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Former Google VP of Engineering to Speak at Cosmosphere

Former Google VP of Engineering to Speak at Cosmosphere

Sun, Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

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  • Calling all students grades 4-12!
    May 1 – September 30
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  • Former Google VP of Engineering to Speak at Cosmosphere
    August 26
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Planetary Probes
    September 6
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  • Calling all students grades 4-12!

    Date: Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Location:

    Earth v the International Space Station Agriculture Contest

    Grow your way to Cosmosphere Aerospace Camp!

    Students fourth through twelfth grades are invited to take on the ISS in a competition to grow the most food within a one cubic meter garden space.

    A winner from each grade category below receives a camp package for 2019 summer camp season and will be recognized at the Cosmosphere this fall.

    Going into 4th - 6th Grade

    Going into 7th - 8th Grade

    Going into 9th - 12th Grade

    Contest starts May 1 and runs through September 30, 2018.

    We will be sharing our results with our Kansas Astronaut Col. Nick Hague while he is on the ISS!

    How It Works: Any student who wants to participate needs to carefully read the rules, set-up their garden, collect the required data, and turn in all results to the Cosmosphere at education@cosmo.org on or before September 30, 2018. 

    Click here to download the Space Ag Contest rules and entry form!

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    Q. Can a plant trail outside of the cubic meter area? 
    A. No.  All of the growing area including roots and plant must remain inside the cubic meter area.

    Q. Is it okay to plant vines along with other plants?
    A.  Yes.  You can plant any combination of plants you chose.

    Q. Must the light source also be in the cubic meter?
    A. No.  It may be above and can be natural such as sunlight or you can use a grow light.

    Q. Does the cubic meter area have to be a cube?
    A.  No.  It can be any shape as long as the total volume is only one cubic meter.

    Q. Can you add water?
    A.  Yes.  It does not have to be a closed system.  You may use water as you wish.  (Don’t tell our astronaut friends!)  Since the system does not have to be closed, water will be lost depending on wind and heat so we are not limiting how much water can be used.

    Q.  Does the cubic meter have to be a built structure?
    A.  No.  you just need to measure and make sure the growing area (roots and plant) are all within a cubic meter volumetric area.

    Q.  Is it okay to use a plant light?
    A.  Yes.  Any light source is acceptable.

    Q. Do the roots count as part of the cubic meter?
    A. Yes, the entire plant including any leaves and roots, are included and must be inside of the cubic meter area.

  • Former Google VP of Engineering to Speak at Cosmosphere

    Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Grand Lobby


    At 5 p.m. Sunday, August 26, in the Cosmosphere’s Grand Lobby, the public is invited to a free lecture by former Google VP of Engineering, Brian McClendon of Kansas.

    From leading the computer graphics team that developed special effects for the mega-hit
    Jurassic Park, to leading the teams that developed Google Maps, Street View and more, to the
    design of better mapping and driver/riding matching for ride share and driverless vehicles, McClendon’s career has been a tribute to Kansas STEM education.

    This TED-style talk that will inspire and motivate future engineers, software designers and
    developers—or anyone who needs to remember what is possible!
     

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Planetary Probes

    Date: Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATE: Join us for this special Coffee at the Cosmo on, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 from 9:00-10:00 am, upstairs in the Discovery Room. 

    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: "Planetary Probes," with special guest speaker Michael Staab, Spacecraft Systems Engineer/Flight Director, for the Opportunity Rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, and former Cosmosphere Camp alum and counselor.

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

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