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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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  • TWO TEMPORARY EXHIBITS OPENING AT THE COSMOSPHERE

    May 10, 2014

    May 10, 2014, two new temporary exhibits will be on display in the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum. “The Art and Science of Conservation” will be located in the entrance of the museum through July 31, 2014, and “A New Flight Path for Liberty Bell 7” will be on display in the Mollett Early Spaceflight Gallery.

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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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