Students at Onizuka Space Science Day.

Onizuka Space Science Day

Serious-minded science students in Grades 5-12 are invited to attend Onizuka Space Science Day on campus at El Camino College!

This FREE annual event honors Astronaut Ellison Onizuka's memory and is dedicated to his dream of inspiring the youth of America to strive for and achieve their career goals.

Event Info

Online registration is currently closed, but walk-ins are welcome. However, space for session attendance will be limited.

  • Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • El Camino College (Check-in at the Marsee Auditorium)
    • Kids may need an adult present to help navigate our large campus.
  • RAIN OR SHINE!  Please wear appropriate attire.
  • Free lunch for the first 900 students! A variety of fast food options are available across the street for other family members.
  • View Flyer

Featured Astronaut

This year's featured NASA Astronaut is Daniel M. Tani.

Event Features

  • Hands-on demonstration w/Colonel Mia L. Walsh, United States Space Force, Commander, Space Base Delta 3
  • Classroom presentations & demonstrations led by ECC professors, students, and guests from JPL and other institutions
  • Hands-on science activities & experiments
  • Free lunch for the first 900 students
  • Egg drop competition!
  • More to come!

Important Links

Be prepared for our event by checking out the following links:

About the Event

The Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Committee, El Camino College, and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. sponsor this free, hands-on conference. This year marks the 37th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident that took the lives of the seven crew members, including Ellison Onizuka.


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Sponsored by El Camino College & American Honda Motor Co., Inc.