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Last Chance to See “Great Balls of Fire” Exhibit at Space Foundation Discovery Center

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 11, 2015) — Just a few weeks remain to see “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors” at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. This national traveling exhibit will be heading off to its next destination in mid-September. The exhibit, which is on loan from the Space Science Institute in Boulder, details the origins and study of asteroids, comets and meteors and examines potential threats to our planet.

This interactive and educational exhibit challenges guests to create a functional solar system, divert possible threats to the planet and test their knowledge on these great balls of fire. The last day to see the exhibit at the Discovery Center will be Saturday, Sept. 12.

The next traveling exhibit comes to the Discovery Center through its new partnership with Pikes Peak Children’s Museum. “Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog” will open to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. The exhibit is appropriate for families and groups with young children, and will remain at the Discovery Center through Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.

As school gets back in session, the Discovery Center will have a slight change in hours for the general public. The new hours, beginning Aug. 17, are as follows:

Sunday – Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Space Foundation Discovery Center and World Headquarters will also have an early closure on Wednesday, Aug. 19, closing at 3:00 p.m.

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. For admission fees and other information, visit, 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, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., 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 a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.