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  • NASA Engineer to Speak At Cosmosphere

    NASA Engineer to Speak At Cosmosphere

    August 28, 2018

    NASA Engineer, Michael Staab, will attempt to answer some of life’s most difficult questions during a free public presentation of our monthly series, Coffee at the Cosmo, on Thursday, September 6, at 9:00 a.m. upstairs in the Cosmosphere’s Discovery Room. Staab, former Cosmosphere camp alumnus who currently works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will highlight NASA’s efforts to answer some of the most fundamental space science questions.

    “Since the launch of Sputnik over 60 years ago, humanity has sent spacecraft to visit every planet in the Solar System, the asteroid belt, comets, Kuiper-Belt Objects, and even interplanetary space,” said Staab.

    During his presentation, Staab will discuss the types of missions NASA has completed and explore some of the most fundamental of questions posed to science: how did the Solar System form? Why is our Solar System so unique? And, perhaps most importantly, does life exist outside of Earth?

    Join us on this interplanetary journey to understand the unique machines which have explored the incredible worlds beyond our own. This event is free and coffee and pastries will be provided.

    For more information, please contact the Cosmosphere’s Box Office at 620.662.2305.

Upcoming Events

  • 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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  • Museum Store Sunday
    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

    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.)

    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.

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

    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.)



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

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

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