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Event ID:  316
Contact Name:  Megan Rothman
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Contact Phone:  215-448-1175
Organization:  The Franklin Institute
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Dates:  4th October 2007 to 10th October 2007
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  PA
City:  Philadelphia
Location:  Franklin Institute
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Event Description:  SPECIAL SHOWS: TUTTLEMAN IMAX THEATER For the first time ever, the Tuttleman IMAX Theater immerse you in the breathtaking sights of outer space, as astronauts from Kennedy Space Center and Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome travel 220 miles above the Earth to rendezvous with the International Space Station in the brand new film 'Space Station'. FELS PLANETARIUM Making its debut in the Fels Planetarium, Comic Collisions is an immersive simulation of the fiery meteorite impact that ended the Age of the Dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Produced by the American Museum of Natural History in partnership with NASA, Cosmic Collisions explores the nature of the meteor explosion, how these crashes have changed the Earth into the planet we know, and how they continue to transform our galaxy and entire universe. Also showing BioWorlds: Life Beyond Earth, Heart of the Sun DEMONSTRATIONS AND SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: Activities are planned for Saturday, October6-Monday, October8 from 10AM-4PM: Build an Alka-Seltzer rocket between 1-3pm in Key Hallway. Always messy and fun!You can even take your rocket home! Discover the science behind being an Astronaut in the fun-filled demonstration Space Boot Camp at 1pm and 3pm in Space Command. Try to answer astronomy trivia between noon and 3pm in Key hallway to win spacey prizes, including signed photos of NASA astronauts, quality photos of the cosmos, an astronaut patch, or star-gazing binoculars! Take a tour of the real, NASA -used Lunar Lander on display in the courtyard of the Franklin Institute. Tours leave every hour beginning at11:15am to 3:15pm. Create your own Sky Map between 12pm and 3pm in Key Hallway! Spin the wheel to the current month and day when you get home to determine what stars are out tonight. Go on a astronomy scavenger hunt through the museum. Maps are available at the Info Desk. Check out the satellite demonstration in Key Hallway between noon and 3pm. Then, make your own simulated satellite, just like the ones that orbit the earth. ONLY, Monday, October 8 From noon to 3pm in Key Hallway: Columbus used the sky and stars to navigate the ocean, and you can too, once you make your own astrolabe! SPECIAL OBSERVATORY HOURS The Joel N. Bloom Observatory will be open daily, October 4 - October 10 from 10am to 9pm in celebration of World Space Week!
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