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Cosmosphere Welcomes Claire Ludes as Sr. V.P. of Development and Strategic Relationships


By the Cosmosphere


HUTCHINSON, Kan.  — Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar announced today that Claire Ludes has joined the Cosmosphere team as Senior Vice President of Development and Strategic Relationships.

“We are excited to bring Claire onto our staff,” said Cosmosphere President and CEO Jim Remar. “Her background and experience will allow us to focus on the Cosmosphere’s strategic growth and building new relationships within the aerospace industry.”

In her new position, Ludes will play a key role in advancing the Cosmosphere with current and new audiences, growing the development program, increasing strategic relationships, and strengthening recognition of the Cosmosphere nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the Cosmosphere, Ludes was the Executive Director of the Salina Area United Way in Salina, Kansas.

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to help develop new relationships and partnerships,” said Ludes. “The Cosmosphere has so much to offer, being an international science education center and space museum.”


About the Cosmosphere

The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. Located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS, its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet Next Generation Science Standards. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater, offering daily documentary showings, a digital Planetarium, Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations, and CosmoKids, an interactive STEAM area for children accompanied by an adult.