Thirty Years as a “Hubble Hugger”
April 23, 2020I remember April 24, 1990 almost as though it was last week. That was the date I was privileged to be on board the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-31, the mission that launched the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) into Earth orbit.
Conversation with SR-71 PIlot, Colonel Buz Carpenter
April 2, 2020Colonel Buz Carpenter piloted the SR-71 hanging in the Cosmosphere Lobby. Today, he checked in with us to answer students’ questions about what it was like to fly the SR-71.
Top 13 STEAM Holiday Gifts
December 6, 2019Looking for that unique gift for the NASA or space lover on your list? Check out our TOP 13 STEAM Holiday Gifts!
Mercury Crosses the Sun and More May Planetary News
May 2, 2016For the first time in nearly 10 years, the planet Mercury will be visible as it crosses in front of the sun on May 9. The Cosmosphere will provide its telescopes and specially fitted binoculars to the public to view the event between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday, May 9th. Join us (weather permitting) in the south parking lot of the Cosmosphere at the southeast corner of 11th Ave and Plum St.
Night Sky Offers Rare View of Five Planets
February 1, 2016During the next few weeks, all five of the visible planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will appear in the sky at the same time. This fairly rare planetary treat hasn’t happened since 2005.