The Earth.

The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems is participating in the White House Astronomy Night on Monday, Oct. 19.

President Barack Obama is hosting the event to encourage students to pursue education and careers in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Participants in the Nation’s Capital will gather on the South Lawn of the White House to gaze at the moon and the stars, join in STEM-related events and hear from astronauts and other scientists about their exciting experiences.

Portions of the event, including President Obama’s remarks, will be live streamed at

PISCES is among more than 80 national parks, observatories, schools, museums, and astronomy clubs planning to host an event tied to White House Astronomy Night. PISCES Logistics and EPO Manager John Hamilton will be leading our event in Hilo.

An Astronomy Night toolkit is available online for participants nationwide, which includes a set of space trading cards and plans for building a Mars Habitat prototype.