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  • Cosmosphere Receives Hansen Foundation Grant to Serve Northwest Kansas Counties

    Cosmosphere Receives Hansen Foundation Grant to Serve Northwest Kansas Counties

    August 30, 2018

    The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded the Cosmosphere a $50,000 grant to bring the science center’s outreach programs to rural schools in Northwest Kansas.

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  • NASA Engineer to Speak At Cosmosphere

    NASA Engineer to Speak At Cosmosphere

    August 28, 2018

    NASA Engineer, Michael Staab, will attempt to answer some of life’s most difficult questions during a free public presentation.

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  • New Educator Cosmosphere Membership

    New Educator Cosmosphere Membership

    August 23, 2018

    Educators: take advantage of special discounts and exclusive offers with our NEW Cosmosphere Educator Membership for only $20 a year!

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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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  • 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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