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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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  • Cosmosphere to Receive NASA Funding!

    Cosmosphere to Receive NASA Funding!

    June 6, 2018

    NASA has selected the Cosmosphere to receive a grant for a new traveling, interactive, educational program!

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  • Help the Cosmosphere reach new heights!

    Help the Cosmosphere reach new heights!

    June 5, 2018

    During the 66 days of the summer camp season, the Cosmosphere invites you and your friends to support a brand-new crowdfunding campaign highlighting the impact of our aerospace summer camps.

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Upcoming Events

  • Space out Saturday: Santa and NORAD
    December 15
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  • Members Only: Science of the Season
    December 15
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo 8: Earthrising
    December 20
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  • Space out Saturday: Santa and NORAD

    Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: Santa and NORAD! How does Santa fill his gift sack? Learn about volume and mass with your own Christmas sack; track Santa using NORAD.

    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.

  • Members Only: Science of the Season

    Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location:Justice Planetarium

    Cosmosphere Members: take a break from your busy holidays and enjoy this free event!

    For our third annual Science of the Season event, we will feature Ji Yon Shim, a doctorate of cello who has performed in Brazil, Japan, Switzerland and France. Ji will offer both an educational presentation and musical performance while scenes from the universe play out across the Planetarium dome. Wine tasting will happen throughout the evening as well.

    Seating is limited. An optional guided tour of the Hall of Space Museum will be available at 4:15 pm. 

    Please contact Marla Eriksen at 620.665.9320 or marlae@cosmo.org to reserve your seat!


    Are you interested in becoming a member of the Cosmosphere and enjoying all the exciting benefits membership offers? Check out cosmo.org/membership or contact Marla Eriksen at 620.665.9320 or marlae@cosmo.org to find out more!

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo 8: Earthrising

    Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Banquet 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: "Apollo 8: Earthrising," by Cosmosphere President and CEO, Jim Remar. 

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

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