Feb. 3: Aerospace Community Day

community-dayUND Aerospace is hosting “Aerospace Community Day” – a day of fun and prizes – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Robin Hall.

The event is free, open to all ages, and bound to be a good time! Tour the facilities and stamp your Aerospace Passport at various hands-on stations, fly spacecraft and aircraft simulators, hear research talks by UND Aerospace students and faculty, and experience the thrill at UND Aerospace.

As we celebrate 50 years of aerospace education at UND, we are hosting a new event for the UND and Grand Forks Community! Think of it as a sort of pop-up science museum with a lot of fun hands on activities for all ages to enjoy.


There will be 18 different activities located throughout the aerospace complex on campus, and we will have static displays of all of our aircraft at the airport. Below is a list of some of the activities:

  • Fly our aircraft simulators (small single engine airplanes up through our jet simulator)
  • Control Air Traffic in our Radar and ATC Tower simulator
  • Fly small UAS through an obstacle course in our UAS flight lab
  • Learn about space suites and meteorites
  • Practice giving a weather briefing in front of a blue screen
  • Weather lab with neat hands on experiments
  • Fly spacecraft simulators
  • Our altitude chamber will be running (not with people inside!), to show the effects on objects at 65,000’
  • Our competitive flight teams will be at the airport with the aircraft static displays (come into all of our aircraft and learn about how they fly)
  • Paper airplane contest at the airport with great prizes!

We also have faculty and graduate students giving short 15 minute research talks all throughout the day in Clifford Hall 210.

Here is a link to our Facebook event page with a lot more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2050848008265517/

We hope you can come!