COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 26, 2016) – With the changing of the leaves and children returning to school, new family-friendly programs are starting at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.
Beginning this month, the Discovery Center is bringing families together for a new free evening event, the Family Star Party. Inspiring the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts with a fun, learning environment, the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 28. All outdoor activities are free, and include the following:
- Learn about constellations and the legendary stories behind them
- View planets, constellations, nebulas and other deep sky objects through a variety of telescopes
- View and experience a Do-It-Yourself planetarium on our lawn
- Learn how telescopes work and the many different types of telescopes available
Indoor activities will be available, as well, with discounted Discovery Center admission, and include special Science On a Sphere® presentations displaying the night sky that evening.
The week will end with a kick off to World Space Week, with Star Days on Sat., Oct. 1. Star Days admission includes a new display about remote sensing and how technology in space is helping us better understand our planet. “Star Days,” sponsored in part by Raytheon and Uwingu, are held one Saturday each month at the Discovery Center with a special space theme and extra activities appropriate for all ages. No advance registration is needed for these programs.
About the Discovery Center
Located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology attraction.
Military discounts are available. For hours, pricing and other information, visit hwww.discoverspace.org, 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 Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It 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 both of our websites – www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org – and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.