COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Nov. 16, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will host a Family Star Party on Friday, Nov. 19, 6–8 p.m. The party will provide a family-friendly way to view and learn about the lunar eclipse happening that evening and other multimedia paths to gain a better understanding of the wonders of the universe.
Date: Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, 6–8 p.m. MST
Venue: Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Admission: No fee for outdoor telescope viewing; half-price admission for Discovery Center indoor activities
Outside (weather permitting)
Viewing and learning about the last partial lunar eclipse of 2021
Viewing the near-full Moon through Moon filters
Enjoying the Mobile Earth + Space Observatory (MESO) and its 12″ telescope
Presentations about the Moon in the Science on a Sphere® theater
Driving rovers on another world in the Mars Robotics Laboratory
This event creates a fun learning environment to inspire the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts. MESO is a “science center on wheels,” allowing the public to experience authentic science firsthand and engaging young people with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topics.
About Space Foundation Discovery Center
Space Foundation Discovery Center is an interactive space museum and science center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a hands-on, education-focused destination that advances awareness, access and training in space exploration and space-inspired industries for students, teachers, families and space enthusiasts. Partnerships with government and commercial enterprises support exhibits like the El Pomar Space Gallery; Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science on a Sphere®; and Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, including the Mars Robotics Lab, the Education Activities Center, and the AGI Space Missions Simulation Lab. For more information, please visit www.discoverspace.org.
About Center for Innovation and Education
Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning platform for the global space ecosystem that offers workforce development and economic opportunity for students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals via digital programming or live at Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Through its Workforce Development Roadmap, sponsored programs, and global collaborations, Center for Innovation and Education enhances the outlook and opportunities for new jobs, careers and new business ventures through its Space Commerce Entrepreneurship Programs, New Generation Young Professional Program, Professional Teacher Training, and Space-Inspired Curriculum. To learn more about Center for Innovation and Education, please visit www.spacefoundation.org/cie/, and visit www.discoverspace.org to learn more about Space Foundation Discovery Center.
About Space Foundation
Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to information, education and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem. Driven by a partnership model, Space Foundation operates three divisions that unite the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through corporate membership, sponsorship, fundraising and grants: Symposium 365 is the premier source for media and events, including the world-renowned Space Symposium and The Space Report. Center for Innovation and Education is a lifelong learning platform. Global Alliance facilitates collaboration around the world. Visit Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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