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  • Cosmosphere Executive Team Grows

    Cosmosphere Executive Team Grows

    February 6, 2019

    The Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated science education center and space museum in Hutchinson, Kansas, has recently promoted and hired new members to the organization’s Executive Team.

    Michele McCartney has been promoted to the Vice President of Marketing and Creative at the Cosmosphere. McCartney manages the organization’s marketing, creative and branding efforts and has been instrumental in designing galleries and exhibits for the museum. Additionally, McCartney oversees print and digital materials for operations and marketing.

    McCartney began her career with the organization in 2008 as the Creative Design Manager. During her time, she has participated in a number of significant projects for the Cosmosphere, including the design work for an exhibit commissioned by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos' company, Bezos Expeditions, showcasing the recovery and conservation of F-1 engines from the Apollo program. McCartney’s work can also be seen in the design and gallery exhibit at the B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center in Wichita, Kansas. McCartney holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and 3D Design from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

    Nathan Meyer has been hired as the organization’s Vice President of Strategy and Product Innovation.

    Meyer comes to the Cosmosphere after starting his own online data management company, which he subsequently sold in 2017. In his new role, Meyer will grow revenue and develop new opportunities to expand the Cosmosphere brand and impact.

    Meyer is a native of Ellinwood, KS, and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix—Wichita and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Kansas

Upcoming Events

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Come Spy With Me: Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., & the Manned Orbiting Laboratory
    February 21
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    February 23
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    March 16
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Come Spy With Me: Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., & the Manned Orbiting Laboratory

    Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    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: "Come Spy With Me: Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory," by Cosmosphere Curator, Shannon Whetzel. 

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

  • Early Closing of the Lobby at 5 pm

    Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Thursday, February 21 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 5:00 pm.

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

  • Drone Basics 3.0: Photography

    Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Have a photography drone, but need to hone your skills?

    Saturday, February 23 from 2:00-3:30 pm, join our Cosmosphere Science Educator, a certified remote pilot, for this drone photography class and focus on photography basics like composition, lighting and creativity using your drone camera. $5.00 +tax per participant.

    It is recommended that participants bring their own photography drone and basic drone flight knowledge is needed.

    This class will be held at an outdoor location off-site, weather permitting. Upon registration, participants will be informed of class location.

    Interested participants must pre-register by Feb. 21 to education@cosmo.org.  

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