Denver Museum of Nature & Science Celebrates Space Science
and Astronomy this Saturday
The whole family will enjoy annual Space Day, scheduled for
Saturday, May 8, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are FREE with
The event features a special presentation by NASA Astronaut,
Bruce McCandless, who helped design and fly the Manned Maneuvering
Unit and was on the mission that placed the Hubble Space Telescope
into orbit. McCandless will take visitors on a virtual tour through
space, from within the Museum's planetarium, and explain what it
feels like to orbit the Earth in a space shuttle.
Additional Activities include:
- Hear the latest news about Mars exploration from Steven Lee, PhD,
curator of planetary science.
- Take a virtual tour of the solar system with the Museum's space
- Check out the stunning technology of the new Science on the
Sphere interactive exhibit in Space Odyssey.
- Enjoy a visit from "Galileo."
- See shows on the Galaxy Stage, including the new show about the
science of Colorado thunderstorms.
- Explore the phases of the moon, what causes the seasons,
spectroscopy, and how to make a sundial.
- Experience an astronaut field report from the "surface of
- Try out solar viewing with special telescopes.
Visitors can also purchase tickets to see Hubble IMAX,
which recounts the amazing journey of the Hubble Space Telescope,
arguably the most important scientific instrument since Galileo's
original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon
landing. Saturday show times are 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
and 7 p.m..
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard (Montview & Colorado Boulevard)
Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Heather Hope, PR Manager: 303-370-8372, [email protected]
About the Denver Museum of Nature &
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain
Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety
of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum
visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado,
Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the
Museum call 303-370-6000. Many of the Museum's educational
programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of
the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural