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By The Skanner News

Pacific Science Center and the non-profit organization Blacks In Science once again honor a true American hero by passing on his passion for science in the 24th Annual Ron McNair Camp-In, Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25.
Presented by BIS, the Ron McNair Camp-In is intended to bring children of color and underprivileged children to the Science Center. No child is turned away, and the group is offering as many scholarships as are needed.
The event is at the Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave North, Seattle --under the arches, near the Space Needle. It runs from 5:30 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.
From exploring out-of-this-world eruptions to experiencing the sensations, emotions and conditions of a real trip to Mars, youngsters at this year's annual Ron McNair Camp-in get to have fun while discovering the Science Center in a relevant, engaging way.
This special overnight adventure at Pacific Science Center gives children the opportunity to experience an evening jam-packed with exciting science exploration and the unique and memorable opportunity to sleep among the exhibits.
Dr. Ron E. McNair was an African American astronaut on the Space Shuttle Challenger and a scientist from North Carolina A&T University. He earned his Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He died during the Challenger explosion in 1986. The McNair Crater on the moon was named in his honor.
Dr. McNair maintained his commitment to African American children by introducing them to science at a young age in order to help them develop to their full potential.
For more information go to www.pacificsciencecenter.org or call 206-443-2879.

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