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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope

    Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020 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. 

    Enjoy this free presentation on "The 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope," with Cosmosphere's School Programs Manager, JoAnna Strecker. 

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

  • Hubble Space Telescope STS-31 Celebration

    Date: Saturday, May 09, 2020
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere invites you to celebrate the 30th anniversary ofthe launch of the Hubble Space Telescope! Join members of the STS-31 crew who launched the technology that changed our understanding of the Universe and hear from experts who will share how we learn about the universe.

    Special guests slated to attend: STS-31 Crew: Commander, Loren Shriver; Pilot, Charlie Bolden; Mission Specialists: Dr. Steven Hawley and Kathryn Sullivan; along with other Hubble experts: Bill Reeves, Dave Leckrone, Carol Christian, Charlie Pellerin, Maggie Linton and Lynn Sherr*.

    Watch for details soon regarding school group presentations, contests, teacher trainings and special events!

    *Guests are subject to change.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13

    Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 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. 

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 Mission at the HOME of Odyssey! Enjoy this free, presentation on "Apollo 13: The Mission of Survival. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13," with Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel. 

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

  • Apollo 13 Gala

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 5:30 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    APOLLO 13 GALA

    For all the details, including ticket pricing, see the Apollo 13 webpage here. 


    SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

    “HOUSTON, WE’VE HAD A PROBLEM.” 

    These words set in motion a historic series of events. For three days, three astronauts huddled in the Aquarius Lunar Module as the Mission Control team on Earth worked to solve the problem of how to bring them home. Meanwhile, the world united in prayer and hope for the survival of three Americans 200,000 miles from Earth. 

    No other space mission before or since called on the collaboration of so many in Mission Control and beyond to solve such a critical challenge. Apollo 13: A Mission of Survival. A Mission of Teamwork. A Mission of Hope. Join us to celebrate the great Victory of Apollo 13, where the Apollo 13 Command Module, Odyssey, was restored, preserved and is proudly on display in Cosmosphere’s Apollo Gallery.  

    Slated to appear: Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Gene Kranz, Gerry Griffin, Milt Windler, John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, Vance Brand, Chuck Deiterich, Ed Fendell, Spencer Gardner, Jack Lousma, Glynn Lunney*, Ed Smylie, Frank VanRensselaer and…Andrew Chaikin, Author; Michael Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and former NASA Administrator. *Glynn Lunney will be a pre-recorded video.

  • Early Closing of the building at 3 pm

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 3:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    The Cosmosphere will be closing early at 3 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020, to prepare for our Apollo 13 50th Anniversary Gala. We will be open normal business hours on Sunday. We're sorry for any inconvenience. 

  • Apollo 13 Mission Debrief

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Location: Hutchinson's Fox Theatre

    APOLLO 13 MISSION DEBRIEF

    For all the details, including ticket pricing, see the Apollo 13 webpage here


    SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

    “HOUSTON, WE’VE HAD A PROBLEM.” 

    These words set in motion a historic series of events. For three days, three astronauts huddled in the Aquarius Lunar Module as the Mission Control team on Earth worked to solve the problem of how to bring them home. Meanwhile, the world united in prayer and hope for the survival of three Americans 200,000 miles from Earth. 

    No other space mission before or since called on the collaboration of so many in Mission Control and beyond to solve such a critical challenge. Apollo 13: A Mission of Survival. A Mission of Teamwork. A Mission of Hope. Join us to celebrate the great Victory of Apollo 13, where the Apollo 13 Command Module, Odyssey, was restored, preserved and is proudly on display in Cosmosphere’s Apollo Gallery.  


    Join us at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre for an Apollo 13 Panel Discussion with Apollo 13 astronauts and MOCR team members as well as Michael Griffin, former NASA Administrator and current Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. With panel moderators: Author Andrew Chaikin and Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar. 

    Slated to appear: Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Gene Kranz, Gerry Griffin, Milt Windler, John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, Vance Brand, Chuck Deiterich, Ed Fendell, Spencer Gardner, Jack Lousma, Glynn Lunney*, Ed Smylie, Frank VanRensselaer and…Andrew Chaikin, Author; Michael Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and former NASA Administrator. *Glynn Lunney will be a pre-recorded video.

  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020

    Date: Saturday, April 04, 2020 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Cosmosphere

    Join us Saturday, April 4, 2020 for Smithsonian magazine Museum Day! (Please note we are open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020.)

    Cosmosphere guests that show their printed ticket receive FREE admission into the Hall of Space Museum for two guests. Tickets available HERE beginning February 27, 2020. 

    Mark your calendar for America’s annual celebration of boundless curiosity. Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all ticket holders. This year, Museum Day will celebrate EARTH OPTIMISM!

    Museum Day is moving from Fall to Spring in 2020 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The annual Museum Day event will take place on Saturday, April 4th.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: New Cosmosphere Camps

    Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 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. 

    Enjoy this free presentation on "The New Cosmosphere Camps," with Cosmosphere's Vice President of Educaton and Strategy, Nathan Meyer. 

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

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