A Message from our Director
People have always been fascinated by the universe that stretches out above them. The innate sense of wonderment we feel under a starry night sky scarcely can be matched. When we gaze at the heavens, we naturally contemplate the deepest mysteries of humanity. “How did we get here?” “How far are the stars?” “Are we alone?” “Can we explore the universe?”

Human curiosity always has been the driving force behind scientific investigation, exploration and discovery. Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center is a place where curiosity inspires questions, questions find answers, and answers give birth to new and deeper questions.

For more than fourteen years, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center has been igniting the fires of curiosity and bringing the universe home to Columbus, GA. Through our many programs and outreach activities, we have provided our community with unique resources to learn about astronomy, space science, and space exploration.

It has been four centuries since Galileo first used the telescope to study objects in the night sky. Galileo’s observations changed the way humanity understood the universe. In 2009, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center and science enthusiasts around the world celebrated the “International Year of Astronomy” in honor of Galileo’s achievements.

That year also marked the 40th anniversary of the day Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin became the first human beings to set foot on another world, our Moon. Along with their partner Michael Collins, these brave astronauts sailed more than half a million miles aboard Apollo 11 traveling to the Moon, back home safely, and into the pages of history.

As we look back to these monumental achievements, we also look forward to the future of space exploration. We know that inspiring future scientists, engineers, astronauts and educators is vital to the continued success of our journey into the stars. At the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, we want to carry on the mission that began with a telescope and led to footprints on the Moon.

You can join in on the mission. Support the future of science education. Help inspire the next generation of space explorers. Become a member of CSU’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

Thank You!

Best Regards,

Shawn T. Cruzen, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Coca-Cola Space Science Center
Columbus State University

Astronaut Level
$40.00 – Astronaut members receive individual membership cards that entitle the named member to unlimited use of the Lobby and all the exhibits. Astronaut members also receive 8 All-Day passes for the Omnisphere Theater, each providing unlimited showings per day for the named member.

Mercury Level
$100.00 – Mercury members receive membership cards that entitle the named member plus 3 additional guests (four total) unlimited use of the Lobby and all the exhibits. Mercury members also receive 8 All-Day passes for the Omnisphere Theater, each providing unlimited showings per day for the named member plus 3 additional guests (four total).

Gemini Level
$250.00 – Gemini patrons receive membership cards that entitle the named member plus 3 additional guests (four total) unlimited use of the Omnisphere Theater, Lobby and all the exhibits.

Apollo Level
$500.00 – Apollo patrons receive membership cards that entitle the named member plus 9 additional guests (ten total) unlimited use of the Omnisphere Theater, Lobby and all the exhibits.

Additional Membership Benefits
All memberships are for 1 year from payment of fees. There will be additional events specifically for members throughout the calendar year. Members also receive the benefits associated with the Coca-Cola Space Science Center’s membership in the Association of Science and Technology Centers and its passport program. Additional member institutions can be located at www.astc.org. Memberships are not a tax deductible donation. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation targeted for the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, you may do so by designating the Coca-Cola Space Science Center through the Columbus State University Annual Fund.
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