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challenger learning center

Spotlight on Staff: James Talmage recognized for flying 3,000 missions (and taking 100,000 students) to the moon
September 7, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

When the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed in 1986, the Houston Museum of Natural Science was the first organization in the nation to establish a learning center in memory of the astronauts who died. HMNS opened the first Expedition Center in 1988; today, there is an international network of more than 45 centers devoted to […]

Up for a challenge? Join us at the George Observatory on Saturday for Rocket Day, get special access to simulated space flight!
August 7, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Attendees at The George Observatory’s Rocket Day this Saturday morning will have more than water rockets to show for it. After a morning of learning about rockets and how they work, kids will build their own water rockets and launch them with the help of adult volunteers. Afterwards, children and their parents can enter The […]

Family Space Day at the George: Experience the Challenger Learning Center with your kids, plus bottle rockets!
July 10, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Get out of town this weekend and head south toward Brazos Bend for a day of family fun at the George Observatory — Family Space Day! For the duration of Family Space Day, the Expedition Center will be open for individual children and adults to learn the importance of teamwork in a simulated mission to […]

Happy Birthday George Observatory!
October 14, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

20 years ago, it was still the 80s. The Hubble Telescope had not been launched, nor returned the extraordinary images from the deepest regions of space that inspire such wonder today. Construction on the International Space Station hadn’t yet begun, and Pluto was still a planet. And, 20 years ago today, the George Observatory was born. […]



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