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Satellites 101 Workshop

About this Satellites 101 Workshop Experience:

Get immersed in the world of satellites, exploring space and building a satellite-themed project in this exciting and unique outreach workshop. Attendance is free, but enrollment is limited and places will be available via an application process.

The workshop program will actively engage attendees in the awe-inspiring world of satellites, including meaningful hands-on activities:

- Learn about satellites, what they are, how they get into space and how they stay up there
- Learn about digital makerspace technology, how you can use it to shape your world and build cool things
- Engage in a hands-on building project
- Get introduced to laser cutting parts for your project
- Complete your project and understand how it relates to satellites in space
- Expand spatial thinking from the surface of our planet up into near earth orbit
- Develop and enhance a creative mindset
- Exercise skills in critical thinking, problem solving and creativity
- Practice learning by doing
- Developing an awareness of the satellite design, build and launch process
- Hone skills to shape the world through building, tinkering, re/designing and hacking


- A foundation of knowledge about satellites, space and and how to engage in the extra-terrestrial environment
- Knowledge of how digital design and digital fabrication works and how they are transforming our world
- Next steps on how to get engaged with the SilverSat project: a Silver Spring group building a CubeSat to launch into orbit

The Satellites 101 Workshop is taught by a real engineers and scientists with decades of actual design experience!

The Satellites 101 workshop is targeted for fifth graders through ninth graders and preference will be given to underserved groups from Montgomery County's diverse population. Attendance is free and enrollment will be via an application process.

Please email info@catylator.com if you have a child interested in attending.