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  • CEO Retirement and New Leadership Roles Effective Year End at Cosmosphere

    CEO Retirement and New Leadership Roles Effective Year End at Cosmosphere

    July 17, 2017

    Today, the Cosmosphere Governing Board of Directors announced the following staff changes according to Board Chairman Eric Steinle. 

    Having served the Cosmosphere since July 2011, Richard Hollowell has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2017. 

    “Dick assumed the position at exactly the right time and we have been lucky to have him.  Under Dick’s leadership, the Cosmosphere has achieved financial stability it had not known for many years, has reenergized its education offerings to create a true International Science Education Center and has launched a Revitalization initiative that will ensure its success for generations to come,” Steinle said. “We are grateful for the six and a half years Dick has shared his astute business leadership. It has left the Cosmosphere a better organization for all its stakeholders.” 

    Replacing Hollowell as CEO will be Jim Remar, current president and chief operating officer. 

    “Over the last several years as president and COO, Jim has demonstrated that he is ready for this new challenge,” Steinle said.  “His knowledge, passion, and commitment to the Cosmosphere and its programs will continue to be a tremendous asset for many years to come and we are excited for Jim to lead the Cosmosphere.”  

    To prepare for 2018, Remar has already begun shaping strategy with a newly named executive team. That team includes, Tracey Tomme, who will assume the duties and title of executive vice president and chief operating officer; Mimi Meredith will be the senior vice president of development and marketing and chief development officer; Steven Birdsall will be the vice president of finance and chief financial officer and Jack Graber will be the vice president of exhibits and technology. 

    “I am honored the board has chosen me as the Cosmosphere's next CEO,” Remar said. “The initiatives launched during Dick's tenure have set the organization on a path that will allow it to continue the legacy started by Patty Carey.  I look forward to working with the board and staff as we move those and future initiatives forward to grow the organization and broaden its reach and impact."

Upcoming Events

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: First Man on the Moon
    August 17
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  • Space Out Saturday: Aviation
    August 19
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  • Members’ Only Eclipse Viewing Party
    August 21
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: First Man on the Moon

    Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    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 by Cosmosphere staff, on "First Man on the Moon."

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

  • Space Out Saturday: Aviation

    Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: AVIATION! August 19 is National Aviation Day. Kids can make their own airplane!

    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.

  • Members’ Only Eclipse Viewing Party

    Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
    Location:Atchinson, Kansas

    Mission:Totality

    August 21, 2017...

    The Sun will disappear behind the Moon.

    Daylight turns to twilight. 

    Temperatures drop. 

    Light streaks throughout the sky. 

    Come experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America with the Cosmosphere! Members' take a daytrip with the Cosmosphere team to the Eclipse Aire Fest at the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison, Kansas, to view the total solar eclipse. Depart in a luxury motorcoach from the Cosmosphere parking lot at 6:30 a.m., returning to Hutchinson at 6:30 p.m. 

    Provided on the trip: Eclipse viewing glasses, viewing through the Cosmosphere telescope and binoculars with Cosmosphere educators, snacks, beverages, a fact and safety booklet on the total eclipse and a commemorative eclipse t-shirt. Lunch is on your own and can be enjoyed at your choice of a variety of food trucks at the Eclipse Aire Fest (atchisonkansas.com/events/eclipse-aire-fest).

    Complete schedule will be provided to participants. 

    For more information on the 2017 August 21 Eclipse, check out these great websites!
    https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
    https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/
    http://mreclipse.com/
    https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/citizen-science
     

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