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Cosmosphere Welcomes New Public Relations and Volunteer Coordinator


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Sophie Maples has joined the Cosmosphere’s Marketing and Development team as the new Public Relations and Volunteer Coordinator.

Maples graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication at the end of 2021. Prior to joining the Cosmosphere, she worked in higher education marketing.

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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 STEM area for children accompanied by an adult.