Coca-Cola Space Science Center
The Coca-Cola Space Science Center (CCSSC) is part of Columbus State University. CCSSC’s mission is to inspire ongoing exploration and discovery as the region’s premiere location for hands-on STEM education by providing accessible, innovative, and dynamic experiences to school children, university students, and the general public. Founded in 1996, the Center boasts a 120 seat, full-dome planetarium (The Omnisphere), a Mead Observatory with a 16” telescope, a Challenger Learning Center simulation system, and numerous space related exhibits and displays in its 5,000 sq. ft. gallery space. The CCSSC has produced several shows including its first fulldome show In My Backyard, which has had tremendous success in The Omnisphere and is now being licensed to other planetariums around the country. The Center has already and will be receiving a number of NASA Space Shuttle artifacts for permanent display, including an historic exhaust nozzle that has flown on 9 different missions and 4 different shuttles,.