Summer of Discovery Week 3: ASTRONOMY June 24 - 28

When: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:00am to Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

WEEK 3: ASTRONOMY

 

Ent Federal Credit Union - Astronomy Theme Sponsor

 

  • FREE Make-Your-Own-Solar-System Sticker set for the first 25 paid children admitted Tuesday - Friday and first 100 paid children admitted on Saturday (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations (every 30 minutes)
  • Astronomy Apps Presentations (iPhone and Android)
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory Presentations - 11:00 a.m./1:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.
  • Bounce House
  • Astronomy-themed Crafts
    • Make-Your-Own Telescope
    • Astronomy Coloring Pages
    • Constellation Station - make your own necklace, bracelet or keychain ($3 additional fee)
    • Craft Table
      • Star Chart or Astronaut Window (available Tuesday-Friday)
      • Space-themed Door Knob Decor or Make-A-UFO (available Saturday)
  • "Astronaut-Me" Photo Booth - get a personalized photo of yourself as a NASA astronaut! ($3 additional fee - sample photo at right)
  • REGISTER TO WIN one of these great prizes!
    • Tickets for the Rio Grande Railroad Starlight Express
    • Gift Certificate for the Name A Star Registry 
    • Tickets to the Space Foundation's 3rd Annual Space & Science Fiction Costume Ball
    • And more!
    • Drawing to be held Saturday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m. - need not be present to win

Wednesday, June 25

  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Cool Science® Interactive Demonstrations
  • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Showing of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox television show)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Google Hangout with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson ($3 additional fee per person)

Friday, June 27

  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Bite Me Gourmet Sausages Food Truck
  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Cool Science® Interactive Demonstrations
  • 6:00 p.m. - Presentation with Dr. Devin J. Della-Rose: Exoplanet Research & Discoveries from the Last Two Decades
  • 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Bite Me Gourmet Sausages Food Truck
  • 8:00 p.m. - Star Gazing with Southern Colorado Astronomical Society

Saturday, June 28

  • FREE Make-Your-Own-Solar-System Sticker set for the first 100 paid children admitted on Saturday (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion
  • Noon - 4:00 p.m. - OohWeeanaya Ice Cream Treats Food Truck
  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Cool Science® Interactive Demonstrations
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Solar Gazing with Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
  • 4:00 p.m. - Prize Drawing (see details above-need not be present to win)

 *Events and activities are subject to change without notice.


Plan to Attend Each Week!

ASTRONOMY: Week 4, July 1-3
MARS, ROVERS & ROBOTS: Week 5, July 8-12 and Week 6, July 15-19
ROCKETRY: Week 7, July 22-26 and Week 8, July 29-August 2
A TASTE OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY: Week 9, August 5-9 and Week 10, August 12-16


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