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After Hours Adventure: Star Party on August 12 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center – Cape Canaveral – (August 4, 2016)  Spend an evening with the stars at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and observe the Perseid meteor shower that will peak on Friday, August 12. After Hours Adventure: Star Party guests will view the meteor shower in the Rocket Garden through the telescopes of local astronomy clubs and organizations and watch a 3D guided tour of the universe by Derek Demeter of the Emil Buehler Planetarium (Seminole State College).
The evening also includes a buffet dinner, evening snacks, related interactive activities provided by the University of Florida Astronomy Outreach team, souvenir meteorite fragments and second-day admission to the visitor complex any day through August 20, 2016, for each attending guest.

Activities include:

  • Comet making: demonstrates what a comet is made of and how it works.
  • Pocket solar system and solar system by volume: a scale of the solar system that fits in your pocket that shows how far apart the planets are spread out and a model of the relative sizes by volume of the planets of our solar system.
  • “Ask an astronomer”
  • Cosmic tunnel: guests crawl through a tunnel that artistically explains the evolution of the universe.

Star Party in the Rocket Garden features Kennedy Space Center Amateur Astronomy Club, Brevard Astronomical Society, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Observatories and Central Florida Astronomical Society.

Tickets are $85 per person and available at or 866.737.5235. Annual passholders receive a 10 percent discount on tickets for this event. 
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, where NASA made history and where it’s still being made. Experience a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science on a Sphere, Rocket Garden, the new Cosmic Quest and many other interactive exhibits. Opening Nov. 16, 2016, is Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit