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Science Museum Oklahoma's Space Day is a great opportunity for students to see just how attainable space can be.

Courtney Silva May 4th, 2011

Kids will be given the chance to get up close and personal with outer space Friday as Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 N.E. 52nd, celebrates its annual Space Day event.


From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees will have plenty of hands-on, space-related activities, such as piloting a Mars rover, launching rockets and gathering moon rocks, said Alex Mattison, museum communications coordinator.

“Space Day is one of our biggest events, and it really sets itself apart from our other events, because of how many activities we have for the kids to enjoy,” he said.

The main event of the Space Day celebration comes at noon, when the Science Museum mascot, OTTO, will be launched into the sky by a highaltitude balloon from the roof. Attached to OTTO — which stands for Outer Troposphere Tracking and Observation — will be an HD flip cam that, once high enough, will show the curvature of the earth.

“Our goal is to show how close and accessible space is,” Mattison said.

“Many people don’t know that space is only about as far as the distance between Oklahoma City and Edmond.”

All Space Day activities are included in the price of admission to the museum: $10.95 for adults and $8.95 for children ages 4-12. For more information, call 602-6664 or visit sciencemuseumok.org. —Courtney Silva

 
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