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10/17/2012
The Space Foundation Discovery Institute, located on the campus of the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., hosted its third annual Festival of Science on Oct. 16.The event was held in conjunction with the Swigert Academy’s monthly family curriculum night and featured hands-on science exhibits and demonstrations from a variety of community organizations. Elementary and...
10/15/2012
Children at the Cool Science Carnival Day on Oct. 13 had the opportunity to have fun and experience science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) hands-on. The event was free to the public and held on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The Space Foundation activity booth offered three hands-on activities for kids to choose from:Big Dipper Star Clock - children...
10/09/2012
The Space Foundation Visitors Center welcomed its first guests today when it officially opened to the public. Julie Batura and sons Riley, 7, Will, 2 and Alex, 7 months, of Colorado Springs, Colo., viewed the artifacts and the Science On a Sphere® in the Northrop Grumman Science Center as part of a morning homeschooling outing.The Visitors Center comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center...
10/08/2012
Holders of the Colorado Springs Together Discount Card can get free admission to the brand new Space Foundation Visitors Center for a full year.The card provides discounts on food, lodging, entertainment, goods and services to families affected by this summer's Waldo Canyon fire. More details on the card are available here.Anyone using the card for the Space Foundation Visitors Center, which...
09/28/2012
This week, more students participated in sessions at the Space Foundation's Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®, testing our new Wonders of the Universe courses for PreK-12th grade students. In all, approximately 350 students from 11 Colorado schools are participating in "soft opening" sessions of the standards-based courses that use our...
09/19/2012
Today, the new Space Foundation Northrop Grumman Science Center welcomed its first students. Approximately 50 fourth graders from Talbott Elementary School in Widefield District 3, Colo., and 50 fifth graders from Discovery Canyon Campus Academy in Colorado Springs District 20 stepped through the doors of the new facility, which features Science On a Sphere® (SOS), to participate in a "soft...
09/15/2012
A crowd of almost 600 celebrated Air Force Space Command's birthday Friday night at The Space Foundation Presents a 30th Anniversary Salute to Air Force Space Command at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.The event included a reception, dinner, awards presentations and remarks by former Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) Commander Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, Ret., who was introduced by...
09/14/2012
Come see the Space Foundation at the What If... Festival of Innovation & Imagination, to be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at the Plaza of the Rockies, in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo.What If... will fill more than six square blocks of downtown Colorado Springs with activities demonstrating and encouraging innovation, imagination and creativity for all ages.The Space...
09/12/2012
The Space Foundation is supporting the future of space with programs at the 13th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference this week in Maui, Hawai'i. Involvement includes presentation of a space technology panel on the main agenda, education programs for teachers and students, a reception for young space professionals and co-sponsorship of a special space...
09/07/2012
The Space Foundation is participating in several special events open to the community in Alamosa, Colo., on Sept. 6-7 in conjunction with Adams State University (ASU)'s Zacheis Planetarium Grand Re-Opening Celebration.The activities, supported by a $3.6 million grant to ASU from the U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM (science, technology, engineering and...

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