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Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Young Astronaut and Voyager Clubs are off to a Great Start this School Year at Renaissance Academy. Plus the Imaginarium Theater.


Hello Troops,

Monday was the first meeting of this year's Young Astronauts and Voyager Club for the 2021-2022 school year at Renaissance Academy.  The Voyager Club is for students in grades 6 to 9.  The Young Astronaut Club is for students in grades 3 - 5.  There are 165 students enrolled in the club this school year.  Students are referred to as cadets. 

Voyager Cadets on the Starship Voyager

The cadets are divided into squadrons of between 8 to 10 students.  The squadrons meet once a month on average with a total of 8 meetings per school year.  Meetings go from 3:20 P.M. to 5:20 P.M.  The meeting agenda for October was:

  • Welcome to the Club. 
  • An overview of the Starship Voyager's bridge positions
  • Selection of bridge positions for each cadet for the first two meetings.

  • Training in those positions in the Voyager simulator.
  • A discussion of the club's motto and pledge
  • An introduction to the club's point and ranking system
  • An introduction to the Farpoint Universe our simulation curriculum uses for missions.
  • A video on the New Space Age
  • A discussion on the importance of doing well in their math and science classes.
  • The meeting ended with pictures showing all the ships in the Space EdVenture Fleets.   

The Young Astronauts and Voyager Club's Pledge

The Young Astronauts and Voyager Club's Logo

The Closest Galactic Houses to Earth's in the 
Farpoint Universe

The Starship Voyager's Vital Statistics 

The Young Astronauts and Voyager Club's 
Ranking System and Points

The Cadets wear lanyards identifying their rank during meetings and on board the Voyager.  Cadets are issued club t-shirts as part of their tuition.  

Bracken Funk in the Voyager Control Room

Bracken Funk is responsible for the simulation curriculum. He is the director of The Space Place at Renaissance Academy.  
Larry Vindinha is responsible for the club's team building curriculum. He is the school's 7-8 grade science teacher.  I'm responsible for the club's space science curriculum and teach the classroom portion of club meetings.  It is a great team.  I'm spot on when I say there isn't a better space science club for students in grades 3 - 9 anywhere in the state of Utah.  

We have great students, parents, and staff.  The 165 Young Astronauts and Voyager Cadets are off to a fantastic start at Renaissance Academy.

Mr. Williamson

Imaginarium Theater
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