Yesterday, March 19th I traveled to the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson Kansas. I never really visited the place since I’ve become interested in astronomy & space, though back in 6th grade we did take a school field-trip, I don’t remember much from it. This time we went to not exactly visit the cosmosphere and tour their wonderful museum but to watch the newly released Hubble IMAX.
So here is a break down of our visit, though we didn’t get to tour the museum, we still got to walk around the lobby, and other areas of the cosmosphere. We spent nearly 3 hours there waiting to see the Hubble IMAX show, thanks to me forgetting to call in for the tickets, the show we were planning on seeing was sold out. Thus we waited for the next, as we did drive an hour and a half to get there. Anyways, I didnt take many pictures while there, as I didn’t take a real tour of the cosmosphere, but here are the best of the few images I took:
What more is there to say other than, “Cosmosphere”
A original SR-71 Blackbird is what you walk into when first entering the Cosmosphere’s lobby. Next to the Blackbird (which may be hard to see) is a full scale model of a Space Shuttle!
More Artsie stuff, but it was really nice, so I took a picture.
The Cosmosphere has a pretty strict policy on not touching their artifacts (also all replicas) and that makes perfect sense…only, sorry Cosmosphere, but I may have touched the Surveyor Spacecraft Replica. (It was by accident! I promise)
And some more Pictures: Just click on them to view full size.
Anyways, enough of my weird pictures, I surely will be going back t the cosmosphere soon as they are holding a special presentation featuring most of the MCC from the Apollo 13 mission on April 17th!
So all in all my trip to the Cosmosphere was great, the Hubble IMAX turned out to be a wonderful movie, which truthfully I cannot offer any criticism for other than it was not long enough. But I guess not all people are like us “spacenuts” and want to site in a domed theatre and watch some space movie for hours on end…