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  • RCB Bank to Provide Ten Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

    RCB Bank to Provide Ten Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

    January 9, 2019

    HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Jan. 9, 2019 – RCB Bank is partnering with the Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum in Hutchinson, KS, to send ten students in sixth through eighth grade to Cosmosphere Camp this summer.  Five students from Kansas and five students from Oklahoma will be awarded a camp scholarship from RCB Bank and will be eligible to choose to attend either Cosmosphere Aerospace Camp 101 or 201. 

    To be eligible for consideration, participants must register and compete in a space agriculture contest, where they will attempt to grow the most food within a one-cubic meter garden, mimicking experiments currently taking place on the International Space Station.  The contest begins on Feb. 1, 2019, and concludes on April 30, 2019.  For a full set of contest rules and frequently asked questions, please go here.  Students wishing to participate must register by emailing

    “The opportunity for students to experience true astronaut training at a young age is something they will never forget and may be the career defining moment in their lives,” said Roger Mosier, president and CEO of RCB Bank. “We are pleased to be able to offer such an opportunity for both Kansas and Oklahoma students.”

    Winners will choose to attend either Cosmosphere Camp 101 or 201, where they will train like real astronauts in Cosmosphere simulators like the 4-G centrifuge, multi-axis trainer and stress simulator. Students will engage with rocket engineering history through artifacts found only at the Cosmosphere and build rockets including a model V2.  Finally, contest winners will fly missions in the Falcon lll spacecraft simulator and even train for microgravity environments with a SCUBA experience.

    For more information on Cosmosphere Camps:

    Phone: 800.397.0330 ext. 323 or 620.665.9323 

    About RCB Bank 

    RCB Bank is a community bank with locations across Kansas and Oklahoma. Founded in 1936, RCB Bank is committed to serving its communities with conservative banking practices and progressive banking products. Learn more at or give us a call at 855.BANK.RCB. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #798151. 

    About The Cosmosphere 

    The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection of U.S. space artifacts is second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and it showcases 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 the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere’s Carey Digital Dome Theater offers documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends. The state of the art digital 4K projection theater coupled with digital surround sound audio provides an immersive environment that wraps the viewer in a theater-going experience they won’t find anywhere else. Visit the Cosmosphere online at 

Upcoming Events

  • “To the Moon and Back” Musical Performance
    March 28
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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Drones and the Environment
    April 18
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  • Space Out Saturday: Robots!
    April 20
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  • “To the Moon and Back” Musical Performance

    Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    Join us Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 am as we welcome more than 150 band, orchestra and choral middle school students from Manhattan-Ogden public schools as they present a multi-disciplinary performance in the Cosmosphere lobby. Titled “To the Moon and Back”, this performance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. 

    Free and open to the public, this truly collaborative effort crosses disciplines including the performing arts, language arts, dramatic arts, technology, science, math, social studies, physical education and the gifted program.

  • Early Closing of the Lobby at 5 pm

    Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 5:00 PM – 11:59 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere Lobby

    The Cosmosphere's main entrance, naviGATOR simulator and lobby will be closing early to the General Public on Friday, March 29 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 7:00 pm.

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

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: Drones and the Environment

    Date: Thursday, April 18, 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 for topics.

    Enjoy this free presentation: "Drones and the Environment," with Cosmosphere Space Science Educator, and Certified Remote Pilot, Chuck McClary. How do drones help us analyze the environment around us? In honor of Earth Day, learn about the useful information these devices help gather about our world and better understand some of the innovative ways drones are helping improve our daily lives.

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

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