Tag: space

June 5, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Blast off on a journey of discovery and make room for a space station that orbits Mars. Young astronauts will be challenged to use teamwork, critical thinking and creativity to solve problems and design the future of space travel. Registration required.

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March 9, 2019 - 11:00 am to March 30, 2019 - 5:00 pm

The Ant Space is an ant habitat and mesmerizing art installation by Jacob Lemanski on display at Anythink York Street March 9-30. Watch as live ants dig in their space, creating tunnels lit by colorful LED lights. Their digging keeps the scene in perpetual motion, changing at the pace of nature. 

Adult, Family
April 18, 2017 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Scientists recently discovered seven Earth-like planets orbiting a nearby star. What makes them similar to our home sphere? Find out through fun activities and crafts. Appropriate for adults and kids ages 8 and up. Space is limited; registration is recommended. 

Children, Family, Tween

Some of the highest grossing films in history have involved space in some capacity. However, I have never been a fan of space movies. I don't know what it is about space movies, but I've never found them enticing. Recently, I didn't have many movies rented and 400 Days had been sitting on my shelf for awhile. Begrudgingly, I popped it into the DVD player. It started out relatively how I had anticipated, but very quickly I realized that perhaps I was not watching a space movie after all...or was I?

Depending on your age, the Apollo Program either belongs to history or memory. It’s been 47 years since the first human beings walked on the moon, and time, with its abiding patience, has eroded the impact of this monumental achievement. But great films act like wormholes through the fabric of time. Films collapse the distance between past and present and liberate history from the history books. The Apollo Program has been the subject of dozens of films, but two in particular stand above the rest.

March 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Put yourself in an astronaut’s boots and discover how to do everyday things in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station. Recommended for kids ages 8 and up and their parents. Space is limited; registration is required for each participant.

Children, Family

A stargazer is also a time traveler, and telescopes allow us to venture to the most distant and ancient reaches of the universe. Even hurtling through space at 186,000 miles per second, it takes light from the next closest star over four years to reach Earth. And compared with the grand scale of the cosmos, four years is nothing. Most of the celestial objects we can glimpse in the night sky are hundreds or thousands of light-years away. So, in a very real sense, peering through the eyepiece of a telescope is a journey through space and time.

If you could travel to space, would you?

Many people, including myself, have dreamed about becoming an astronaut and visiting outer space. This past Monday, Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, brought that dream one step closer to reality. VG's SpaceShipTwo successfully completed its first full-powered test flight and has entered the final phase of development before it begins offering sub-orbital commercial space flight to those who are able to pay the hefty fare (ticket prices starting at $200,000).