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  • COSMOSPHERE REVEALS NEW LOGO, TAGLINE AT CHAMBER LUNCHEON

    COSMOSPHERE REVEALS NEW LOGO, TAGLINE AT CHAMBER LUNCHEON

    July 15, 2015

    In a major step in transitioning from a world-class space museum with educational programs to an international center for applied education housing a world-class museum, the Cosmosphere unveiled its new logo and word mark today at the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The logo was approved by the Cosmosphere’s Governing Board June 15, 2015, after receiving overwhelmingly positive responses from two focus groups.

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  • COSMOSPHERE CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

    COSMOSPHERE CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

    July 2, 2015

    The Cosmosphere will be welcoming Apollo 13 astronauts James Lovell (Commander), Fred Haise (Lunar Module Pilot), and Mission Control support Jerry Bostick (Flight Dynamics Officer, Maroon Team), Gerry Griffin (Flight Director, Gold Team), Hal Loden (CONTROL, Black Team), Jack Lousma (CAPCOM, White Team), Glynn Lunney (Flight Director, Black Team), and Milt Windler (Flight Director, Maroon Team).

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  • COSMOSPHERE PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY: JOURNEY TO SPACE

    COSMOSPHERE PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY: JOURNEY TO SPACE

    February 4, 2015

    February 13, 2015, a fascinating new documentary joins the Cosmosphere’s lineup. Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts, Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, the film calls attention to the reality that the space program did not die with the end of the Shuttle Program in 2011 and captures the spirit of human exploration.

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  • SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT DR. STEVEN HAWLEY TO SPEAK AT COSMOSPHERE’S MONTHLY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

    July 17, 2014

    July 17, 2014, at 9 a.m., the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center’s monthly Coffee at the Cosmo lecture series welcomes NASA shuttle astronaut Steven Hawley, Ph.D., as a distinguished guest speaker. Presented every third Thursday morning, Coffee at the Cosmo provides lifelong learners of all ages with insightful continuing educational programming from the Cosmosphere’s Education staff, Collections department, and outside experts.

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  • COSMOSPHERE APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF VISITOR EXPERIENCE

    July 7, 2014

    As preparations begin for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to embark upon its recently announced major plan for revitalization, current Director of Education Tom Holcomb will assume responsibility of a newly created position at the Cosmosphere – one deemed integral to the success of revitalization efforts.

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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Epic Life & Tragic Death of Yuri Gagarin
    March 15
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    March 17
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    April 19
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Epic Life & Tragic Death of Yuri Gagarin

    Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation: "The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Yuri Gagarin," with special guest speaker, Paul Lytle, facilities engineer at Wichita State University and Cosmosphere volunteer for over 20 years.

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

  • Space Out Saturday: The Moon’s Craters!

    Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: THE MOON'S CRATERS! Why does the Moon have so many craters and the earth only has a few? Learn about the Moon’s atmosphere compared to Earth’s and make your own Moon.

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm
    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am
    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm
    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Storytelling in the Space Age

    Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    Offered every Third Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 am, this enriching continuing education program for life-long learners features entertaining, insightful presentations by Cosmosphere staff and visiting professionals who are experts in a variety of topics related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation: "Storytelling in the Space Age," by special guest speaker, John Mulnix, Space Tech writer, host of The Space Shot and The Cosmosphere Podcast, and Cosmosphere Volunteer.

    *Coffee at the Cosmo topics and speakers are subject to change.

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