March is Space Month at Anythink
"The sky calls to us." – Carl Sagan
Throughout the month of March, join Anythink for a variety of space-related programs, experiences and special events. Space Month is a district-wide celebration of all things space science and an opportunity for people of all ages to expand their knowledge of the universe. With special guests from NASA, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, University of Denver's Chamberlin Observatory and the Astronomy Club of Front Range Community College, join us in exploring everything from rocketry to microgravity with the help of professional astronomers and other experts.
An Evening with NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren
Join Anythink for a special evening with NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren on Wednesday, March 23, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Anythink York Street. Dr. Lindgren has logged 141 days in space, including more than 15 hours of spacewalking – activities performed outside of the spacecraft. During this time, he’s conducted a variety of scientific experiments, including the “Veggie” lettuce experiment, where U.S. astronauts ate crops grown in orbit for the very first time. Click here for full details on Dr. Lindgren's visit.
Space Month Programs
Click here for a full list of Space Month programs and special events at Anythink. We'll be updating this list with new events as they come in, so be sure to check back. Some highlighted events are listed below.
Shift your gaze to the sky
Thanks to the Astronomy Club of Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colo., Anythink customers are now able to check out an Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch reflecting telescope. The telescope is now available at Anythink Wright Farms. The telescope isn't eligible for holds, so please call Anythink Wright Farms at 303-405-3200 to check on availability. New to stargazing? Click here for books, videos and other resources to help you get started.
"Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey"
Anythink Huron Street hosted "Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey", an interactive exhibition produced by the Space Science Institute. Though the exhibition recently came down on March 14, we hope everyone was able to have the opportunity to experience this exploration of the cosmos. You can learn more about the Space Science Instutitute at spacescience.org.
Explore local connections
Did you know that Colorado employs more private aerospace workers per capita than any other state? Learn more about Colorado's space industry and read our interview with Colorado astronaut Steve Swanson.