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  • FIVE QUESTIONS FOR A REAL SPY PLANE PILOT

    FIVE QUESTIONS FOR A REAL SPY PLANE PILOT

    December 9, 2015

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  • COSMOSPHERE REVEALS NEW LOGO, TAGLINE AT CHAMBER LUNCHEON

    COSMOSPHERE REVEALS NEW LOGO, TAGLINE AT CHAMBER LUNCHEON

    July 15, 2015

    In a major step in transitioning from a world-class space museum with educational programs to an international center for applied education housing a world-class museum, the Cosmosphere unveiled its new logo and word mark today at the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The logo was approved by the Cosmosphere’s Governing Board June 15, 2015, after receiving overwhelmingly positive responses from two focus groups.

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  • COSMOSPHERE CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

    COSMOSPHERE CELEBRATES 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 13 AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

    July 2, 2015

    The Cosmosphere will be welcoming Apollo 13 astronauts James Lovell (Commander), Fred Haise (Lunar Module Pilot), and Mission Control support Jerry Bostick (Flight Dynamics Officer, Maroon Team), Gerry Griffin (Flight Director, Gold Team), Hal Loden (CONTROL, Black Team), Jack Lousma (CAPCOM, White Team), Glynn Lunney (Flight Director, Black Team), and Milt Windler (Flight Director, Maroon Team).

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  • COSMOSPHERE PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY: JOURNEY TO SPACE

    COSMOSPHERE PREMIERES NEW DOCUMENTARY: JOURNEY TO SPACE

    February 4, 2015

    February 13, 2015, a fascinating new documentary joins the Cosmosphere’s lineup. Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts, Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, the film calls attention to the reality that the space program did not die with the end of the Shuttle Program in 2011 and captures the spirit of human exploration.

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  • SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT DR. STEVEN HAWLEY TO SPEAK AT COSMOSPHERE’S MONTHLY CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES

    July 17, 2014

    July 17, 2014, at 9 a.m., the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center’s monthly Coffee at the Cosmo lecture series welcomes NASA shuttle astronaut Steven Hawley, Ph.D., as a distinguished guest speaker. Presented every third Thursday morning, Coffee at the Cosmo provides lifelong learners of all ages with insightful continuing educational programming from the Cosmosphere’s Education staff, Collections department, and outside experts.

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  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Mysteries and Marvels of Black Holes
    January 20
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  • OPEN 9 AM–3 PM CHRISTMAS EVE

    Date: Friday, December 24, 2021 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    We will be open from 9 am–3 pm on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24. We will be closed on Christmas Day. 

  • Closed Christmas Day

    Date: Saturday, December 25, 2021 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Location:Cosmosphere

    We will be closed Saturday, December 25 for Christmas. We will be open normal business hours tomorrow.
     

  • Coffee at the Cosmo: The Mysteries and Marvels of Black Holes

    Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location:Banquet Room

    Welcome back to in-person Coffee at the Cosmo at the Cosmosphere!

    This informative community gathering over coffee features guest speakers offering insight into STEM and space topics. Coffee at the Cosmo is offered quarterly and is free of charge. It can also be enjoyed via Facebook Live from anywhere!

    January’s Coffee at the Cosmo will feature a presentation on "The Mysteries and Marvels of Black Holes." Participants will hear from experts with the James Webb Space Telescope mission about recent research on black holes and questions scientists hope the James Webb Space Telescope mission can help answer.

    Learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope here. 

    *Coffee topics are subject to change.

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