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Meet the "Stormtroopers" at the Space Foundation Discovery Center on April 5

03/26/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 26, 2014) - Come to the Space Foundation Discovery Center for "Star Days" April 3 and 5 when the theme will be "Space Myths." Join us for an exploration of the misconceptions and mysteries of space on Thursday, April 3, from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday's activities include Cool Science®, and a showing of the feature-length film Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in our Area 51 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Our Saturday "Star Days" will also feature Cool Science®, plus a visit by the always-popular Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Activities are included in the price of Discovery Center admission, and are subject to change.

Thursday "Star Days" Activities, April 3, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Cool Science® interactive demonstrations starting at 5:00 p.m. and ongoing
  • 6:00 p.m. -- Feature film in Area 51 -- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations (on the half hour)
  • Constellations and Where They Got Their Names
  • Tour of the Solar System
  • Build Your Own Bedroom Planetarium Craft
  • Mini Space Myth Exhibits

Saturday "Star Days" Activities, April 5, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Cool Science® interactive demonstrations, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Science On a Sphere® presentations (on the half hour)
  • Constellations and Where They Got Their Names
  • Tour of the Solar System
  • Build Your Own Bedroom Planetarium Craft
  • Mini Space Myth Exhibits
  • 10:00 - Noon -- Mars, Myths and Rovers (Mars Robotics Laboratory)
  • 10:00 - Noon -- Minecraft Space Exploration (AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -- Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion
  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. -- Mars, Myths and Rovers (Mars Robotics Laboratory)
  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. -- Minecraft Space Exploration (AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory)

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 until 8:00 p.m. one Thursday evening monthly.

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.

For information about group visits, and holiday and weather closures, call 719.576.8000. Learn more about the Discovery Center by visiting www.spacefoundation.org/museum.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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