Cosmosphere

New podcast: The man who flew the fastest plane ever built

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mercury and Mars vie for attention in early morning skies

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

'Next' Cosmosphere documentary explores future in space

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Drops of Jupiter dominate the western skies this month

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Cosmosphere to open late Wednesday because of water line replacement

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Apollo 11 relic owned by Illinois woman to be auctioned off

Monday, May 22, 2017

Night Sights: As Orion heads to bed and Mars winds down, other planets are ready to party

Sunday, April 30, 2017

SpaceWorks eyes a stellar task: Mission Control restoration project will involve Cosmosphere

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cosmosphere signs management agreement for proposed Overland Park satellite

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Early risers can still catch Venus, but Jupiter will shine all night

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cosmosphere helps bring proposal 'full circle' for couple whose bond includes love for the stars

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

KDOT aviation director makes paper airplanes, presents award during visit to Hutch

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring into school break with events at Cosmosphere

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Musical tribute to shuttle's crew leads to virtual meetup with Challenger Center founder, widow of astronaut

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hundreds of Boy Scouts descend on Cosmosphere, HCC for merit badge event

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Night Sights: Venus takes a bow after a brilliant show, with Mercury and Jupiter rising

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Apollo 11 relic mistakenly sold in Cosmosphere case returned to Illinois woman

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Performance by students will pay tribute to Challenger tragedy

Monday, February 20, 2017

Night Sights: Neighboring Venus rules the sky this month

Sunday, February 5, 2017

9 things from the movie 'Hidden Figures' that ended up in Hutchinson, Kansas

Friday, February 3, 2017

Cosmosphere to have 2-month food drive

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cosmosphere exhibit recalls deadly Apollo accident that jump-started innovations

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cosmosphere to open Apollo 1 exhibit

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cernan left lasting imprint on space travel, friend Max Ary says

Monday, January 16, 2017

Space race abroad: Local trio traveling to Slovakia to oversee traveling artifacts

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Night Sights: Meteor shower reaches its peak this week

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Fort Riley soldiers work to solve Apollo 13 dilemma at Cosmosphere with help from flight director who worked the real thing

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cosmosphere remembers John Glenn as 'hero,' 'icon'

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Night Sights: Nature strings up the holiday lights with shows from Venus, Mars, stars

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ready, set, Joe: Coffee shop inside Cosmosphere has community, HCC students in mind

Monday, November 28, 2016

Updated: Cosmosphere to begin 'beta testing' new Ground Control Coffee Shop

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Don't dawdle: Iconic Viking Mars lander exhibit leaving Cosmosphere soon

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cosmosphere reopens Monday after water main break on Plum

Monday, November 14, 2016

Cosmosphere offers free terrarium building Thursday

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Night Sights: Venus brightens November sky, dressed in the Milky Way

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Updated Dr. Goddard's Lab launches at Cosmosphere

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Former Marine, scientist astronaut discusses eventful space career at Cosmosphere

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cunningham school welcomes visitors from Germany

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Venus and Saturn, a meteor shower and supermoon light up the October sky

Sunday, October 2, 2016

4-H'ers practice for mission to Mars at Cosmosphere

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Area teachers gain insights from New Horizons project manager during Cosmosphere session

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Former Cosmosphere camper is mission control engineer now, still on path to be astronaut

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Apollo 13 documentary by The News to appear in Tallgrass Film Festival

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Former Cosmosphere camper, counselor to speak about current work at NASA

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cosmosphere gala raises an estimated $151,000

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sci-fi authors make detour to Cosmosphere

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Science fiction authors to be at Cosmosphere for book signing

Monday, August 15, 2016

Physicist: Space telescope found 3 earth-like planets in 'Goldilocks zone'

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kepler engineer to speak at Cosmosphere on Saturday

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dr. Goddard's Lab at Cosmosphere closing for four to seven weeks for remodel

Wednesday, August 10, 2016



Cosmosphere timeline

Space paraphernalia here

Thursday, April 29, 1976

Expansion lift-off: $44,000 Planetarium countdown

Thursday, May 20, 1976

Planetarium plum: Hutchinson lands spaceship

Tuesday, October 12, 1976

Space center planned here

Wednesday, October 13, 1976

Planetarium expansion: Apollo splashing down in Hutch a day late

Thursday, October 28, 1976

Apollo spaceship lands in Hutchinson

Monday, November 1, 1976

$200,000 planetarium gift a memorial to W.D.P. Carey

Friday, December 3, 1976

All systems go for Cosmosphere expansion

Tuesday, April 19, 1988

Cosmosphere board mulls massive fund-raiser

Tuesday, May 17, 1988

Cosmosphere gets second Redstone

Friday, February 3, 1989

Fund-raiser for Cosmosphere becomes an epic undertaking

Tuesday, October 24, 1989

Cosmosphere looks to pull crowds from out of state

Saturday, April 4, 1998

Cosmosphere to help retrieve Liberty Bell 7 bottom of ocean

Thursday, April 16, 1998

A treasure trove of space artifacts

Friday, May 14, 1999

Balloon soars 20 miles over Hutchinson

Friday, June 25, 1999

Liberty Bell 7 begins voyage from ocean to Kansas

Friday, July 23, 1999

Students getting chance to chat with astronauts

Friday, August 27, 1999

Cosmosphere auctioning off giant flag

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Cosmosphere unveils restored Apollo 13 capsule

Friday, August 10, 2001

Cosmosphere icon decides to move on

Monday, May 13, 2002

Aiming for the stars: Mural depicts Cosmosphere founder's vision

Monday, June 10, 2002

Two historic Gemini capsules to be restored at Cosmosphere

Monday, September 29, 2003

Two historic Gemini capsules to be restored at Cosmosphere

Monday, September 29, 2003

Rover's return to Cosmosphere from Hollywood marked with parade of sorts

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Max Ary indicted on 11 counts for missing artifacts

Friday, April 8, 2005

Veterans from the 352nd Fighter Association come together at Cosmosphere

Monday, September 26, 2005

Ary: Artifact sales an error

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Jury convicts Ary on 12 counts

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Astronaut Schirra visits museum, talks about space program

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ary gets 3 years in prison

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Goodbye Pluto: Cosmosphere visitors sign card for former planet

Monday, August 28, 2006

Liberty Bell 7 splashes down at fair before returning to Cosmosphere

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Museum's empty space: Unruh's efforts will be missed when she retires after 25 years at the Cosmosphere

Monday, September 25, 2006

Wonder of Reno County: One woman's dream launched Cosmosphere

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Helping others aim for the stars: Cosmosphere's work on other museums' projects a fiscal plus

Monday, January 12, 2009

Liberty Bell anniversary touts restoration process

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fruition of a mission: At 50, space center lauds founder, 'spark'

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Party shines with tales and tribute

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Restoration of engines respects journey's fate: SpaceWorks adding nothing new to fallen pieces from Apollo flights

Monday, March 25, 2013

Gazing at history: First public tour to observe work on Apollo rocket engines is just the start

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A secret uncovered: Rocket chamber that is part of Cosmosphere effort is Apollo 11 relic, rep says

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Space center has revamp expert: Cosmosphere enlists group as adviser on planned revitalization

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Apollo 13 astronauts to be in Hutchinson

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Odyssey sight brings back memories for commander's son

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cosmosphere group succeeds in simulated mission

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Five questions for a real spy plane pilot zero in on Blackbird, Cold War movie 'Bridge of Spies'

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Solstice, showers in store this month

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Night sights: Three planets show their beauty in year's first month

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Chinese students coming to Cosmosphere space camp this weekend

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Looking for the newly discovered Planet Nine: could we have seen it before?

Friday, January 22, 2016