Space Foundation Discovery Center Kicks Off Family Star Party September 9

Space Foundation Discovery Center Kicks Off Family Star Party September 9

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — September 7, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that its Space Foundation Discovery Center will kick off the first Family Star Party of the school year on Saturday, September 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The party will provide a fun, and safe outdoor learning environment for families to explore stars, nebulae, and galaxies through a variety of telescopes.

Event: Family Star Party: Astronomy Basics

Date: September 9, 2022

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Venue: Space Foundation Discovery Center, Colorado Springs

Admission: No fee for outdoor telescope viewing; half-priced admission for Discovery Center indoor activities


  • Look through multiple telescopes and learn about the objects in our night sky from Colorado Springs Astronomical Society astronomy outreach guides and Discovery Center educators
  • Possible views of Saturn and the Harvest Full Moon
  • Interact with the Mobile Earth + Space Observatory’s scientific demos and exhibits
  • Engage with self-guided activities and Science On a Sphere® presentations in the Discovery Center


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, including the Mars Robotics Lab, the Education Activities Center, and the AGI Space Missions Simulation Lab. For more information, please visit

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, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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Media Contacts:

Zakary Watson
Sr. Manager, Media & Public Affairs
Space Foundation
(719) 362-8152
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