Astronomy Magazine and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Present Great Balls of Fire Trip and Meteorite Giveaway
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Astronomy Magazine are partnering to host the Great Balls of Fire Contest, giving away a 9.6-pound authentic meteorite collectable and a space adventure trip for four to the Visitor Complex.
The Great Balls of Fire Contest celebrates the new Great Balls of Fire interactive exhibit at the Visitor Complex, which allows guests to discover the risks that asteroids, comets and meteorites present planet Earth.
The space adventure trip includes round-trip airfare to Florida, provided by Astronomy Magazine, a three-day/two-night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach, provided by Marriott, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission tickets, Lunch With An Astronaut tickets, and a Kennedy Space Center Up-Close Tour.
The meteorite, from the prehistoric fall in 1576 at Gran Chaco Gualambra, Argentina, will be displayed at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex through the end of the contest on Nov. 30.
Guests can enter the contest at www.Astronomy.com/KennedySweeps until midnight on Nov. 30. The Great Balls of Fire Contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec) only.
The Great Balls of Fire exhibit at the Visitor Complex explores how we keep track of near-Earth objects while examining the effects of possible impacts. Within the Great Balls of Fire exhibit is Asteroid Encounter, where guests can climb aboard a “spaceship” and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter while compiling data about asteroids and comets. Guests also can explore what would happen if one of these celestial bodies were to hit their hometown, determine Science Fact or Science Fiction of Hollywood movie clips and much more.
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering 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, Shuttle Launch Experience®, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. 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. The 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 www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
About Astronomy Magazine
Astronomy, the world’s best-selling astronomy magazine, offers the most visually stunning, thorough, and timely coverage of the cosmos. Each monthly issue includes expert science reporting, vivid photography, complete sky-event coverage, easy-to-follow observing tips, informative equipment reviews, and more. All of this comes in a user-friendly style that’s perfect for astronomy enthusiasts at any level. For more information visit www.Astronomy.com.
About Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach
It’s a New Stay! Our state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard Cocoa Beach-Cape Canaveral provides great flexibility and choices for guests. Featuring inviting spaces to work, play or relax in, free Wi-Fi throughout with easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard™. Experience The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect.™, which provides guests with healthy food and beverage offerings in the morning, evening dinner service with cocktails, and Starbuck coffee all day. The hotel offers a 24 hour fitness center, all season mineral pool and whirlpool and 24-hour business center.Follow us for more updates: