Star Party 2022 - WEBEX LINKS & AGENDA VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY on January 29th at 5:00PM-6:30PM
Mon, Jan 24 5:00pm - Sat, Jan 29 7:00pm

We are excited to see you on WEBEX to meet NASA guests at the 2022 Virtual Star Party! 

You will log in via WebEx to enjoy the evening's events: 

5:00pm:  Opening Ceremony via WEBEX:

5:15 - 6:15pm:  NASA Scientists guest speakers (details below)

6:15-6:25pm: DeAnza College Planetarium “The Winter Sky” viewing

6:25pm: Closing Remarks - Family time to view the stars


We recommend the following NASA Scientists guest speakers based on grade

GRADES K, 1st & 2nd at 5:15pm are: 

  1. Amanda Cook talking about the Moon
  2. Josh Alwood talking about Space Biology

WEBEX Link - same as Opening Ceremony, see above

GRADES 3rd, 4th & 5th at 5:15pm via NEW WEBEX link: Log out of first WebEx and join here:

  1. Brian Day giving a tour through the solar system
  2. Mercedes Herreras Martinez talk about an upcoming Moon Mission

   After speakers, return to original WEBEX link, see above.


Tech issues during the event, text or call Crissy @  (209) 304-6634.

Special thank you to Star Party Committee:  Bernice Fung, Crissy McGuire, Heather Stenshamn, Josh Alwood, Haddie Lyons, Catherine Bush, Cliff Winnig and Cynthia Gong.  Also, many thanks to craft bag helpers, Mrs. Weisshahn, Mr. Weber, Mrs. Lily, HIPS Board members, and our amazing Hacienda teachers and volunteers!!  

You all are shooting stars!! 


 "The Winter Sky" with DeAnza College Planetarium:


Star View Finder for mobile devices: 

*Google Sky:

*Star Tracker:  Android; iPad/iPhone

*Night Sky: iPad/iPhone 





The Star Party Committee is excited to invite our Hacienda Hawks and their families to learn about the sky, stars, planets and our universe!  



  • Pick up a bag of crafts and art activities on Thursday, January 29th or Friday, January 28th after-school (SIGN UP required below) to complete during the event. A few supplies we request each family provide, which can typically be found in your home. Link here: Craft materials  
  • NASA Speakers presenting online, two sessions. Guest speakers are:

               1) Brian Day, A Tour of Landing Sites within the Solar System
               2) Dr. Amanda Cook, NASA's VIPER Mission to Moon

  • Arts & Crafts activities - DIY (Do It Yourself)
  • A special surprise - stay tuned...!

Event agenda and specific times to be published soon. We look forward to you joining us online!

A special thank you to our volunteers (sign-up opportunities below.)  

Contact Crissy (, with questions. 




CRAFT BAG: Craft Kit to pick up Thursday, Jan 27 to do at home (One per student please) Signed Up: 117 / 180

Thu, Jan 27 3:15pm-4:00pm
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CRAFT BAG: Craft Kit to pick up Friday, Jan 28 to do at home (One per student please) Signed Up: 81 / 120

Fri, Jan 28 3:15pm-4:00pm
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Assemble Solar System Mobile parts - AT HOME BEFORE EVENT Signed Up: 2 / 2

Sat, Jan 29 5:00pm-7:00pm
We are in need of volunteers to assemble pieces for a solar system mobile craft. Volunteers will be cutting string to length and pre-cutting planets using a die cut tool. All materials will be provided.

Thursday, Jan. 27 Signed Up: 3 / 4

Thu, Jan 27 3:15pm-4:00pm
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Friday, Jan. 28 Signed Up: 4 / 4

Fri, Jan 28 3:15pm-4:00pm

Saturday, Jan 29 Signed Up: 0 / 2

Sat, Jan 29 5:00pm-6:00pm
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Water bottle with squirt tops Signed Up: 3 / 400

Mon, Jan 24 5:00pm-7:00pm
We are in need of 400 (yes, that's a LOT!) disposable sport top water bottles for one of our Star Party activities. If you are able to donate clean, dry bottles, please contact @catherinebush to coordinate drop off.
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Recyclables Signed Up: 17 / 200

Mon, Jan 24 5:00pm-7:00pm
Donations are needed for recyclable materials students can use in making a 'lunar lander.' Items needed are open ended but could include: empty toilet paper rolls, rubber bands, bits of packaging, leftover parts from Kiwi crates etc. The project the students will be doing is similar to this one:
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Large Boxes Signed Up: 2 / 4

Mon, Jan 24 5:00pm-7:00pm
As a fun side activity we are hoping to have a cardboard box 'rocket' for kids to explore and/or take pictures with. If you are getting new appliances, bikes or anything else that comes with a large box you would otherwise recycle, we'll take it! Once you sign up we will contact you to schedule pickup.
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