Spacy Crazy! Kids’ Letters to Astronauts in the Early Space Age

What was it like to be a kid during the “space craze,” when “cosmic enthusiasm” was igniting imaginations on both sides of the Cold War divide? Join Dr. Roshanna P. Sylvester for an entertaining and enlightening historical tour of Soviet and American childhood from Sputnik to Apollo. Kids’ perspectives come to life through their letters to the pioneering spacefarers Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn, and Valentina Tereshkova. Space-themed toys, games, music, movies, and TV will also be part of the show. In the famous words of Yuri Gagarin, “let’s go!”

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Fiske Planetarium and Science Center
2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309

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Science & Technology, Gallery & Museum, Fun & Entertainment, Space


Faculty, Students, Parents/Families, Alumni, Staff, Children



$10 for Adults and $7 for Students, Children, Seniors, and Military.

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