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  • Cosmosphere CEO Elected Board Chair for Giant Screen Cinema Association

    Cosmosphere CEO Elected Board Chair for Giant Screen Cinema Association

    December 16, 2022

    Cosmosphere president and chief executive officer Jim Remar has been elected 2023 Chair of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) Board of Directors. Association members represent filmmakers, distributors, and theaters from nearly 30 countries. Remar joins leaders from Michael Daut Productions and K2 Studios, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Saskatchewan Science Centre as newly-elected GSCA Board officers.

    Remar has served on the GSCA Board of Directors for the past year. His one-year term as Board Chair begins January 1, 2023. He will also serve on the Governance Committee of the Board.

    The Cosmosphere shows films made for giant screens in its two-story Carey Digital Dome Theater, featuring a 4K digital projection system that envelopes viewers in an immersive theater experience. The Carey Digital Dome Theater shows educational documentaries during Cosmosphere’s regular hours, with popular feature films available on weekends. Remar's election to the position of Board Chair for GSCA connects Cosmosphere and its audiences to cutting edge developments in the giant screen cinema industry.

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    The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. Located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS, its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet Next Generation Science Standards. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater, offering daily documentary showings, a digital Planetarium, Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations, and CosmoKids, an interactive STEM area for children accompanied by an adult.

    The mission of the GSCA is to support a prosperous international giant screen industry. GSCA is the essential organization that supports, grows, fortifies, and sustains the international network of premium giant screen theaters and content creators to provide immersive, transformational, cinematic experiences. GSCA's membership includes nearly 200 organizations in 20 countries and represents giant screen theaters, production, distribution, related businesses, and students.

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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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