This past weekend, the Chandra team had a great time at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. From nearly the start of the day on Saturday through the end of Sunday, there was a steady stream of people stopping by. Those who did attend had to deal with street closures from road races, as well the regular DC activity around the National Mall. Everyone was rewarded, however, with some fabulous autumn weather – sunny and dry.
Most of the kids who came to the Chandra booth took part in our activity that let them “build” their own their own Universe out of dark matter and dark energy (black marbles) and normal matter (colored marbles.) Others were able to learn more about Chandra – and many other topics in astrophysics -- from our resident experts for the weekend. Thanks to the Festival organizers for making the weekend such a success.
-Megan Watzke, CXC