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Come to the Discovery Center Feb. 8 for Star Days!

02/07/2014

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.

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

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

See the NASA-produced short film Water Falls at the Discovery Center, 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.

Developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Science On a Sphere is a unique projection system that uses special software, satellite imagery and four projectors to render images onto the global surface that provide dramatic, full-motion views of the Earth, Sun, Moon and planets in space.

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road.

The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. the last Thursday of every month. Special Star Days activites take place on the last Thursday evening and first Saturday of each month.

Discovery Center daily admission fees are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free.

Learn more about the Discovery Center by visiting www.spacefoundation.org/museum, or call 719.576.8000.

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