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  • RCB Bank to Provide Ten Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

    RCB Bank to Provide Ten Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

    January 9, 2019

    RCB Bank is partnering with the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum in Hutchinson, KS, to send ten students in sixth through eighth grade to Cosmosphere Camp this summer.

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  • LIVE IMAGES FROM MARS TO BE SHOWN AT COSMOSPHERE

    LIVE IMAGES FROM MARS TO BE SHOWN AT COSMOSPHERE

    November 19, 2018

    On Monday, Nov. 26, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. current NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mission Control engineer (and Cosmosphere Camp alum), Michael Staab, will offer commentary as live images are transmitted from the Mars Insight lander as it descends on the surface of Mars.

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  • NASA Administrator, Senator to Celebrate Anniversary with Astronauts & Mission Control Crew

    NASA Administrator, Senator to Celebrate Anniversary with Astronauts & Mission Control Crew

    November 6, 2018

    Current NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, and Kansas Senator Jerry Moran will both be in attendance for the Earthrising gala hosted by the Cosmosphere on Dec. 1.

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  • Apollo-era Astronauts and Mission Control Crew Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Cosmosphere

    Apollo-era Astronauts and Mission Control Crew Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Cosmosphere

    September 20, 2018

    On Saturday, December 1, the Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, invites the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission with astronauts and members of the Johnson Space Center Mission Control crew.

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  • Blast from the Past

    Blast from the Past

    September 17, 2018

    Washburn University Alumnus leads preservation of control consoles used during Moon landings

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  • “To the Moon and Back” Musical Performance
    March 28
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    April 18
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    April 20
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  • “To the Moon and Back” Musical Performance

    Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    Join us Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 am as we welcome more than 150 band, orchestra and choral middle school students from Manhattan-Ogden public schools as they present a multi-disciplinary performance in the Cosmosphere lobby. Titled “To the Moon and Back”, this performance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. 

    Free and open to the public, this truly collaborative effort crosses disciplines including the performing arts, language arts, dramatic arts, technology, science, math, social studies, physical education and the gifted program.

  • Early Closing of the Lobby at 5 pm

    Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Friday, March 29 at 5:00 pm for a private event. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows afer 5:00 pm will play as scheduled. The Hall of Space Museum and Gift Store are open normal hours until 7:00 pm.

    Please use the alternate entrance to the North of the main entrance, by the Richard E. Smith Science Center.

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Drones and the Environment

    Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019 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. Watch cosmo.org for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation: "Drones and the Environment," with Cosmosphere Space Science Educator, and Certified Remote Pilot, Chuck McClary. How do drones help us analyze the environment around us? In honor of Earth Day, learn about the useful information these devices help gather about our world and better understand some of the innovative ways drones are helping improve our daily lives.

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

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