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  • Cosmosphere Camp 301 Students

    Cosmosphere Camp 301 Students

    June 23, 2017

    For more than 30 years, students participating in what is now called Camp 301 at the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center and Space Museum in Hutchinson, KS, have traveled to Houston and Johnson Space Center as part of their camp experience. This week, their experience will sink to new depths.

    Cosmosphere was part of the Bezos Expeditions effort to recover and conserve the F1 engines that launched the Saturn V rockets of the Apollo program. Those engines were recovered from the bottom of the ocean floor in 2013 using highly sophisticated robotics.

    As one of the museums now exhibiting part of the recovered F1s from the Apollo 11 mission, Cosmosphere staff and patrons recently had the opportunity to learn more from Vince Capone who was operations manager for the Bezos Expeditions team. The connection inspired Cosmosphere Vice President Tracey Tomme to add a new element to this year’s Camp 301 experience.

    “I am very excited about the connections this year between our Space 301 camp and the F1 Project.  Based on discussions with Vince Capone and the video he showed of the F1 recovery project, we will use underwater rovers to retrieve artifacts during this camp,” Tomme said. “The students will study the Saturn V rocket and the recovery efforts by Bezos Expeditions.  Then as teams, they will build and test their own underwater rovers using SeaPerch kits available through the Navy.  They will solder, cut and place PVC pipe, build the motors and more to produce a working, neutrally buoyant underwater rover.”

    Campers will have the first chance to test their rovers in the pool at the Hampton Inn in Webster, Texas the evening of June 22nd. After they have toured NASA Johnson Space Center and seen an actual Saturn V rocket, they will receive a team challenge based on the F1 recovery project to complete the morning of Friday, June 23rd. 

    Just as with Bezos Expeditions, to complete the challenge the Campers will have to come together as larger teams.  It will take three SeaPerch to complete the challenge.  One will pick up the artifact, the next will bring it up in a basket, and the third will carry the underwater camera to view and record the experience. 

    This camp consists of 41 students, age 13 to 16 years old.  They are from KS, MN, TX, IA, OK, MO, and NM.

    For questions about this camp, contact Tracey Tomme at 719.641.9940.

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 – 2:00 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. 

    More details coming soon!

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