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Monday, November 22, 2010

Coffee at the Cosmo December 16 - Barbie Loves Buzz: Space Toys

Coffee at the Cosmo on Thursday, December 16, is entitled, “Barbie Loves Buzz: Space Toys.” It is at 9 a.m. at the Cosmosphere and is free and open to the public.

One of Barbie’s careers was as an Astronaut, Snoopy was the first beagle on the moon – arriving months before man got there, and Buzz Lightyear is travelling to infinity and beyond. Since the earliest days of the space program, toys have been a part of the pop-culture representations. You’ll have a chance to look at toys from the last five decades and see how space-themed toys have fueled the imagination.

Coffee at the Cosmo is an ongoing series of free presentations at the Cosmosphere. It’s the third Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. and is always free. Enjoy coffee and pastries, meet new friends, and learn something new.

Upcoming Topics Include:
January 20, 2011 “The Sacrifice of Exploration: Tragedy in Space Flight”
February 17, 2011 “Snoopy Soars with NASA: Exhibit Preview”
March 17, 2011 “Going Green in Space”

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing patrons' knowledge of space exploration. Educating people from around the globe, the Cosmosphere boasts the Hall of Space museum, one of the most significant collections of U.S. and Russian space artifacts in the world; the Justice Planetarium, a dome-shaped classroom where attendees learn about astronomy; Dr. Goddard's Lab, a live demonstration of early rocket technology; the Carey IMAX® Dome Theater, one of the first ones built in the world; and summer astronaut training camps. For more information visit cosmo.org.

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