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  • Cosmosphere and Salvation Army Team Up for Cozy Christmastime Fun

    Cosmosphere and Salvation Army Team Up for Cozy Christmastime Fun

    December 9, 2022

    Ring in the Holidays! It’s that time of year, when the Polar Express rolls into the Carey Digital Dome Theater at the Cosmosphere. For some families, bringing children in pajamas to see the Christmas classic is an annual tradition.

    This year, opening night for Polar Express at the Cosmosphere will be extra special. The Salvation Army will bring their canteen vehicle to the Cosmosphere parking lot to serve free cocoa, coffee, and Sugartime Confections cookies beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16.

    At 7:00 p.m. that evening, the first of Cosmosphere’s 2022 Polar Express screenings begins. Additional showings continue December 17 through January 1. The film, based on the children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, tells the story of a young boy’s journey to the North Pole aboard a magical train.

    For tickets and showtimes visit cosmo.org. Cocoa, coffee, and cookies are available December 16 only. Children are invited to attend any Polar Express showing in their favorite pajamas.

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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo’s Amazing Folding Rover: Stories of the Sturdy LRV
    March 16
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Apollo’s Amazing Folding Rover: Stories of the Sturdy LRV

    Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    This informative community gathering over coffee features guest speakers offering insight into STEM and space topics. Coffee at the Cosmo is free and open to the public.

    In March, Cosmosphere’s curator Shannon Whetzel shares her newly rekindled enthusiasm for what may be the most under-appreciated piece of Apollo-era technology: the Lunar Roving Vehicle, or LRV. A foldable marvel affectionately known as the “Moon buggy,” the LRV allowed Apollo 15, 16, and 17 astronauts to push the frontier of human exploration by traversing a mountainous area on the Moon the size of Manhattan.

    Earl Swift, author of “Across the Airless Wilds,” describes the LRV as “an electric go-cart that folded like a business letter, weighed less than eighty pounds in the moon’s reduced gravity, and muscled its way up mountains, around craters, and over undulating plains.”

    Whetzel will share important discoveries enabled by the LRV and will talk about what excites her about Cosmosphere’s LRV exhibit. 

    Coffee at the Cosmo can be enjoyed in-person at the Cosmosphere or live online via Zoom from anywhere!

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