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  • 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.

  • 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: PLUTO-PALOOZA!

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

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: PLUTO-PALOOZA! Why did the IAU (International Astronomy Union) claim that Pluto is not a “planet" anymore? Who made that decision? Why did we send a spacecraft called New Horizons to Pluto then? Design your own spacecraft to explore the dwarf planets!    

    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! 

    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.

  • Starry Night: Pluto-Palooza

    Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Hobart-Detter Field in Carey Park

    Join us at Hobart-Detter Field in Carey Park to look at the stars and planets with NASA New Horizons scientists + Cosmosphere Space Science Educators. Viewing equipment will be available, or you're invited to bring your own.

    Weather permitting. Unfortunately there is not a rain date at this time.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Pluto-palooza

    Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Cosmosphere 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: "Pluto-Palooza," by special guest speakers from NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto.

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

  • Pluto-Palooza with NASA’s New Horizons’ Team!

    Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere Grand Lobby

    Celebrate Valentine's Day by finding out all about the most famous heart in the solar system - on Pluto!

    Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from members of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt! 

    In this a fast-paced, multi-media presentation, you're invited to see stunning pictures and learn about the science gathered from the mission's dramatic flight through the Pluto system. 

    This event is free to the public.

  • Space Out Saturday: Snowflakes!

    Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: SNOWFLAKES! It's getting cold outside and snow might be falling. Learn about seasons and how snowflakes form. Each snowflake is unique from the rest. Can you make your own unique snowflake too?

    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! 

    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.

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