Monday, June 18, 2012

Rhythm on the River presents The Navigators

Rhythm on the River presents The Navigators
A high-energy, rock band that plays hits from the 1960s to today, The Navigators feature a powerful horn section and multilayered vocals. Formed in 2003, The Navigators play limited engagements each year to benefit a variety of charities and nonprofit organizations. Since 2003 they have helped to raise over $200,000 to help local & national charities.
June 23, 2012
Food & Beverage:
Starts at 6:30PM
Starts at 8PM
Bicentennial Park at the Performing Arts Pavilion, 233 Civic Center Dr., Columbus, OH 43215


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Splish-Splash into Summer!

Splish-Splash into summer!
Splish-Splash into summer! Join us for FountainSide presented by Sunny 95 (94.7FM) for a variety of FREE children’s activities. This delightful Columbus Recreation and Parks Department series offers water play and fountain fun at the 15,000 square-foot interactive fountain in Bicentennial Park on select Wednesdays throughout the summer from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck to cool down with a tasty ice cream treat all summer long!
June Schedule:
June 6, 2012
FountainSide Presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 fm): Awesome Arts and Adventures
June 13, 2012
FountainSide Presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 fm): Celebrate Columbus
June 20, 2012
FountainSide Presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 fm): A to Z Activities
June 27, 2012
FountainSide Presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 fm): Clippers,
Crafts, and Critters
Location: Bicetennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr, Columbus, Ohio


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Movies on the Mile

Movies on the Mile
Movies on the Mile, presented by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, is a free outdoor summer film series along the Scioto Mile. The featured movie starts at dusk. Sit back, relax and enjoy cinematic classics and family favorites under the stars in Bicentennial Park. Arrive early for a variety of activities designed to complement the movie theme. Admission is FREE!
Date: June 15, 2012
Movies on the Mile Presents Midnight in Paris
Evening Schedule:
5:00 p.m. – CYP Social Hour / Cornhole Tournament registration / Food and Beverage sales begin
5:30 p.m. – American Cornhole Organization Tournament
7:00 p.m. – Fashion Show by Swagg Revolution
DUSK – Midnight in Paris movie screening
Location: 233 Civic Center Dr., Columbus, Ohio
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Zoofari - June 16th, 2012

Zoofari presented by Nationwide Insurance
This annual, adults-only fundraiser features more than 100 central Ohio restaurants and bars serving appetizer portions of their signature dishes and specialty drinks. Guests ‘graze’ their way through the Zoo enjoying live entertainment on stages scattered throughout Zoo grounds. Come with friends, wine and dine your business associates, entertain your out-of-town guests, or reward hard-working employees! Don’t miss Columbus’ best summer party! It is bound to be one wild night as the Zoo’s adult only premier fundraising event takes place. It’s a whole new park after dark!
Date: June 16, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd. Powell OH 43065
Tickets: $95 per person Purchased through May 31, 2012; $135 per person Purchased after June 1, 2012; $150 per person Purchased at the Door


Friday, June 8, 2012

Scientists to hold bake sale for NASA Saturday

Scientists are trading telescopes for aprons this week to sell Milky Way cupcakes, Saturn cake, and chocolate chip Opportunity cookies in an effort to salvage U.S. planetary science projects.
The 2013 budget proposal submitted by the Obama administration earlier this year would cut funding for NASA's planetary science projects by about $300 million. While Congress is still deliberating over the federal budget, groups of scientists are planning a series of demonstrations — in the form of bake sales, car washes and other events — for Saturday, June 9, to plead their case.
Though planet-studying spacecraft usually cost millions, or even billions, of dollars, every penny helps. That's the reasoning behind the Planetary Exploration Car Wash and Bake Sale to be held by University of Central Florida students and professors who hope to sway lawmakers into providing more money for studying the solar system. It is one of nearly 20 planned demonstrations for Saturday at sites across the country, organizers said.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

79th Anniversary of the First Drive In Theatre

Google on June 6 posted on its search engine homepage an animated tribute to the 79th anniversary of the first drive-in movie theater.
The theater's founder, Richard Hollingshead, was issued a patent in 1933 for his concept of a theater that drivers could attend without having to ditch their cars. Within a few weeks, Hollingshead had opened his theater in Camden, New Jersey.
When the venue opened, Hollingshead's "screen" was a gigantic brick wall, in front of which the audience positioned their cars. Admission was only 25 cents per person, plus 25 cents per car. 


Monday, June 4, 2012

Shuttle Replica Takes Sunday Drive to Space Center Houston

A replica space shuttle went on a Sunday morning (June 3) road trip, making its way from the lakeside dock here where it arrived on Friday to the NASA visitor center where it will go on public display.
The 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) trek was originally scheduled to take just three hours to complete, but obstacles along the way doubled that time . The mockup, loaded atop a 144-wheel transporter, was slowly and methodically trucked down NASA Parkway — also known as NASA Road 1 — to Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for the Johnson Space Center (JSC).
The full-size replica, which was known as "Explorer" during the 18 years it was at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, sailed into Houston's Clear Lake after an 8 day journey by barge. Space Center Houston is planning a contest to select a Texas-appropriate new name for the high-fidelity space shuttle mockup

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Dragon spacecraft splashes down marking successful completion of historic mission

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, marking the successful completion of its mission in which a number of historic firsts were achieved. The splashdown came at approximately 11:42 US EDT, with the unmanned capsule landing in the waters roughly 500 miles (805 km) off the coast of Baja, California.
After its launch on May 22 atop a Falcon 9 rocket, the Dragon capsule became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on May 25. While attached to the ISS, 1,146 pounds (520 kg) of non-critical cargo that included food, other crew provisions and student experiments were unloaded, making room for the 1,455 pounds (660 kg) of cargo that was then packed onto the spacecraft to be returned to NASA. With other cargo vehicles servicing the ISS all destroyed after leaving the ISS, the reusable Dragon spacecraft is the only one capable of returning significant amounts of cargo to Earth.
While the journey to the ISS took 3 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 23 seconds, the return trip, from detaching from the ISS to splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, took just under six hours. After detaching from the ISS’s robotic arm at 5:49 am US EDT, a deorbit burn was carried out at 10:51 to decelerate the spacecraft. At 11:36, the spacecraft’s chutes were deployed and it splashed into the ocean six minutes later, awaiting recovery by boat.