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Find a Chicken, Pick it Up, Then All Day You’ll Have Good Luck…

Emily Carney Supports Taking Up Space We are so grateful to spaceflight enthusiast, Emily Carney! Emily is graciously donating the above photograph, signed, to all who contribute (see How to Help below) to our program Taking Up Space – sending Native American girls to Space Camp. How to Help Step 1: Donate $10 here: 👉https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/112574644767835624/charity/1530675Continue reading “Find a Chicken, Pick it Up, Then All Day You’ll Have Good Luck…”

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We Are So Thankful!

We were honored to be a part of the Expect More Excellence Tour which “…spotlights what Arizonans are doing today to make progress toward world-class education, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.” Find out what they had to say about Why Girls Taking Up SpaceContinue reading “We Are So Thankful!”

Meet Mark

My wife and daughter are scientists, and I wish all girls and women are afforded any opportunities to develop and contribute their intellectual talents in the aerospace field.

And the Winner is…

Congratulations to Julian David Stone! Apollo XV astronaut, Al Worden, Emily Carney, Space Hipster founder, and historian and educator, Lois Huneycutt, announced the winner of the Luciana Vega American doll and her collection – a retail value of $300.00. Our sincere thank you and appreciation to the Space Hipsters who raised $4,340! A total ofContinue reading “And the Winner is…”

Saydee at breakfast

T – 10 days…

“I’m ready. I’m gonna be the best I could be, and I’m gonna be strong.” Support Saydee by helping her get to Space Camp! Saydee is an 11 year old from the Pascua Yaqui tribe. Her dream is to become an astronaut. With your donation she will be going to Space Camp Mach II whereContinue reading “T – 10 days…”

TFCU Lends a Hand

There’s one thing that continues to amaze us about Tucson, and that is the generosity of our community. Our local credit union, started by a group of teachers in 1937 with $349, is one of our biggest supporters. Their contributions have been critical to our success. Three years ago, our first group of girls wasContinue reading “TFCU Lends a Hand”

Donations and Prize Drawing

Win an Apollo Astronaut, Al Worden, signed DVD, or a limited edition print signed by astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson! Help send Native American kids to Space Camp, & you’ll be entered to win! Hurry! 🏃‍♀️ drawing ends midnight August 1st

Space Camp 2019 or Bust!

We started off in 2017 with cute little girls leaving the Reservation and flying on a plane for the first time. Their excitement was palpable. They were so nervous to leave their families and fly across the country, but they did it. They successfully graduated from Space Camp! Three years later they’ve matured into youngContinue reading “Space Camp 2019 or Bust!”

Optics and LASERS!

We were very fortunate to get a tour of The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences and DILAS Coherent, a high-power diode laser components and systems company. We suited up and went inside clean rooms, sat in on optics classes, viewed a large scale mirror, investigated a Halloween “crime scene”, and had an upContinue reading “Optics and LASERS!”

Visiting Spacefest IX

Our appreciation to the Poor family for giving us the opportunity to attend Spacefest IX. It’s wonderful to see so much artistic talent and to learn about the history and future of space exploration. Thank you to the Spacefest organizers for a wonderful event! Sole was honored to be invited to give a speech atContinue reading “Visiting Spacefest IX”

Fundraiser featuring Guitarist Gabriel Ayala!

Want a fun way to help girls get to Space Camp? Stop by La Cocina, March 6th from 5PM – 10PM, and listen to space expert Francis French; view gorgeous space art by the Tucson-Chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA); hear the beautiful sounds of Pascua Yaqui guitarist Gabriel Ayala; and feastContinue reading “Fundraiser featuring Guitarist Gabriel Ayala!”

Team Building Day

The girls had a nice team building day watching Wonder Woman, visiting the University of Arizona, and bowling.  

We Went to Space Camp!

They did it! Congratulations to Saydee, Serena, and Sole! They did great.  Thank you for supporting the girls. We are grateful.

Our first Science Fair Project (SARSEF)!

STEM in Action The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) has been organizing and running the science fair since 1955, and this year we are submitting our first project!  The girls have been working very hard and have had a lot of fun along the way!

Mentor Appreciation Night

Thank you to the Pascua Yaqui Clubhouse for a beautiful and delicious dinner!  Many thanks to Sabestine, Brooke, Amanda, Gilbert, Gavino, Agnes, Renee, Ceasar, and Xavier!

Girls Can! Crate Visits Girl’s Day at the PYT Clubhouse

We had a great time with Alison Shores, COO of Girls Can! Crate!  Alison taught us about Mary Golda Ross, the first Native American female engineer, and we built a Parachute Transport System for our Eggstronauts! We also visited the PYT Community Center Library and made a Ku bird, a vain little bird that disappeared afterContinue reading “Girls Can! Crate Visits Girl’s Day at the PYT Clubhouse”

Taking Up Space

We are sending Native American Girls to Space Camp! Time in Cosmology is honored to be collaborating with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in our first mission to send middle-school-aged Pascua Yaqui girls to Space Camp! The first group of Yaqui girls attended Space Camp in June 2017. Selected Scholarship winners received full camp tuition forContinue reading “Taking Up Space”

Mask Making

Mask Making for Haloween

Computer Lab

The Girls at the Computer Lab