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    Events at the Cosmosphere

    November 14, 2019

    The Cosmosphere has several upcoming events and special offers planned. See the full listing below. The Cosmosphere will be closed on Thursday Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

    New Cosmosphere Camps: Registration and Scholarship Applications Open 
    Students interested in attending a summer camp at the Cosmosphere can now register for their desired camp sessions, as well as apply for scholarship funds. 

    The newly redesigned Cosmosphere Camp experiences will inspire campers to pursue their career dreams while focusing on building necessary life skills, like overcoming challenges and working within a team setting. From learning how to program robots, to planning for life on another planet and training in Cosmosphere Camp simulators like the 4-G centrifuge and the NEW Astralis capsule-based mission simulator—Cosmosphere Camps promise to propel eager young explorers into their futures. 

    For full details on camps sessions, dates available and to register, please visit cosmocamps.org or call: 620.220.0201. 

    New Display- Armstrong Apollo 11 Spacesuit Replica 
    Visitors to the Cosmosphere can now get up close to a full-sized replica of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 space suit. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the mission this past July, the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) created 15 replica suits, made using a 3D scan of Armstrong’s authentic Apollo 11 space suit, and placed the replicas at baseball parks around the country. Following anniversary celebrations, NASM offered the suits to various museums—allowing the public a chance to interact and take photos with the statues. 

    Guests can visit www.snapthesuit.si.edu and use their phone camera to scan parts of the suit (including the Apollo 11 patch, the NASA logo, American flag and more) to access videos and additional information about the mission, the astronauts and the anniversary. 

    Coffee @ the Cosmo 
    Offered every third Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., experts in a variety of fields offer continuing education presentations related to science and space. Free to the public, coffee and pastries are provided. 

    On Thursday, Nov. 21, Cosmosphere Space Science Educator, Chuck McClary, will present: "The Final Frontier(s): The Relationship Between the Ocean and Space". 

    New Documentary 

    On Nov. 22, audiences at the Cosmosphere can enjoy the new documentary film, “Out of Bounds: Mountain Adventure”. This exciting film follows snowboarding Olympian, Torah Bright, as she travels the world’s longest chain of mountain ranges— extending from Antarctica to Alaska. Along the journey, viewers will encounter penguins, polar bears, and hear from scientists and environmentalists to gather a deeper understanding of mountain ecosystems. 

    For show times or to purchase your tickets in advance, call the Cosmosphere's Box Office at: 620.665.9312 or online. 

    Museum Store Sunday 
    On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Cosmosphere— with more than 1,200 other museum stores worldwide— will participate in Museum Store Sunday. Receive 25 percent off in the Cosmosphere Gift Store* in-person or online (visit: shop.cosmo.org and use discount code: MSS2019). Additionally, visitors can take advantage of 25 percent off orders in the Cosmosphere Cafe and 25 percent off a Hall of Space Museum admission. Also, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 24, customers receive a FREE tote bag with a $25 purchase in the Cosmosphere Gift Store (while supplies last). 

    *The Museum Store Sunday discount does not include shipping. Some exclusions may apply. 

    #GivingTuesday 
    On Tuesday, Dec. 3, consider giving back to your community by participating in #GivingTuesday with the Cosmosphere. This day of global philanthropy follows Thanksgiving, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Museum Store Sunday and Cyber Monday. Watch cosmo.org for #GivingTuesday opportunities. 

Upcoming Events

  • Onward & Upward: A Virtual Telethon
    October 4
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  • Onward & Upward: A Virtual Auction
    October 4 – October 18
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  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Celebrating the SR-71
    October 15
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  • Onward & Upward: A Virtual Telethon

    Date: Sunday, October 04, 2020 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location:Online

    Join us, as we move onward and upward!

    Two great events will unfold as we celebrate the history of space exploration and the lessons it teaches, which are especially relevant today.

    Launch: 2 p.m. CT, October 4—Sputnik Day!

    Mission Objective: Onward and Upward Fundraising Telethon to raise $150,000 for the Cosmosphere

    Space Legends participating include:

    • Fred Haise, NASA astronaut
    • Jim Lovell, NASA astronaut
    • Michael Collins, NASA astronaut
    • Gene Kranz, NASA flight director
    • Gerry Griffin, NASA flight director
    • Charlie Duke, NASA astronaut and Moonwalker
    • Dr. Harrison Schmitt, NASA astronaut and Moonwalker
    • Dr. Steven Hawley, NASA astronaut from Kansas 
    • Cosmosphere Camp Alumni working in space industry

    Enjoy appearances by space legends and get a sneak peek at incredible items available in our Onward and Upward Virtual Auction, which will follow the Telethon and run until October 18.

    Stay tuned for details! And thanks for loving the Cosmosphere!

    Virtual Telethon will be available here and on YouTube, link coming soon. 

    Plus, don't miss the Virtual Auction that begins immediately following the Virtual Telethon on Sunday, October 4. Virtual Auction is available here

    Thank you to these Cosmosphere Corporate Partners:
    Airshare, Evergy, The Clayworks of Disability Supports, Dillons, KU School of Engineering and RCB Bank

  • Onward & Upward: A Virtual Auction

    Date: Sunday, October 04, 2020
    Location:https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/Cosmosphere-13948

    Join us, as we move onward and upward!

    Two great events will unfold as we celebrate the history of space exploration and the lessons it teaches, which are especially relevant today.

    Launch: 5 p.m. CT (approximate), October 4—Sputnik Day!

    Mission Concludes: 5 p.m. CT, October 18

    Mission Objective: Onward and Upward Virtual Auction to raise $50,000 for the Cosmosphere

    Bid on three blocks of incredible auction items from one-of-a-kind pieces of art and jewelry to autographed space collectibles, from October 4 to October 18.

    That’s right! Two whole weeks of opportunities to bid on experiences, space memorabilia, and more, all of which will support the Cosmosphere.

    Stay tuned for details! And thanks for loving the Cosmosphere!

    Virtual Auction is available here

    Plus, don't miss the Virtual Telethon, Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 pm CT here.

    Thank you to these Cosmosphere Corporate Partners: Airshare, Evergy, The Clayworks of Disability Supports, Dillons, KU School of Engineering and RCB Bank

  • Virtual Coffee at the Cosmo: Celebrating the SR-71

    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:www.cosmomeeting.org

    Join us on Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 am CT, for this virtual presentation! Join us live on our Facebook page on the day of the event or on Zoom at cosmomeeting.org.

    Grab your mug of Joe, sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy this free presentation on "Celebrating the SR-71," with SR-71 pilot, Buz Carpenter. 

    Hear first-hand stories from the pilot of the SR-71 displayed in the Cosmosphere Lobby

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

    Thank you to our corporate partners:
    Airshare, Evergy, The Clayworks of Disability Supports, Dillons, KU School of Engineering and RCB Bank

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