Celebrating Space Night at the Discovery Center

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by Carah Barbarick, Space Foundation Space Education Specialist

Manitou Springs Elementary School hosted its third annual Space Night at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs in March, bringing more than 350 students and family members to celebrate all things space.  

This year’s Space Night was a culmination of the 3rd grade students space unit. The students worked for months learning about the objects in our solar system and then creating projects to show their learning. Rocket models, planet dioramas, biographies on astronauts, water color auroras and more were proudly displayed throughout the Discovery Center’s El Pomar Space Gallery and the classroom in the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center.

During the evening, families were given the opportunity to “drive rovers on Mars” in our Mars Robotics Laboratory, experience a Science On a Sphere® presentation and explore the space artifacts in the Gallery. 

Learn more about activities for the public at the Space Foundation Discovery Center here.

This article is part of Space Watch: April 2017 (Volume: 16, Issue: 4).

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