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A Night in Space

Inspired Strategies Agency, a student-run public relations firm, organized an event at the Exploration Station to teach children about space.

On Tuesday, March 14, 50 children and 30 adults attended the planetarium sponsored event.

“We heard a lot of good things,” Account Executive Katy Maurer said. “It made me so happy.”

In an effort to get the planetarium’s name in the community, Maurer, along with other Agency members, came up with the idea to have a craft night. There were many crafts that kids could make at the event such as cardboard rockets, sun catchers made out of coffee filters, moon phases that could be made with paper plates, and coloring pages of the solar system.

“It fit well with what we wanted to accomplish,” Maurer said.

The children were able to spend the night snacking on astronauts (Goldfish), asteroids (cheese puffs), black holes ( Oreos), and Saturn’s rings (Cheerios).

“I am glad that a great organization like the Strickler Planetarium was able to shine bright and that the [Exploration Station] was able to help with that by hosting.” Exploration Station general manager Brittaney Beck said. “It is always a benefit to our museum when we can positively and effectively work together with another organization to better the community.”

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— Shannon Vandebunte, Staff Writer and Nathan Tabor, Photographer

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