES
Space science has always fascinated everyone since the dawn of mankind. From the numerous wonders of outer space to the technological advancements brought about by satellite technology, these fields have played a major role in the evolution of human knowledge and civilization. In addition, it also serves as a gateway to the other areas such as physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and mathematics. For kids and students, astronomy is a very popular topic due to the innate interest of young people about space. In the absence of an integrated astronomy subject in the formal education system, students learn about astronomy through informal methods such as television, outreach programs and school trips.
Since 2013, Regulus SpaceTech has been actively promoting space science education in the Philippines. This is in partnership with the Philippine Space Science Education Program (PSSEP) of the Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-SEI). Activities conducted in various areas of the country include hands-on modules, telescope viewing, planetarium session and water bottle rocket launching. These activities proved to be very appealing to kids and students.
To further increase public awareness about astronomy and space science, Regulus SpaceTech developed a program called SpaceFest Mall Event Series to be held at the SM Mall of Asia from
August 2014 to February 2015. Each activity will be held for one weekend of every month and will focus on various space topics for kids from 5 to 15 years old. The activities will be held on scheduled
times for different age groups. Tickets can be bought prior to the session through SM Tickets or on site (subject to slot availability). Each session will be for 90 minutes and will be supervised by trained astronomy educators and communicators.
In addition, an astrophoto exhibition showcasing various celestial objects will also be included for the general public. A maximum of 40 high resolution astrophotos taken from international
telescopes will be open for everyone. Entrance tickets can be bought on site or through SM Tickets. These activities will also provide additional edutainment to mall-goers, increase foot traffic and
promote the SM Mall of Asia as a venue for entertainment and learning. It will also contribute to increasing the public’s awareness about the beauty of the Universe and the importance of space
science in our everyday lives.