Space Foundation Press Releases
Come to "I Love Space" at the Discovery Center Feb. 7
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2015) — On Saturday, Feb. 7, the Discovery Center’s Star Days theme will be “I Love Space,” with hands-on activities for all ages, exploring the things we love about space – chemistry, Newton’s laws of motion, phases of the Moon, plus a thermal camera demo.
The following activities are included in the price of Discovery Center admission on Feb. 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.:
- “Out of this World” alien craft
- “Over the Moon” phases of the Moon craft
- “Are you hot or not?” thermal camera demo
- “Who is your sunshine?” learn about phases of the Sun
- “Do you have chemistry?” periodic table of elements activity
- “Gravity attracts” Newton’s laws of motion activity
- Science On a Sphere® presentations
- Interactive exhibits
New Exhibit – International Space Station Tracker
See our newest exhibit, that tracks the movement of the International Space Station (ISS), allowing visitors to see where the ISS has been and where it is headed. First launched in October 2000, the ISS is the result of collaboration between the United States, Russia, Canada, Japan and members of the European Space Agency (ESA). The ISS orbits Earth every 92 minutes and provides an environment where astronauts can test spaceship systems, experiment with microgravity and prepare us for our next steps in space exploration. The ISS Tracker exhibit provides real-time information on the current position of the ISS, and can display live video feeds from onboard.
About the Space Foundation Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs, just off of Garden of the Gods Road, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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 rates 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.
The Discovery Center is closed during holiday breaks and extreme weather. For more information, visit www.spacefoundation.org/museum, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space. The Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all which support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has field offices in Houston and Washington, D.C., the latter from which it conducts government affairs. The Foundation publishes the annual The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and, through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.
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