NASA Exhibit and Veterans Appreciation Weekend at Space Science Center

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts a traveling NASA exhibition and special astronomy night program while saluting military veterans Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11-13 at the center, 711 Front Ave., Columbus.

Veteran and active military personnel will receive free admission to both the center and unlimited Omnisphere Theatre shows. Additional family members each will receive $1 off all admission prices.

Concurrently, the Exploration Experience traveling exhibition from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center will be free and open to anyone. The exhibit incorporates 3-D imagery and the latest audio effects with video technology. Visitors can touch a real moon rock, learn about the history and future of NASA space exploration programs and take home a souvenir photo as an astronaut.

A special, Friday edition of center’s Astronomy Night series will run 4-8 p.m. as staff members guide guests in a free program of stargazing and planet viewing.

Hours for the center and NASA exhibit are

• Thursday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (both)
• Friday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (center) and noon-8 p.m. (exhibit)
• Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (center) and 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (exhibit)

For more on the NASA exhibit, go to For more about the space science center, call 706-649-1470 or go to