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Our Space Fundraiser at the Planetarium

  • Sun, September 29, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • University of Louisville Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

All ages are welcome! $10 per person for All Attendees - Payable by cash or check at the door. All proceeds benefit the Louisville Astronomical Society's Public Library Telescope Loan Program: louisville-astro.org/Library-Telescope-Program and the New Observatory at the Curby Indiana LAS Space Center.dedicated to EAA, Electronically Assisted Astronomy.

Learn what's happening in astronomy and space exploration today from the people who are sending missions to space!

5:00 pm "Reaching Beyond for Applications Below" by Space Tango
Twyman Clements, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Space Tango, will discuss how the experiments they conduct in space benefit all humans on Earth. Visit their interactive booth to learn more about their autonomous space labs. Learn more at: spacetango.com

5:30 pm "3D Printing Human Tissue in Space" by Techshot, Inc.
Rich Boling, Vice President of Techshot, will discuss their 3D BioFabrication Facility which is manufacturing human tissue in the microgravity condition of space. Visit their interactive booth to learn more about their BioFabrication micro chips. Learn more at: techshot.com

6:00 pm "Guidance Internal: Lessons From Astronauts" by Cosmic Perspective
Rocket launch filmmakers MaryLiz Bender and Ryan Chylinski will take us on a stunning journey to the forefront of space exploration –– straight to the launch pads at liftoff and and their intimate interviews with astronauts. This is an exhilarating exploration into how the rocket is re-shaping humanity and what role we all play in this journey. Attend their virtual and augmented reality booth to further immerse yourself in the rocket launch experience! Learn more at: cosmicperspective.com

6:30 pm "Astronomy Close to Home" by Ken Alderson, President of Louisville Astronomical Society and Drew Foster, Director of the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. Ken and Drew will give you a tour of the night sky in their immersive, full-dome presentation. You'll know where to look for all of the planets and your favorite galaxies. Visit the Louisville Astronomical Society's solar telescopes, their interactive booth, and ask them all the questions you've ever had about owning and operating your own telescope to view the rings of Saturn! Learn more: louisville-astro.org

Presented and sponsored by Louisville Astronomical Society. Please RSVP by September 23, 2019 to Ken Alderson at megacoach@aol.com and let us know how many tickets you will need at $10.00 each by cash or check at the door. A full house at the Planetarium will provide the LAS with $1,500. towards expenses of the Library Lending Scopes and the new observatory. Donations of larger amounts are welcome and are tax-deductible.

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