Star Days

When: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Saturday Star Days Activities, Feb. 8, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Cool Science® hands-on demonstrations, ongoing
  • Create-a-telescope activity -- and other science crafts, while supplies last
  • Science On a Sphere® short film, Water Falls, all day

On Saturday, Feb. 8, join a celebration at the Discovery Center commemorating the February birthdays of noted astronomers Galileo Galilei and Nicolaus Copernicus. The Discovery Center will celebrate with a create-a-telescope activity, while supplies last, and a full day of Cool Science® demonstrations.

See Water Falls at the Discovery Center during regular Discovery Center hours, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. This 9-minute film, created by the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) specifically for Science On a Sphere, details the GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission, which will monitor and measure precipitation around the globe.

The film introduces viewers to the water cycle, and shows how water in the atmosphere regulates climate, the global and local consequences of too much or too little rain, water's effect on society from food production to urban sustainability and the role of water in storms and hurricanes.

Learn more about the Discovery Center by visiting www.spacefoundation.org/museum.

Read about the Water Falls film at http://pmm.nasa.gov/waterfalls/science/trmm-gpm-missions.