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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will Answer Your Questions at Summer ofDiscovery “Astronomy” Google Hangouts Chat‏

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



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