Cosmosphere to host Earth-to-Space conversation with astronaut

Astronaut Nick Hague, a native of Peabody, will participate in an Earth-to-Space live conversation with the International Space Station and the Kansas Cosmosphere on May 10 in Hutchinson.

During the 20-minute conversation, Hague will take live questions from Kansas students, including students from his hometowns of Hoxie and Peabody.

Before and after the 9 a.m. conversation, which is called an In-Flight Educational Downlink, the Cosmosphere will offer related educational STEM programming. Please see the schedule below:

The In-Flight Educational Downlink Agenda includes:

8:30 to 8:55 a.m. — Living in Space Presentation: Brad Nuest, director of education at the Cosmosphere. Learn how astronauts eat, sleep and use the restroom in space.

9 to 9:20 a.m. — Downlink Conversation with Kansas astronaut Nick Hague.

9:25 to 9:45 a.m. — Live Q&A with Kansas astronaut Steve Hawley. Hawley will be in person to take audience questions about living in space and his experiences as an astronaut.


Organ series to close with KU grad students

HESSTON — The final concert of the 2018-19 Andover Organ Series at Hesston College will feature two University of Kansas graduate students, Sister Mary of Holy Hope and Ian Classe. The concert will be at 7 p.m. May 10 at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The concert is free, and a reception will follow the performances.

Sister Mary of Holy Hope has served at Our Lady’s Montessori School in Kansas City as a preschool teaching assistant and music teacher since 2011. In 2017, she began pursuing a master’s degree in church music at KU.

A native of St. Louis, Ian Classe is a doctoral candidate at KU. He received his undergraduate musical training at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., then earned a master’s in organ performance from Pittsburg State University, where he studied organ, harpsichord and choral conducting.