In the News: January Sky
January 9, 2018The New Year opens with some great celestial action before dawn, featuring a close planetary conjunction and a total lunar eclipse.
Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse
July 24, 2017The Cosmosphere is teaming up with the Hutchinson Public Library to provide a great event for the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Read on for event information and links to education materials and solar eclipse safety information.
This Space Museum in Central Kansas Was Worth the 20 Hour Drive
June 23, 2017Check out a great blog by Maddie Stone, science editor at Gizmodo.
In the News: Planets in the May Sky
May 12, 2017The May sky features Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus. Read on to learn what to watch for this month.
In the News: Planets in the April Sky
April 11, 2017The April sky is a changing scene of planets and stars. Read on to learn what to watch for in the night sky this month.
In the News: March Skies
March 16, 2017The March sky has views of Jupiter and Venus. Read on to learn what to look for in the night sky this month.
In the News: Planets in the February Sky
February 10, 2017The February night sky is filled will feature views of Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus. Read on for information on what to watch for in the sky this month.
In the News: Hidden Figures Artifacts and STEM Education
February 3, 2017Many artifacts featured and referenced in the film, Hidden Figures, can be found right here in Hutchinson, KS!
Mercury Crosses the Sun and More May Planetary News
May 2, 2016For the first time in nearly 10 years, the planet Mercury will be visible as it crosses in front of the sun on May 9. The Cosmosphere will provide its telescopes and specially fitted binoculars to the public to view the event between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9th. Join us (weather permitting) in the south parking lot of the Cosmosphere at the southeast corner of 11th Ave and Plum St.
Welcome Home Scott Kelly! How are your fingernails?
March 2, 2016US Astronaut Scott Kelly returned from 340 days in space today. Over the next several weeks, medical teams will be assessing the impact of the long mission on his health. They'll be considering some of the same issues to be addressed at the first-of-its-kind Space Medicine Camp, available for high school students this summer at the Cosmosphere. Students will learn about the physiological and psychological impact of long duration space travel alongside subject matter experts from a variety of health science fields.
Night Sky Offers Rare View of Five Planets
February 1, 2016During the next few weeks, all five of the visible planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will appear in the sky at the same time. This fairly rare planetary treat hasn’t happened since 2005.
Top Ten Reasons Hutchinson, Kansas is the perfect Cosmosphere home
January 4, 2016