For the second year, a week-long series of events is scheduled for space fans and wannabe astronauts.

From September 28th through October 5th, the El Paso Space Festival will take place with a variety of events all over town. According to the El Paso Herald - Post:

“The El Paso Space Festival is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science,” officials shared via email.  “Families attending festival events will be able to explore Earth and space phenomena, learn about current NASA Research, launch rockets, stargaze, learn robotics, make moon craters, and much more!” - El Paso Herald Post

Certain, online, pre - sale tickets are FREE as long as you make a donation to the El Paso Elks Lodge #187 TTP Toiletry Drive.  In July, The El Paso Elks donated over 13,000 items to El Paso area non - profit organizations.