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EXHIBITION NEWS

RECENT PRAISE FOR THE EXHIBITION
“Challenger Space Center never fails to deliver!  Their current exhibit is no exception.  Most of our guests are looking for interesting things to do and see while in the area. ‘They Came From Outer Space’ has been very popular! We are truly lucky to have something so unique and popular so close to our facility. What a great addition to help our community stand out for travelers visiting our area!”

— Jake La Grander CHA
    General Manager, TMI Hospitality, Residence Inn Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria

ANOTHER YEAR!
They Came from Outer Space has been such a hit with visitors that curator, Geoff Notkin, has agreed to let the exhibition run for a second year! As such, it will be on display at Challenger Center Arizona, daily, until October 4, 2014.

ASTRONAUTS LOVE METEORITES!
They Came from Outer Space has been visited by no fewer than six NASA astronauts, including Joe Acaba, pictured below with Brienne Magee of the Flagstaff Ranger District.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
Exhibition curator, Geoff Notkin, has appeared on television regularly to talk about They Came from Outer Space, most recently on Tucson's popular Morning Blend show [pictured]. The exhibition has also appeared in a music video, and been featured on several prominent news programs.

OCTOBER 5, 2012: OFFICIAL OPENING
They Came from Outer Space opened to the public on October 5, 2012, at Challenger Space Center Arizona with a special VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event was widely reported by the media, and attended by the Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU, Tempe; The Peoria Chamber of Commerce, The Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Meteorite Times magazine from California; the hosts of Slice of Sci Fi radio; the hosts of Spacing Out!, and many others.

Challenger Space Center Arizona is located at 21170 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382

Telephone: 623.322.2001
Fax: 623.322.3716
Official website: www.azchallenger.org


[above] Geoff Notkin, star of TV's Meteorite Men, and the curator of They Came from Outer Space,
delights a packed house during a special science event at Challenger Space Center Arizona

For specific questions related to They Came from Outer Space, please contact the

Members of the media wishing to interview Curator Geoff Notkin about the exhibit, or to request a review copy of his newest book, Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man, please contact

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