Cradle of Aviation Education

Cradle of Aviation Education The Cradle of Aviation Museum's mission is "to inspire future generations through the exploration of air and space technologies."
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The Cradle of Aviation Museum is an 11 year old non-profit air and space museum stationed in Long Island, NY. Our goal is to encourage passions in aerospace exploration and flight. We have eight exhibition galleries, a JetBlue Sky Planetarium and The National Geographic Dome Theater. We offer a variety of programs, events, and competitions for both students and educators alike. You can register for events and find out more information about us by going to our website www.cradleofaviation.org. Come visit us and learn more about our events, and begin your space exploration with us!

Mission: The Cradle of Aviation Museum's education department strives to encourage students to learn about the mysterious world of space and the adventures of flight by using interactive and exciting learning tools that create a learning environment that not only inspires but also nourishes interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

On this day in 1975 the European Space Agency was formed! Find out what the ESA is up to today on their website:https://...
05/30/2018
ESA

On this day in 1975 the European Space Agency was formed! Find out what the ESA is up to today on their website:
https://www.esa.int/ESA

The European Space Agency portal features the latest news in space exploration, human spaceflight, launchers, telecommunications, navigation, monitoring and space science.

Overnight programs included: guided activities designed to help scouts complete components of merit badges, belt loops, ...
05/09/2018

Overnight programs included: guided activities designed to help scouts complete components of merit badges, belt loops, pins and girl scout badges, a Planetarium Show or Dome Theater Film, time in the Museum Store, bedtime snack, light breakfast and a Cradle of Aviation Scout Patch.

Photo Credit: Kelvin Maravilla

Overnight programs included: guided activities designed to help scouts complete components of merit badges, belt loops, pins and girl scout badges, a Planetarium Show or Dome Theater Film, time in the Museum Store, bedtime snack, light breakfast and a Cradle of Aviation Scout Patch.

Photo Credit: Kelvin Maravilla

Women In Stem 2018
05/09/2018

Women In Stem 2018

The Museum was happy to announce the unveiling of its newest exhibit, a full-scale replica of the Gemini Spacecraft. The...
05/09/2018

The Museum was happy to announce the unveiling of its newest exhibit, a full-scale replica of the Gemini Spacecraft. There were a variety of activities commemorating the first Gemini Spacecraft that skyrocketed into Earth’s Orbit. There were demonstrations in the Cradle’s new portable planetarium as well as all live musical, Awesome Allie, in the Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium. Photo Credit: Kelvin Maravilla

The Museum was happy to announce the unveiling of its newest exhibit, a full-scale replica of the Gemini Spacecraft. There were a variety of activities commemorating the first Gemini Spacecraft that skyrocketed into Earth’s Orbit. There were demonstrations in the Cradle’s new portable planetarium as well as all live musical, Awesome Allie, in the Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium. Photo Credit: Kelvin Maravilla

Congrats to The Wings Club for reaching this milestone and to the many precipitants that will aid!#GeneralAviationNews| ...
05/09/2018
Wings Club hits $5 million mark for scholarships

Congrats to The Wings Club for reaching this milestone and to the many precipitants that will aid!

#GeneralAviationNews| #TheWingsClub #Scholarships| #CradleOfAviation| #CradleOfAviationEducation

NEW YORK – The Wings Club Foundation has reached a milestone, raising $5 million for its scholarship fund. The money was raised through the foundation’s President’s Societies Membership Program and other contributions, according to officials. The President’s Societies initiative is designed ...

TESS is off! On a "first-of-its-kind" mission TESS will try and find worlds beyond our own solar system.
05/07/2018
NASA planet hunter on its way to orbit: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite successfully launched

TESS is off! On a "first-of-its-kind" mission TESS will try and find worlds beyond our own solar system.

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. Researchers will use spectroscopy to determine a planet's mass, density and atmospheric composition. Water, and other key mole...

Taking a quick look back here are the most Memorable Aviation records for 2017 !!#GeneralAviationNews|#AviationRecords| ...
05/04/2018
Most memorable aviation records of 2017

Taking a quick look back here are the most Memorable Aviation records for 2017 !!

#GeneralAviationNews|#AviationRecords| #NAA| #CradleOfAviation| #CradleOfAviationEducation

As the official record keeper for United States aviation, the National Aeronautic Association tracks dozens of world and national record attempts each year. New U.S. records are certified by NAA and those qualifying as world records are then ratified with the Fédération Aéronautique International...

05/02/2018
Optimizing space travel efficiency

Always growing and improving. University of Illinois leading the way in improving and optimizing space travel!

#UniversityofIllinois| #ScienceDaily|| #CradleOfAviation #cradleofaviationeducation

Sending a human into space and doing it efficiently presents a galaxy of challenges. Scientists have explored ways to integrate the logistics of space travel by looking at a campaign of lunar missions, spacecraft design, and conducting research, to create a framework to optimize fuel and other resou...

05/01/2018
'Face recognition' for galaxies: Artificial intelligence brings new tools to astronomy: A 'deep learning' algorithm trained on images from cosmological simulations has been surprisingly successful at classifying real galaxies in Hubble images

The versatility of Artificial Intelligence continues to grow. AI will now be able to help with the study of astronomy in ways humans have not been able to do yet.

#ArtificialIntelligence| #ScienceDaily| #CradleOfAviation #cradleofaviationeducation

A machine learning method called 'deep learning,' which has been widely used in face recognition and other image- and speech-recognition applications, has shown promise in helping astronomers analyze images of galaxies and understand how they form and evolve. In a new study, researchers used compute...

On This Day April 30, 2015!#Space.com | #NASA| #MessengerSpacecraft | #Mercury| #CradleOfAviation| #CradleOfAviationEduc...
04/30/2018
On This Day In Space! April 30, 2015: MESSENGER Spacecraft Crashes into Mercury

On This Day April 30, 2015!

#Space.com | #NASA| #MessengerSpacecraft | #Mercury| #CradleOfAviation| #CradleOfAviationEducation|

On April 30, 2015, NASA's MESSENGER mission came to an end when the spacecraft intentionally crashed into the surface of Mercury. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series.

A new explanation for how the Moon came to be. What do you think?#sciencedaily| #CradleOfAviation #cradleofaviationeduca...
04/12/2018
The moon formed inside a vaporized Earth synestia

A new explanation for how the Moon came to be. What do you think?

#sciencedaily| #CradleOfAviation #cradleofaviationeducation |

A new explanation for the Moon's origin has it forming inside the Earth when our planet was a seething, spinning cloud of vaporized rock, called a synestia. The new model resolves several problems in lunar formation.

Drones have really progressed in the past few years! Not just a gimmick, or for deliveries but now helping save lives ti...
04/11/2018
35 states deploying drones to save lives, time and money

Drones have really progressed in the past few years! Not just a gimmick, or for deliveries but now helping save lives time and money in each of these states!

#generalaviationnews| #CradleOfAviation #cradleofaviationeducation| #Drones|

A survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials finds that 35 of 44 responding state departments of transportation — 80%— are using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, for a wide range of purposes. The March 2018 survey finds that 20 state DOTs have inc...

WOW Congrats!Post Office celebrating 100th anniversary of airmail! "Commemorating the pioneering spirit of the brave pil...
04/09/2018
Post Office celebrates 100th anniversary of airmail

WOW Congrats!

Post Office celebrating 100th anniversary of airmail! "Commemorating the pioneering spirit of the brave pilots who first flew the mail in the early years of aviation."

#generalaviationnews| #CradleOfAviation #cradleofaviationeducation | #PostOffice| #100thAnniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Postal Service will honor the beginning of airmail service by dedicating two United States Air Mail Forever stamps this year. The first commemorates the pioneering spirit of the brave pilots who first flew the mail in the early years of aviation. The first-day-...

What a great opportunity for students. The kind of push students need to ignite their passion in the STEM fields.  #gene...
04/04/2018
Another prize for Aviation Design Challenge

What a great opportunity for students. The kind of push students need to ignite their passion in the STEM fields.

#generalaviationnews| #CradleOfAviation #cradleofaviationeducation| #STEM| #StudentsinSTEM

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has been running its Aviation Design Challenge for high school students for several years, with the first-place team winning the chance to fly to Washington state to help build an airplane. New this year is a prize for the second-place team: A tw...

An update of the now falling Chinese Space Station!#space.com| #CradleOfAviation #cradleofaviationeducation| #Tiangong
04/02/2018
Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Falling to Earth Now, But Where?

An update of the now falling Chinese Space Station!

#space.com| #CradleOfAviation #cradleofaviationeducation| #Tiangong

It's almost crash time for China's falling space station Tiangong-1. The school bus-sized space station began what should be its last day in orbit today (April 1).

Some pictures of the amazing night.Photo Credits: Kelvin Maravilla
04/02/2018

Some pictures of the amazing night.

Photo Credits: Kelvin Maravilla

03/21/2018
Scott, Blanche Stuart - National Women’s Hall of Fame

Celebrating Woman's History Month:

Celebrating the first women to possibly ever take flight Blanche Scott, also known as Betty Scott. Betty Scott was born right here in New York during a period where woman where still not given the same opportunities as a man. She persisted on and taught herself how to fly in a "dangerous and unstable aircraft. Her persistence, passion and dedication landed her in the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Visit us and witness the passion of aviation, astronomy and celebrate some of the iconic women who are part of this field.
https://www.womenofthehall.org/inductee/blanche-stuart-scott/

#womaninaviation | #cradleofaviation| #cradleofaviationeducation| #WomenHistoryMonth| #AmeliaEarhart

Blanche Stuart Scott, a pioneering aviator of indomitable spirit of adventure, became the first woman to drive across the United States and the first woman to fly in America. When she accomplished her transcontinental auto trip, there were only 218 miles of paved roads outside of cities. The publici...

Innovative holography approach to improve the aviation and automobile space. Something we can see "in as little as a few...
03/19/2018
Holography approach improves heads up displays for planes and cars: New heads-up display technology will make it easier for drivers and pilots to see information while viewing the outside world

Innovative holography approach to improve the aviation and automobile space. Something we can see "in as little as a few years"

Until then come and witness how far technology has come in space and astronomy.
For more tickets and more information visit https://www.cradleofaviation.org

#cradleofaviation| #cradleofaviationeducation| #scienceDaily |#aviation |

Heads-up displays are transparent devices used in airplanes and cars to provide information such as critical flight data or driving directions on the windshield. An innovative holography-based approach could soon make these heads-up displays much easier to see with a large eye box.

Celebrating Woman's History Month:First women to cross the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart continues to exude passion nea...
03/15/2018
Cradle of Aviation Education

Celebrating Woman's History Month:

First women to cross the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart continues to exude passion nearly eight decades later. The search for her remains may be coming to a close but her accomplishments for women in aviation will always live on and be celebrated!

Visit us and witness the passion of aviation, astronomy and celebrate some of the iconic women who are part of this field.
For more tickets, directions and more information visit us online: https://www.cradleofaviation.org

#womaninaviation | #cradleofaviation| #cradleofaviationeducation| #WomenHistoryMonth| #AmeliaEarhart

Award winning scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76, "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusio...
03/14/2018
Stephen Hawking, Who Awed Both Scientists And The Public, Dies

Award winning scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76,

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge" - Stephen Hawking.

Hawking was a theoretical physicist who changed how scientists think about gravity. He also wrote the best-selling book A Brief History of Time and lent his machine-aided voice to TV shows. He was 76.

Celebrate 60 Years of the United States in Space this month with the Explorer missions.https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/news...
01/18/2018
Explorer 1 Anniversary Marks 60 Years of Science in Space - Teachable Moments | NASA/JPL Edu

Celebrate 60 Years of the United States in Space this month with the Explorer missions.
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/news/2018/1/12/explorer-1-anniversary-marks-60-years-of-science-in-space/

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Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY
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Ticket information for Museum: includes aviation museum galleries, Junior Jet Club and X-Ride Theater. Adults $14, Children/senior $12 Ticket Information for Combo: includes the museum and a single Planetarium Show or Dome Theater Film. Adult $19 Children/Senior $17 Ticket Information for other options: Planetarium: Adult $8 Child/Senior $7 Dome Theater: Adult $8 Child/Senior $7 Nunley's Carousel: Adult $2 Child/Senior $2 Junior Jet Club: Adult $2.50 Child/Senior $2.50 *Children ages 2-12, Senior Citizens 62+, Military Personnel, Volunteer Firemen & Non-Ambulatory Visitors

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