Star Days - Discovery Center Open till 8:00 p.m.

When: 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: 
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Thursday Star Days Activities, Jan. 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Cool Science® hands-on demonstrations, ongoing 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Create-a-telescope activity - and other science crafts, while supplies last
  • Science On a Sphere theatre presentationWater Falls, 6:45 and 7:20 p.m.
  • Unveiling of the SES-1 satellite model exhibit
  • Meet KRDO Chief Meteorologist Matt Meister

Starting Thursday, Jan. 30, the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs will remain open one evening each month, for a Star Days Thursday leading into a special theme Star Days Saturday. The monthly Star Days will feature extra attractions and activities, included in the price of regular Discovery Center admission.

Discovery Center hours on Jan. 30 will be 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a special new Science On a Sphere® presentation of the NASA short film Water Falls that evening. The evening activities will be held between 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and will include an exploration of satellites and a telescope project, plus the unveiling of a new exhibit -- an SES-1 satellite model.

The Discovery Center will feature the premiere viewing of the NASA short film Water Falls west of the Mississippi River. See Water Falls at the Discovery Center beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 30, and then shown daily, Tuesday - Saturday, during regular Discovery Center hours, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.