Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces February and March Events

Space Foundation Discovery Center Announces February and March Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Feb.12, 2024 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will host a series of events in the community during February and March. The events will provide an opportunity for the whole family to engage and learn more about the wonders of space in a fun and safe learning environment.

Event: Homeschool Days: Rocketry and Aeronautics
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Venue: 21c Library, Conference Room, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs
Admission: No fee
Activities:
Guided activities: Pitsco rockets and hoop gliders
• Take-home activities: Straw rockets, whirlygigs and cardstock gliders
Details: discoverspace.org/homeschool-day-rocketry-and-aeronautics

Event: Discovery Center Astronomy Club: Welcome to the Club! (for ages 15-18 years)
Date: Friday, Feb. 16
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Venue: Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Admission: No fee
Activities:
• Learn about various topics from astronomy research to telescope mechanics to potential career paths.
• Food and drinks provided.
Details: discoverspace.org/discovery-center-astronomy-club-8

Event: Audience With an Astronaut: What’s It Like To Live in Space? (virtual)
Date: Monday, Feb. 26
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Admission: No fee
Activities:
Students will explore the challenges of long-term space habitation, including medical and mental health issues, with a focus on future solutions needed for extended space travel such as missions to Mars.
Details: discoverspace.org/audience-with-an-astronaut-whats-it-like-to-live-in-space

Event: Small Steps, Giant Leap: Mae Among the Stars
Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Venue: Hillside Community Center, Program B Room, 925 S. Institute, Colorado Springs
Admission: No fee
Activities:
• Hear an interactive storytelling of the book “Mae Among the Stars.”
• Following story time, join us for a space-themed craft for your little one.
Details: discoverspace.org/small-steps-giant-leap-mae-among-the-stars

Event: Homeschool Days: Apollo to Artemis: Back to the Moon
Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Venue: East Library, 5550 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs
Admission: No fee. Pre-registration is required and opens March 1.
Activities:
• Guided activities: Moon lander challenges
• Take-home activities: Create an Apollo lander
Details: discoverspace.org/homeschool-day-apollo-to-artemis-back-to-the-moon

Event: Discovery Center Astronomy Club: Welcome to the Club! (for ages 15-18 years)
Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Venue: Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs
Admission: No fee
Activities:
• Explore new astronomy topics.
• Food and drinks provided.
Details: discoverspace.org/discovery-center-astronomy-club-9

Event: Audience With an Astronaut: Future of Solar Weather (virtual)
Date: Monday, March 19
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Admission: No fee
Activities:
Students will explore space weather, including its formation and impact on Earth, such as Northern Lights and eclipses. We’ll focus on preparing for the upcoming total eclipse in April and discuss STEM careers essential for understanding and mitigating solar weather effects.
Details: discoverspace.org/audience-with-an-astronaut-future-of-solar-weather

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-to-Earth 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. To learn more about Space Foundation Discovery Center, visit https://discoverspace.org/.

About Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, offering information, education and collaboration for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, Space Foundation unites the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through support from corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants. Visit Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation.org, and follow us on FacebookXInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.

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