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Summer of Discovery Will Conclude with “A Taste of Space Technology”

07/31/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 31, 2014) — The final two weeks of Summer of Discovery at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is dedicated to space technology and how it improves our lives. Learn the connection between space and beer. Find out how farmers use satellites to plant crops. See examples of certified space technologies, developed for use in space, but adapted for our needs here on Earth.

Plan now for the grand finale of Summer of Discovery, a beer tasting event, "Rocket in My Beer," to be held at the Discovery Center Saturday, Aug. 16, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Buy a wristband for $19 in advance, or $24 at the door, and spend a relaxing afternoon sampling the area's finest brews including: Bristol Brewery Company, Fieldhouse Brewing Company, Fossil Brewing Company, Great Storm Brewing, Green Man Taproom & Beer Garden, Nano 108 Brewing Company, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, Pikes Peak Brewing Co., Red Leg Brewing Company and Smiling Toad Brewery. The event is sponsored by Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado and All Colorado Beer Festival.

The Space Foundation 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.

The Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening events. The Discovery Center is closed on Sunday and Monday and on holidays.

Weekdays there are interactive exhibits, space-themed crafts, learning activities for all ages and presentations in our Science On a Sphere®. Friday, Aug. 8, will feature science demonstrations by Cool Science ® from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Every day during Summer of Discovery, you can use technology to create a photo of yourself, pictured in a Space Shuttle or ISS Suit.

Saturday at the Discovery Center

Our friends from Serenity Forge, a video game developer based in Boulder, Colo., will be here all day on two Saturdays, Aug. 9 and 16, showing off their latest video game, “Luna's Wandering Stars” in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory, included in the price of Discovery Center admission.

“Luna's Wandering Stars” is an action-puzzle game that simulates real orbital physics. Play the game and see what happens to the physics of planets and moons when you interact with black holes, wormholes, changing velocity and even moving entire planets.

Aug. 9 activities will conclude with a concert byColorado Springs Conservatory at 4:00 p.m., followed by a showing of a new video produced by KCME-FM classical music. Entitled “What Lies Beyond,” the 9-minute video will be introduced by KCME radio host Michael Campion. 

Please see our website for further details at www.spacefoundation.org/events/summer-discovery. Activities are subject to change.

Thank you to our Summer of Discovery sponsors: ATK; Allegra; BKD, LLP; Ent Federal Credit Union; Mido; OneTouchPoint -- Mountain States; SpaceUnited; TCF Bank; Wells Fargo and Wendy’s.

Discovery Center Fees

Discovery Center daily admission fees are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors (age 65+), $7.50 for college students with I.D., $4.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free. Military fees are $5.00 for adults with I.D., and $4.00 for military children ages 4-17 with I.D. Military includes active duty, guard, reserve or retiree with I.D.

For information, call 719.576.8000 or visit 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 CertificationTM 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 Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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