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GRPM's "Roger That!" to celebrate space exploration on February 15

Posted: 10:53 AM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 10:53:06-05
GRPM- Roger That!

A special tribute to outer space will be taking place at the Grand Rapids Public Museum this weekend during "Roger That!" on Saturday.

Learn more about Roger B. Chaffee and space exploration with hands-on activities including a jet propulsion activity, gazing at the daytime sky with telescopes, creating underwater ROVs, interacting with space artifacts and much more!

Activities will be ran by the GRPM and community partners including Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, Kent Intermediate School District, YETi CGI, Kent District Library, GRAAA and the GVSU Padnos College of Engineering.

There will even be a presentation by Astronaut Story Musgrave, but it's sold out.

The event will also be commemorating Roger B. Chaffee, Grand Rapids native, who died in the Apollo 1 tragedy. The planetarium, named after the deceased astronaut, will have shows playing all day long at the following times:

11 a.m. | One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
12 p.m. | Escher’s Universe
1 p.m. | Space School
2 p.m. | Habitat Earth
3 p.m. | Under Frozen Skies
4 p.m. | Dark Side: The Light Show

Roger That! Space Celebration will take place on February 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The cost of the celebration is including with the price of admission.

For more information, visit grpm.org.