Cosmosphere CEO to present at WSU


Join the WSI on Thursday, January 31st, at 3:30 pm in 100 LH as we welcome guest speaker Jim Remar (Cosmospehre CEO) as part of the Space Exploration Lecture Series.

The presentation will outline the restoration work that the Cosmosphere (a premier space museum in Hutchinson, KS) is performing on Apollo-era mission control panels in preparation for NASA's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

A recognized expert in the areas of museum administration, strategic planning and space artifact preservation and exhibition, Jim Remar began his career in 1997 as executive director of the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum in Mifflinburg, PA. He joined the Cosmosphere as curator in 2000. After eight years at the Cosmosphere, Remar joined the team at Gregory, Inc as Vice President of Operations. In 2012, Remar returned to the Cosmosphere as President/COO where he was responsible for all operations of the organization, including SpaceWorks, the department of the Cosmosphere responsible for the restoration of artifacts as well as the fabrication of exhibitry and high fidelity replicas. The Cosmosphere's governing board named Remar CEO of the organization January 2018.

As always, WSI talks are free and open to the public.