Science and astronomy programs take center stage at Homestead with help from our friends from PBS Kid's animated series Ready Jet Go! Join Ready Jet Go! Advisor and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Astronomer Dr. Amy Mainzer, Ready Jet Go! Show Creator/Producer/Song Writer Craig Bartlett, and the Ready Jet Go! Band for an astronomical good time for the whole family!
Sunday, August 20 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. & 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ready Jet Go!will present a program about science and astronomy for visitors of all ages. Experience demonstrations by Ready Jet Go!science curriculum consultant, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory astrophysicist Dr. Amy Mainzer.
Enjoy songs from the series played by show creator Craig Bartlett and the Ready Jet Go!Band. Plus! Show producer Dete Meserve and additional Ready Jet Go! team members will also join for a question and answer time period after the program and an autograph session. Jet Propulsion is also expected to appear!
Monday, August 21 - 11:30 a.m.
Ready Jet Go! will help lead the crowd through the 90 minutes of eclipse phases through a series of demonstrations, Q&A with Dr. Amy Mainzer, songs from the series, a countdown to Eclipse Totality, and explanations of what to look, feel, and listen for as the shadow of the total solar eclipse descends over Homestead.
What is the animated show Ready Jet Go! about? Two neighborhood kids -- Sean and Sydney -- befriend the new kid on the block, Jet Propulsion, who just happens to be an alien from planet Bortron 7. Together they explore the solar system and how it affects the planet, while also learning about friendship and teamwork. The series features live-action interstitials with astronomer Dr. Amy Mainzer.
Amy Mainzer is an Astrophysicist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is an
astronomer and Deputy Project Scientist for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and
the Principal Investigator to study minor planets and the proposed Near Earth Object
Camera space telescope mission. She spends time searching the Universe for signs of
Ready Jet Go's Executive Producer and Creator Craig Bartlett is also the creator and executive producer of Dinosaur Train for PBS, story editor of Sid The Science Kid for PBS Kids, and Hey Arnold for Nickelodeon. In 2005 Bartlett produced a multimedia simulator attraction for NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, called the Shuttle Launch Experience. In the course of the 3-year project, Bartlett interviewed 26 astronauts to
gather their experiences from launch to orbit. One of the astronauts Bartlett interviewed
was four-time shuttle flier and Commander Charles F. Bolden Jr.