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  • FORMER GOOGLE VP OF ENGINEERING TO SPEAK AT COSMOSPHERE

    FORMER GOOGLE VP OF ENGINEERING TO SPEAK AT COSMOSPHERE

    August 13, 2018

    The public is invited to a free lecture by former Google VP of Engineering, Brian McClendon of Kansas.

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  • Cosmosphere Earns Awards from TripAdvisor and GuideStar

    Cosmosphere Earns Awards from TripAdvisor and GuideStar

    July 26, 2018

    The Cosmosphere has recently won the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

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  • August is Cosmosphere Member Month

    August is Cosmosphere Member Month

    July 12, 2018

    August is all about Cosmosphere Members: BECAUSE YOU'RE AMAZING! (The best ever!)

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  • Camp Mission: Inspiration

    Camp Mission: Inspiration

    June 29, 2018

    It’s a steamy June morning in the middle of Kansas. Cosmosphere campers from Space 501 are hunched over rectangles of cold, pressed clay at the ClayWorks building in downtown McPherson.

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  • Educators Invited to See FREE Documentaries at Cosmosphere This Summer

    Educators Invited to See FREE Documentaries at Cosmosphere This Summer

    June 26, 2018

    The Cosmosphere is inviting educators to see any documentary showing this summer for FREE!

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Upcoming Events

  • Space Out Saturday: Celebrating Halloween on the ISS

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

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: Celebrating Halloween on the International Space Station! Halloween is coming, how do astronauts celebrate on the International Space Station? Come and make your own ghosts while celebrating with the candy the astronauts eat in space!

    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.

  • Early Closing of the Lobby and Main Entrance at 5 pm

    Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Saturday, October 20 at 5:00 pm for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows afer 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open normal hours until 7:00 pm.

    Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Drone Basics 2.0

    Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Multi-Purpose Room

    Thinking of getting or giving a drone for the holidays, but not sure what to purchase?
    OR
    Do you already have a drone, but it's difficult to fly?

    Join experienced Cosmosphere Space Science Educators for this hands-on class on Saturday, October 27 from 2:00-3:30 pm in the Cosmosphere's Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) on the lower level. (Be sure to check-in at the Box Office first!)

    You'll review drone flight basics, polish your flying fundamentals, understand FAA regulations and troubleshoot technical challenges.

    The Cosmosphere will provide drones for practice.

    Admission is $5 per person. Participants are encouraged to register and pre-pay. Payment will also be accepted at the door.

    For questions or to pre-register, contact Kristen Spurlin at kristens@cosmo.org or 620.665.9323.
     

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