Help the Hipsters Help Us

For Today Only! We have a matching donation offer. Any donations that comes in today will be matched up to $400! 7/31/2019

The Space Hipsters are attempting to raise enough money to send a Native American Girl from the Pascua Yaqui tribe near Tucson to Space Camp. Last year they raised $600 to help send three girls.

With the support of Space HIpster's

This year they have a very ambitious goal to raise $2170, the full cost of sending one girl.

With every $10 donation, you get your name entered once into the drawing to win the “Luciana Vega” American Girl doll and all of her Space Camp gear (retail value $300).

Send your donations via PayPal to HistorianMom@gmail.com. We will take donations until midnight (Cape Canaveral time) Friday, August 9, and our drawing will be held on Saturday, August 10th.

Luciana Vega with her flight suit, space suit, starry jammies, dress up outfit, and a casual outfit for space camp!

Luciana Vega with her flight suit, space suit, starry jammies, dress up outfit, and a casual outfit for space camp!

Re-posted from the Space Hipster group on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacehipsters/permalink/2538719266172941/

Donations and Prize Drawing

We have a month to raise $6,500! That’s a lot of money and we thought we’d give you a little incentive. (Yes, more of an incentive than knowing you’re helping a young deserving human being!) If you donate between June 22, 2019 – August 1, 2019, you’ll be in the drawing to win one of these awesome items:

Donations Under $50

Win a Pewter Shuttle pin with a genuine mini Sikhote-Alin meteorite and Remove Before Flight key chain.

$50 and over

Women of NASA

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“Explore the professions of some of the groundbreaking women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the LEGO® Ideas Women of NASA set. It features minifigures of 4 pioneering women of NASA— astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton, astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison—and 3 builds illustrating their areas of expertise. Role-play space exploration from planning to moon landing, beginning with the iconic scene from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 of Hamilton with software that she and her team programmed. Build the poseable Hubble Space Telescope and launch a LEGO version of the Space Shuttle Challenger with 3 removable rocket stages. The set also includes a booklet about the 4 featured women of NASA, and the fan creator and LEGO designers of this fun and educational set.”

OR

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Xtronaut: The Game of Solar System Exploration

  • Have fun learning about rockets and space missions, real science
  • Good Housekeeping Award winner, from team that won Mensa select winner 2018
  • Designed by professor leading NASA OSIRIS-REx space mission to an asteroid
  • Great for 2-4 players, ages 7 +, includes workbook about space missions

$100 and over

Astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson Grumman F-14A Signed Aircraft PrintLimited Edition Aircraft Profile 11”h x 17”w print exclusively for the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio. Autographed by Capt. Robert “Hoot” Gibson. The Print is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and measures, 11”h x 17”w.

$500 or Over

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Signed by Apollo Astronaut, Al Worden, Fly Me to the Moon DVD, plus a signed copy of the first Native American in Space, John Herrington’s children’s book Mission to Space.

Click here to enter and donate →
https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1530675
Or here https://www.gofundme.com/taking-up-space

Prizes shipped to continental US addresses only

We Had a Blast!

Our sincere thank you to all who helped with our fundraiser! ❤️ We had a lovely evening and gathered over 80 donation envelopes. Gabriel Ayala was amazing, and the girls were brilliant!

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MC Geoff Notkin and Sole

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Young MacDonald

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Simon and Michele of the TIAA donating their time

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Apollo astronaut Al Worden donated raffle items

La Cocina Fundraiser
Program for the La Cocina Fundraiser

Mayor's Proclamation
Mayor’s Proclamation

Thank you La Cocina, Francis French, Geoffrey Notkin, Simon Kregar and Michelle Rouch of the TIAA, Dolly Spalding, Alaric Weber, Jason Canfield, Kate Avalos and the Presidio San Agustín del Tucsón, and Heidi McPeak.

(Photos courtesy of Gabriel Ayala and Francis French)

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 feast upon delicious food by La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina. MC for the night is Emmy-winner and Meteorite Men TV show host Geoffrey Notkin. Look for astronauts in the audience!  La Cocina is generously donating 10% of your tab to sending Pascua Yaqui girls to Space Camp.

You don’t want to miss this! See you soon!

Who: Pascua Yaqui classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala, space expert Francis French, art by IAAA, with Emmy award winning MC Geoffrey Notkin
What: Fundraiser with Pascua Yaqui guitarist Gabriel Ayala
Where: La Cocina
201 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
When: March 6, 2018, anytime between 5PM – 10PM

About:
Gabriele Ayala
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A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala(Guitarist) is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Although Gabriel truly enjoys being a teacher his busy touring schedule allows him to only teach in masterclass settings.

Geoffrey Notkin
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Emmy Award-winning television host and producer Geoff Notkin starred in three seasons of the cult television adventure series Meteorite Men for Science Channel and two seasons of the educational series STEM Journals for Cox Media. He has also appeared in shows for Discovery, NASA EDGE, TLC, PBS, A&E, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel, and the BBC. He is a science writer, meteorite specialist, photographer, world traveler, and president of Aerolite Meteorites Inc, the world’s largest meteorite company.

Francis French
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Presenting: The Fly In the Ointment
What do you do when you are the only person in a situation who knows you have the solution, but the ‘experts’ are saying something else?  In 1961, NASA was told it had to land humans on the moon by the end of the decade, but one engineer soon realized – NASA was going about it the wrong way. John Houbolt had a plan that would save precious years, and billions of dollars. So, risking his career, he went over their heads. Did he succeed? Francis French, author and Director of Education at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, will discuss that moment many of us face in our careers – when we need to be bold, and fearless, and inspired to follow the right path.

Press Release (PDF)

Can’t make it but still want to help? Donate here via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1530675

Sponsor: Time in Cosmology and the University of Arizona Math Dept

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