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Discovery Center's summer themes focus on heroes of space travel

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers speaks at the grand opening Jan. 29 of the traveling, interactive MathAlive! exhibit inside the Space Foundation's Discovery Center. Listeners include (background left) Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. The MathAlive! exhibit continued through the end of April; a current traveling exhibit (through Sept. 10) is "Super Kids Save the World" (see story).
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"Heroes of Space" is the title for this year's annual "Summer of Discovery," offered by the Space Foundation.
       Four space-oriented themes, each with related activities, are being offered through Aug. 6 at the nonprofit foundation's Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive (off Garden of the Gods Road).
       Admission is $10 for adults, with discounts for students, seniors and military. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional activities are planned most Saturdays.
       Here are the themes and their time frames:
       - Visionaries, June 11-24.
       - Scientists, June 25-July 15.
       - Engineers, July 16-29.
       - Astronauts, July 30-Aug. 6.
       On a regular basis, the center offers ongoing activities and exhibits, including the Northrop Grumman Science Center, El Pomar Space Gallery and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Education Center.
       A traveling exhibit, titled "Super Kids Save the World," has also been set up at the Discovery Center and will remain through Sept. 10. Based on a British book, "George Saves the World by Lunchtime," the elements of the interactive exhibt "demonstrate that by taking simple steps, families can become eco-friendly superheroes in their own communities," a press release states.
       For more information, call 576-8000 or go to the Discovery Center's web page: spacefoundation.org/museum/summer-discovery.

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(Posted 6/6/16; Community: Space Foundation)

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