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Challenger Learning Center plans August Second Saturday event

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host its monthly Second Saturday Family Science Program on Aug. 9, beginning at 2 p.m. The event will include a storytelling session and two planetarium shows. The cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children.

August 05, 2014 11:37 am
Submerged in weighlessness

Submerged in weighlessness

Robert Hughes of Dive Right In Scuba, from left, helps Kloe Demopoulas, 13, of Lake Village, and Sarah Thomas, 12, of Griffith, get their equipment in order Wednesday during the second day of an advanced Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA…

July 30, 2014 12:39 pm
Campers learn from certified SCUBA instructors during an Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA in Hammond, Ind. Wednesday July 30, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Campers learn from certified SCUBA instructors during an Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA in Hammond, Ind. Wednesday July 30, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Zach Hatseras, 12, of Valparaiso, puts on his gear during the second day of an advanced Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA pool in Hammond on Wednesday. Campers learned skills from certified SCUBA instructors to simulate working in space.

July 30, 2014 12:39 pm
Campers learn from certified SCUBA instructors during an Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA in Hammond, Ind. Wednesday July 30, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Campers learn from certified SCUBA instructors during an Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA in Hammond, Ind. Wednesday July 30, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Nathan Grant, 13, of Hebron, surfaces after trying out his equipment during the second day of an advanced Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA pool in Hammond on Wednesday. Campers learned skills from certified SCUBA instructors to simulate…

July 30, 2014 12:40 pm
Submerged in weightlessness

Submerged in weightlessness

Master diver Julie Scheibe from Dive Right In Scuba helps Rachel Manes, 11, of Dyer, with her equipment Wednesday during the second day of an advanced Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA pool in Hammond. Campers learned skills from certifi…

July 30, 2014 12:42 pm

College planning workshops offered free at library

College planning can be difficult, but one way to make it easier is to attend one of three free workshops at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Saturday program features mini space mission, planetarium and laser light show

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host its Second Saturday Family Science Program at 2 p.m. Saturday.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am
Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Mission Commander Karen Kovach, left, works with Communications Director and Kahler Middle School student Ashley Immig, 12, during a mission on board the "space ship" Friday at the Challenger Learning Center on Purdue Calumet University Campus.

February 04, 2014 12:15 am
Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Kahler Middle School students prepare to enter the "space ship" to begin a mission Friday at the Challenger Learning Center on Purdue Calumet University Campus.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am
Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Commander Sue Petersen, left works with Kahler Middle School students in the Mission Control area of the Challenger Learning Center on Purdue Calumet Univerrsity Campus.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am
Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Mission Commaner Karen Kovach, far right, works with Kahler Middle School students on the "space ship" during a mission at the Challenger Learning Center on Purdue Calumet University Campus. The students performed various tasks using robotic arms. From left is Andres Degollado, 13, C.J. Bena…

February 04, 2014 12:00 am
Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Kahler Middle School students file into the Columbia room at The Challenger Learning Center to begin a mission.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am
Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Kahler Middle School students Vincent Didonato, 12 and Ashley Koutropoulos, 12 work navigation in mission control Friday at the Challenger Learning Center on Purdue Calumet University Campus.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am
Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

HAMMOND | When the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana opened 15 years ago, it offered simulated space missions for students in fifth through eighth grades.

February 03, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

The Challenger Learning Center on Purdue Calumet University Campus celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The center offers space simulation programs with hands-on science and technology exercises to engage visitors of all ages. The center is a living memorial to the seven astronauts who…

January 31, 2014 3:59 pm
Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Challenger Learning Center celebrates 15 years

Mission Commander Karen Kovach, right works with Kahler Middle School students Froday at the The Challenger Learning Center on Purdue Calumet University Campus.

January 31, 2014 3:58 pm
Challenger Learning Center plans October Second Saturday event

Challenger Learning Center plans October Second Saturday event

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be hosting its Second Saturday Family Science Program on Saturday, October 12 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event’s cost is $15 per person and will include a mini mission, a laser light show and a planetarium show.

October 07, 2013 10:46 am

Challenger Learning Center hosting Space Race Sunday

HAMMOND | The Space Race 5K run/2K walk will step off at 8 a.m. Sunday from the Challenger Learning Center, 2300 173rd St.

September 16, 2013 12:05 am

Challenger Learning Center program to feature light show

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host its Second Saturday this week.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
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