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07/11/2014
Saturday, July 12, at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs features a special astronomy-themed SphereCast with 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i on the Discovery Center’s Science On a Sphere® at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.The following activities are available on July 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or at the times shown below: Free surprise for the first 100 paid children...
07/11/2014
On July 11, the Space Foundation held a briefing in Washington, D.C., for Congressional staffers about recently declassified National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) programs which resulted in technologies and techniques being developed that were able to be applied and utilized in America's civilian space efforts.Main presenters were:Robert A. McDonald, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Study of...
07/08/2014
Try your hand at maneuvering underwater robots, build a Mars habitat and see robotic demonstrations at the Discovery Center's "Mars, Rovers & Robots."Saturday’s activities on July 12 will also feature a special astronomy-themed SphereCast with 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i on the Discovery Center’s Science On a Sphere® at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.Most of the activities for the first week below...
06/25/2014
Dr. Devin J. Della-Rose, director of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Astronomical Research Group and Observatory, will discuss his work and research regarding exoplanet discoveries during a presentation at the Space Foundation's Summer of Discovery "Astronomy" program at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 27, at the Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs.According to Della-Rose, the search...
06/23/2014
Space Across the Curriculum began June 23 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, with 21 teachers from five states participating in this week's course, "Astronomy Principles for the Classroom: Kinesthetic Astronomy."This intensive week-long graduate-level course is for PreK-12 educators, and provides space-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...
06/20/2014
As an added attraction to the conclusion of its "Oceans" theme, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is offering Oceans-related SphereCasts with the Aquarium Of The Pacific (AOP) at the following times:Friday, June 20, presentations at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.Saturday, June 21, presentations at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.The public is invited to come and watch the presentations and ask questions of the...
06/18/2014
"Oceans" is the current Summer of Discovery theme at the Space Foundation's Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, examining the similarities between space and deep sea exploration.The Discovery Center is located off of Garden of the Gods Road at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, and is the region's first and only space, science and technology attraction."Oceans" continues through June 21, and features the...
06/17/2014
The Space Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with World Space Week Association (WSWA) for continued collaboration between the two organizations.The signing took place in Vienna on June 17, with Remco Timmermans, Executive Director, World Space Week Association, and Steve Eisenhart, Space Foundation Senior Vice President Strategic & International Affairs, representing...
06/16/2014
On June 16, the Space Foundation hosted a visit by John P. Healey, best known for his role as spacecraft manager in the redesign of the command modules for the Apollo program after the launch pad fire that killed command pilot Virgil "Gus" Grissom, senior pilot Ed White and pilot Roger Chaffee on Jan. 27, 1967.At 92 years old, Healey is eager to share stories about the history he witnessed during...
06/16/2014
Steve Eisenhart, Space Foundation Senior Vice President-Strategic and International Affairs, is participating in the 57th Meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) as a private sector advisor to the United States delegation. The meeting is being conducted at UN City Vienna, June 11-20, with reports from the Scientific and Technical Sub-committee and...

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