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26
September
2014

Cleaning the Dome

One of the things we have to do to get the planetarium ready for re-opening is clean the dome. A company called Astro-Tec is here along with riggers from the local stagehands union IATSE12. The Theater Team spent some time trying to imagine just how a dome got cleaned - we pictured several swiffer dusters all taped together and a giant Q-Tip as some of the possibilities - but the reality is almost more interesting.

Photo of the outside of the dome.
22
September
2014

Autumn Equinox

September 22 marks the Autumnal Equinox, a unique event that marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. The Autumnal Equinox will take place today at 10:29 pm Eastern time. On the equinox, both day and night are nearly equal in duration, each lasting approximately 12 hours. 

Demonstration of Autumn Equinox.
18
September
2014

Using the Vinyl Cutter in the Teen Tech Space

Did you know that COSI's Teen Tech Studio has a vinyl cutter? Well, now you do!  And teens (12-19) can visit the Studio and use it for FREE (Wed 3-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm)

Wondering what you make with a vinyl cutter? Recently, I completed a project I've been working on for a while: a custom drum head. I documented the process to show you a bit about how to use the cutter...

Using the Vinyl Cutter in the Teen Tech Space
15
September
2014

Introducing: COSI’s Wild Experience!

Studying different species is the link between microbiology and our ecosystem. We have been studying animals from the beginning of the human experience and have not only learned a lot about how animals interact with the ecosystem around them, but also a lot about ourselves. Throughout history, we have had a fascination with animals and have benefited, be it through agricultural practices or to enrich our lives through companionship. Simply being in the presence of animals is enough to peak our curiosity and desire to know more.

Introducing: COSI’s Wild Experience!
02
September
2014

Paper Rockets

Did you attend COSI's Camp-In over the winter and get to try our paper rocket launchers? Or maybe you're just curious about what a paper rocket launcher is? Check out this video that shows how the launchers are built and used for COSI activities. And look out, you never know when our team will have these available for you to try!
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