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25 Years of Hubble: Hubble After Hours Adventure


April 24, 2015
Location: Central Florida

Travel to the Apollo/Saturn V Center for an exclusive viewing opportunity of the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat telecommunications satellite, developed by Thales Alenia Space. The Apollo/Saturn V Center is located within Kennedy Space Center, approximately 6.2 miles from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch pad. The viewing area features an open lawn and bleacher section overlooking the scenic Banana River, as well as live launch commentary, food and retail available for purchase and indoor restroom facilities.

After dark, enjoy outdoor stargazing opportunities presented by some of Central Florida’s foremost planetary experts and organizations. Each organization will bring telescopes as well as staff and volunteers to assist you in viewing the stars and to answer questions. A laser astronomy tour will highlight the constellations in the night sky.

In the Astronaut Encounter theater, you’ll have an opportunity to hear from two-time space shuttle astronaut, Dr. Sam Durrance. Durrance flew as a mission specialist aboard two astronomy-relations missions: STS-35 Columbia and STS-67 Endeavour. You’ll also get to participate in nine fun Education and Activity Stations for all ages.

Another highlight of evening is the high-tech projection mapping show inside Space Shuttle Atlantis, where 200 of Hubble’s most breathtaking celestial images are brought to life on onto a massive 13.5' x 24' screen via a high-definition 20K DLP projector. An image gallery of eight, large-scale, high-definition prints provides yet another perspective on Hubble’s incredible discoveries.

Tickets cost $85 plus tax for adults and children and include a two-day admission ticket, launch viewing opportunity, a buffet dinner and snack, all activities, a commemorative T-shirt and glow stick. Advanced purchase required. The two-day admission ticket is not valid prior to April 24. The second day use is available for one use until May 1, 2015. Check in is at the Hubble registration tent from 3:30-4 p.m. in the entry plaza

4-11 p.m. April 24
Apollo/Saturn V Center
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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