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  • COSMOSPHERE CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

    COSMOSPHERE CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

    July 2, 2015

    The Cosmosphere will be welcoming Apollo 13 astronauts James Lovell (Commander), Fred Haise (Lunar Module Pilot), and Mission Control support Jerry Bostick (Flight Dynamics Officer, Maroon Team), Gerry Griffin (Flight Director, Gold Team), Hal Loden (CONTROL, Black Team), Jack Lousma (CAPCOM, White Team), Glynn Lunney (Flight Director, Black Team), and Milt Windler (Flight Director, Maroon Team).

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  • COSMOSPHERE PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY: JOURNEY TO SPACE

    COSMOSPHERE PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY: JOURNEY TO SPACE

    February 4, 2015

    February 13, 2015, a fascinating new documentary joins the Cosmosphere’s lineup. Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts, Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, the film calls attention to the reality that the space program did not die with the end of the Shuttle Program in 2011 and captures the spirit of human exploration.

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  • SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT DR. STEVEN HAWLEY TO SPEAK AT COSMOSPHERE’S MONTHLY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

    July 17, 2014

    July 17, 2014, at 9 a.m., the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center’s monthly Coffee at the Cosmo lecture series welcomes NASA shuttle astronaut Steven Hawley, Ph.D., as a distinguished guest speaker. Presented every third Thursday morning, Coffee at the Cosmo provides lifelong learners of all ages with insightful continuing educational programming from the Cosmosphere’s Education staff, Collections department, and outside experts.

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  • COSMOSPHERE APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF VISITOR EXPERIENCE

    July 7, 2014

    As preparations begin for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to embark upon its recently announced major plan for revitalization, current Director of Education Tom Holcomb will assume responsibility of a newly created position at the Cosmosphere – one deemed integral to the success of revitalization efforts.

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  • NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ONE OF WORLD’S MOST FEARED PREDATORS NOW SHOWING AT THE COSMOSPHERE

    June 12, 2014

    The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is pleased to bring another informative, educational documentary to the Carey Digital Dome Theater. Great White Shark, which opened May 23, 2014, unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear and goes to the depths of human daring to tell the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain.

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Upcoming Events

  • Space Out Saturday: Asteroid Day!
    June 15
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  • BOGO! Buy One All-Access Mission Pass, Dad Gets in FREE!
    June 16
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Greenland Impact Crater Discovery
    June 20
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  • Space Out Saturday: Asteroid Day!

    Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    THIS MONTH'S SUBJECT: It's Asteroid Day! What are asteroids made of? Are there any in Kansas? Young Explorers will make their own asteroid out of various materials. 

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to grade 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 – 1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-10
    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, recommended for ages 5 years or younger
    Excitement ensues with this fun and educational storytime!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm

    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-10
    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.

  • BOGO! Buy One All-Access Mission Pass, Dad Gets in FREE!

    Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    DAD: YOU ARE OUR UNIVERSE.

    On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, BOGO! Buy one All-Access Mission Pass, Dad gets in FREE! Make a day of it! Bring Dad to see a documentary in the Carey Digital Dome Theater, a planetarium show, Dr. Goddard's lab and the Hall of Space Museum. 

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Greenland Impact Crater Discovery

    Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    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: "The Greenland Impact Crater Discovery," by special guest presenter, John Paden, Associate Scientist, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), Kansas University.

    Kansas University radar systems measure the ice thickness of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and these data lead to the discovery of a large impact crater beneath the ice in northwest Greenland. Dr. Paden will present about the radar systems used to map the crater, how the crater was discovered and verified, and discuss the ongoing work to understand how the ice sheet affected the impact and the next steps to improve the dating of the impact crater.

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

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