Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will Answer Your Questions at Summer of Discovery “Astronomy” Google Hangouts Chat
If you’ve ever wished you could ask a question of astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson about the mysteries of our universe, the Space Foundation is providing that opportunity. On Wednesday, June 25, at 6:00 p.m., come to the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs for a Google Hangouts live video call with Dr. Tyson. The event is part of the Space Foundation’s astronomy-themed activities during its Summer of Discovery.
Tyson is host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and is also the Frederick P. Rose Director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He is the best-selling author of books such as Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet. Tyson is the go-to person for newscasters and talk show hosts when a cosmic phenomenon needs explaining.
The fee for Tyson’s Google Hangouts video chat is $3.00 per person, plus admission to the Discovery Center, which is: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65+), $7 for college students with I.D., $3 for children ages 4-17. Military fees are $4.50 for adults with I.D., and $1.50 for children ages 4-17. Children age three years and younger are admitted free.
Astronomy-themed daily activities at the Discovery Center June 24 – 28 include:
- FREE Make-Your-Own-Solar-System Sticker set for the first 25 paid children admitted each Tuesday through Friday and first 100 paid children admitted on Saturday (age 4-17 only, includes Discovery Passport holders)
- Science On a Sphere® Presentations Astronomy Apps Presentations (iPhone and Android)
- Bounce House
- Mars Robotics Laboratory Presentations (11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.)
Astronomy-themed crafts include:
- Make-Your-Own Telescope
- Astronomy Coloring Pages
- Constellation Station – make your own necklace, bracelet or keychain ($3 extra fee)
- Craft Table
- Star Chart or Astronaut Window (available Tuesday-Friday)
- Space-themed Door Knob Decor or Make-A-UFO (available Saturday)
Register to win one of these great prizes:
- Tickets for the Rio Grande Railroad Starlight Express
- Gift Certificate for the Name A Star Registry
- Tickets to the Space Foundation’s 3rd Annual Space & Science Fiction Costume Ball
- Drawing to be held Saturday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m., need not be present to win
Activities Wednesday, June 25:
- 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Showing of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox television show)
- 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Google Hangouts video chat with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson ($3 extra fee per person)
Activities Friday, June 27:
- 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 — 7:30 p.m. – Sabrosos Tacos Food Truck
- 6:00 p.m. – Presentation with Dr. Devin J. Della-Rose: “Exoplanet Research & Discoveries from the Last Two Decades”
- 8:00 p.m. – Star Gazing with Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
Activities Saturday, June 28:
- 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Sabrosos Tacos Food Truck
- 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Solar Gazing with Southern Colorado Astronomical Society
- 4:00 p.m. – Prize Drawing (see details above)
Please see our website for further details at www.spacefoundation.org/events/summer-discovery. Activities are subject to change.
Thank you to our “Astronomy” sponsor Ent Federal Credit Union.
Other Summer of Discovery themes include:
- Astronomy, part 2, July 1 – 3 (the Discovery Center will be closed July 4 and 5)
- Mars, Rovers & Robots, July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19
- Rocketry, July 22 – 26, July 29 – Aug. 2
- A Taste of Space Technology, Aug. 5 – 9, Aug. 12 – 16