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Discovery Center Offers “Astronomy” Star Gazing on Thursday, July 3

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 26, 2014) — During its Summer of Discovery the Space Foundation Discovery Center is presenting two weeks of activities and special events that focus on the theme of “Astronomy,” culminating with star gazing with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society, starting at 8:00 p.m. on July 3. The star gazing and most other “Astronomy” activities at the Discovery Center are included in the price of admission.

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.

July 1 – 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Free Make-Your-Own-Solar-System Sticker set for the first 25 paid children admitted Tuesday through Thursday (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
  • “Astronaut Me Photos” (pictured, $3 extra fee)
  • Science On a Sphere® Presentations
  • Astronomy Apps Presentations (iPhone and Android)
  • Mars Robotics Laboratory Presentations – 1:00 p.m./3:00 p.m.
  • Minecraft Games in AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory – 11:00 a.m./2:00 p.m. ($4 extra fee)
  • Bounce House
  • Astronomy-themed Crafts
    • Make-Your-Own Telescope
    • Astronomy Coloring Pages
    • Constellation Station – make your own necklace, bracelet or keychain ($3 extra fee)
    • Craft Table – Star Chart or Astronaut Window

July 2

  • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Florissant Fossil Beds Presentations “Preserving Darkness”
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Solar Gazing with Colorado Springs Astronomical Society
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Cool Science® Interactive Demonstrations

July 3

  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Bite Me Gourmet Sausages Food Truck
  • 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Bite Me Gourmet Sausages Food Truck
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Florissant Fossil Beds Presentations “Globe at Night
  • 8:00 p.m. – Star Gazing with Colorado Springs Astronomical Society

Please see our website for further details at Activities are subject to change.

Thank you to our “Astronomy” sponsor Ent Federal Credit Union.

Other Summer of Discovery themes include:

  • Mars, Rovers & Robots, July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19
  • Rocketry, July 22 – 26, July 29 – Aug. 2
  • A Taste of Space Technology, Aug. 5 – 9, Aug. 12 – 16

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
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, and will be closed July 4 and 5.

Effective July 1, Discovery Center daily admission fees will be $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 about group visits, and holiday and weather closures, call 719.576.8000. For general information about the Discovery Center, visit

Discovery Passport
Unlimited admission to the Discovery Center is now available with a Discovery Passport. Family, Individual and Student Passports may be purchased online and are good for 12 months from the date of purchase. Passports may be used for admission to Summer of Discovery (but not for extra-fee activities). Member benefits include a 10 percent discount on Discovery Center Store merchandise and members-only sneak previews of new exhibits. Learn more by visiting

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, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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