Aug. 13: Celebrate SEE Science Center’s new exhibit ‘Sun, Earth, Universe,’ with moon cookies

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New exhibit opens Aug. 9 at the SEE Science Center.

MANCHESTER, NH — A new exhibit at the SEE Science Center connects visitors with the latest in NASA research for an exploration of the universe. Plus, there will be “moon cookies” for everyone.

In collaboration with NASA, the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) has awarded selected institutions a free copy of the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition.  SEE Science Center is one of 52 science centers nation-wide awarded this exhibition. The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition opens at SEE Science Center on August 9, 2019.  This exhibition is part of a nationwide effort designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science.  To celebrate the arrival of this exhibition, SEE is partnering with Double Tree by Hilton of Manchester.  On August 13 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. enjoy freshly baked DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies and decorate your own Moon and Star sugar cookies, plus join us for the opening ceremony at 11 a.m.

The exhibits are filled with fun, hands-on components highlighting the ongoing NASA research.  Hilton will be the first hospitality company to participate in research aboard the space station.

Hilton wants astronauts eating its double chocolate chip cookies. Photo/Vadim Sadovski, Shutterstock/NASA/Hilton

Later this year, DoubleTree by Hilton will make aerospace history when a batch of its famous DoubleTree Cookie dough is launched along becoming the first food baked in space with the prototype oven in a rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a landmark microgravity experiment. Hilton will be working in partnership with Zero G Kitchen, which creates appliances for microgravity use in long-duration space flights, and NanoRacks, a leading provider of commercial access to space. “That’s only fitting for a hotel brand that at the height of the Space Race announced plans for a hotel on the moon”, said senior vice president and global brand head, DoubleTree by Hilton, Shawn McAteer.

“Hilton has long been an industry innovator, and as we celebrate our 100th year, we’re excited to send our hospitality into orbit,” McAteer said. “The simple gesture of a warm Cookie welcome is a favorite of DoubleTree guests around the world, and now we are sharing that moment of hospitality as part of this experiment aboard the International Space Station.”

You want a piece of this? Head over to the SEE Science Center on Aug. 13. Photo/Doubletree by Hilton

The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is part of a nationwide effort to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science.  SEE Science Center is one of 52 science centers nation-wide awarded this exhibition.

The exhibition was created in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Developed by a team led by the Science Museum of Minnesota, it is distributed nationwide by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network).


SEE Science Center is located at 200 Bedford St., Manchester, NH. in Manchester’s millyard. For more information about the exhibit, or to see what’s new, click here.