October 2011



Welcome to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium E-Newsletter.  As a supporter of the Museum, we have added you to our mailing list and will be sending periodic updates to keep you informed of all the exciting happenings at the Museum.




New Events in the Planetarium!


Comedy Under the Moon

October 8, 2011

7pm - 10pm



For the first time, in conjunction with celebrating International Observe the Moon Night, TASM will present comedian John Fannell for a performance under a high-def full-dome projection of outer space. 


International Observe the Moon Night is an event observed by scientists, astronomers and moon enthusiasts around the globe.  On this particular evening, the world will gather together as one community to observe, admire, and celebrate our moon.  Shortly following the performance by John Fannell, the audience will join the Astronomy Club of Tulsa outside for an up-close look at the moon through high technology telescopes (weather permitting)!



 - TASM Members: $7

 - Regular Admission: $10


Reservations are required.


For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Lesli Lewis at

(918) 834-9900 x401.






Black Holes

October 13, 2011

4pm - 7pm


On Thursday, October 11, 2011, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium will present Black Holes, as part of the new evening series productions.  Join us for interactive presentations and full-dome shows throughout the evening!  TASM will continue presenting shows throughout the evening on the second Thursday of every month. 


Black Holes Schedule

 - 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00pm



 - Adults: $6, all ages

 - TASM Members: FREE


For more information, contact the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium at

(918) 834-9900 x401 or visit www.TulsaAirAndSpaceMuseum.org.




Tales of the Maya Skies

November 19, 2011

7pm - 10pm



On Thursday, November 19, 2011, TASM will present local professor and anthropologist Dr. Ben Kracht for a brief lecture on Mayan culture and its ties to astronomy.  Shortly following, we will premiere the full-dome show, "Tales of the Maya Skies".


Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, the “seventh wonder of the modern world.” Listen to the story of the ancient Maya civilization. Experience Tales of the Maya Skies.



 - TASM Members: $7

 - Regular Admission: $10


Reservations are required.


For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Lesli Lewis at

(918) 834-9900 x401.

Our Lives, Our Stories

America's Greatest Generation

Commemorative Celebration






In conjunction with the exhibition TASM will host an inaugural fall fundraising event to celebrate our hometown heroes. 


On October 15, 2011, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, guests will enjoy a rousing evening of fun, food, and entertainment, plus fly-ins, historic vehicles, period re-enactors and the chance to meet some of our amazing local heroes as we share their remarkable stories.


It will be an event to remember as we celebrate the Greatest Generation.


Sponsorships are still available and reservations are required! Tickets are $45 for TASM Members, $50 for Non-Members.


Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  We depend on and thank you for your support. 


Click here to purchase tickets online!


For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities and event tickets, please contact Diana Edens at dedens@tulsamuseum.org or 918.834.9900 x115.




Camps, Science Activities, 

Robotics Club and MORE!




Fall Break is October 20 and 21 and for the first time, there will be concurrent mini-camps for students in the first-third grades and older students in the fourth-sixth grades. Robotics, airplanes, and space toys such as segways and gyroscopes highlight the activities planned for the mini-camps. Enroll in one day or both days for non-traditional learning that will inspire children to aim for the stars as they view stars in the full dome of the planetarium as well as museum tours. Enroll online www.tulsamuseumshop.org/camp or call Jenny Phillips at 918.834.9900 x 117.




For the first time, TASM offers after school science activities for students in the second through fifth grades. The course starts October 4, is a six week course lasting through November 8, and meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 until 6:00pm. The Magic of Science explores the magic of air, physics, chemistry, robotics, weather, and space. The class promises to be a delightful entertaining method of understanding science in a stimulating atmosphere. There are scholarships available on a first-come-first serve basis, so register now and let the magic begin!





The Robotics Club is back after a two year resting period. The club organized this year’s team on September 14 and meets every Wednesday from 5:30 until 7:00. The team joined the First Lego League and TASManiac members will go to competition in November and hopefully to state competition in December.


Visit www.TulsaAirAndSpaceMuseum.org for specific information and enrollment.






Educational Courses at TASM!


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Oklahoma State University (OLLI@OSU) is a program of educational courses for people who want to enrich their lives through new learning experiences. Courses on a variety of topics are offered each semester to retirees and other adults in the community. The fall schedule included a six week course at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium called “From Take-Off to Landing.” The course focuses on how to fly an airplane utilizing the Flight Simulator software application program in the computer lab, but includes museum exhibits, a planetarium show, memory or loss of, the three laws of motion, and artifacts/memorabilia from America’s Greatest Generation. Learning is the backbone of our society and the fountain of youth for our brains. The courses provide students 50 years or older an opportunity to continue learning for a lifetime.



Thank you for your continued presence and support at the Museum & Planetarium.  


The Tulsa Air and Space Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving Oklahoma’s rich aerospace history and inspiring science-based learning through discovery.  Member support of the Museum’s mission impacts the lives of thousands of students and visitors each month. We depend on and thank you for your support.


If your membership has expired, please call today (918) 834.9900 x 115 to renew over the phone! 


Also, remember that TASM memberships make great family gifts for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion. Member benefits include: Free entry to the Museum & Planetarium for an entire year, discounts on summer camps, birthday parties and in the Museum Gift Shop. Plus invitations to member-only previews, and discounts on programs and special events.


Please help us increase awareness and promote TASM’s membership program by spreading the word about the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium!   If you have a group or an individual you would like us to contact for a presentation or tour, please let us know!  Or, you can help by forwarding this ENews to a friend or coworker who would be interested in TASM’s aerospace camps, programs and events. We appreciate your help in getting the word out to family and friends!





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3624 North 74th East Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115

(918) 834-9900



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