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  • FORMER GOOGLE VP OF ENGINEERING TO SPEAK AT COSMOSPHERE

    FORMER GOOGLE VP OF ENGINEERING TO SPEAK AT COSMOSPHERE

    August 13, 2018

    HUTCHINSON, Kan.—At 5 p.m. Sunday, August 26, in the Cosmosphere’s Grand Lobby, the public is invited to a free lecture by former Google VP of Engineering, Brian McClendon of Kansas. 

    From leading the computer graphics team that developed special effects for the mega-hit Jurassic Park, to leading the teams that developed Google Maps, Street View and more, to the design of better mapping and driver/riding matching for ride share and driverless vehicles, McClendon’s career has been a tribute to Kansas STEM education.

    This TED-style talk that will inspire and motivate future engineers, software designers and developers—or anyone who needs to remember what is possible!

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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Buran: The Folly of Baikonur
    November 15
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  • Space Out Saturday: Laika: the First Dog in Space
    November 17
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    November 25
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Buran: The Folly of Baikonur

    Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Banquet Room

    Celebrating the tenth year of our Coffee at the Cosmo series!

    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: "Buran: The Folly of Baikonur," by Cosmosphere curator, Shannon Whetzel. 

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

  • Space Out Saturday: Laika: the First Dog in Space

    Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    THIS MONTHS SUBJECT: Laika, the First Dog in Space! Laika was the first dog to orbit the Earth on Nov 3rd, 1957. Learn about the animals that went into space before humans. Make your own rocket to send animals into space.

    Family day at the Cosmosphere with free programming for kids – from little tikes to middle school. Join us every third Saturday for our FREE kid-friendly, fun and educational Space Out Saturday! Plus: Don't miss our guided tours at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.* (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    INNOVATOR'S WORKSHOP (LOBBY)
    10:00 am and 12:00 pm
    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Unique, fun, and educational experiences! Explore science, technology, engineering, and math with exciting hands-on demonstrations and activities.

    STORYTIME (LOBBY)
    11:00 am
    Open to all ages
    Sing, dance, read and have a blast!

    SPACE TREK* (LOBBY)
    1:00 pm
    Open to all, recommended for ages 5-12
    Adventures await! Take a special tour designed to inspire and engage our future astronauts and engineers. (*Hall of Space admission required. Reno County residents are FREE.)

    SPACE OUT SATURDAYS ARE OFFERED EVERY 3RD SATURDAY AT THE COSMOSPHERE, AND ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

  • CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

    Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. We will be open normal business hours on Friday.

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