Space Foundation Discovery Center Offers Free And Family-Friendly Events

September 27, 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 Wednesday, September 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 Saturday, October 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.

    The Space Foundation Discovery Center is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs.