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NASA's Kepler Mission Depicted in Dell’Osso Family Farm Corn Maze
09.28.2011
Corn maze at Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop, California,
Corn maze at Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop, California, one of seven around the US in 2011. It being October, note the pumpkin in lower left. Photo credit: The MAiZE Inc

See Ames press release and
NASA Feature on Space Farm 7.

At the Dell'Osso Family Farm event, a 20-acre maze will showcase the discoveries and images of the Kepler mission. By opening day, the maze is expected to grow to approximately ten-feet-tall. The Kepler maze will be open daily, Oct. 1 until Oct. 31, 2011.

In addition to the maze, opening day activities will include representatives from NASA speaking about space exploration, and remarks by Deborah Feng, acting deputy center director of NASA Ames. The event also has numerous other activities, including an aerial ropes course, zip lines, train rides and more. The Dell’Osso Family Farm is located at 501 Manthey Road in Lathrop, Calif., near Tracy, about 72 miles east of Mountain View, Calif. Reporters interested in attending the Space Farm 7 corn maze events should contact Michele Johnson at michele.johnson@nasa.gov or 650-604-4789.

Opening day program agenda (free):

   12:00 p.m. – Welcome from Deborah L. Feng, acting deputy director of NASA’s Ames Research Center
   12:15 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – Sustaining Life in Space: Regenerative Spacecraft Life Support Systems.
                              Speaker: Dr. John Hogan
   1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – Kepler, the Planet Seeker. Speakers: Dr. Steve Howell and Dr. Steve Bryson
   1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Guest appearance and autograph signing by Astronaut Yvonne Cagle, M.D.

The Dell'Osso Family Farm will have additional activities available (for a fee):

  • Kepler-themed Corn Maze tour
  • Cowboy Show
  • Pumpkin Blasters
  • Zip Lines
  • Tractor Train Ride
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides

For more information and to buy tickets for Dell'Osso Family Farm's Oct. 1 Opening Day, visit: http://www.pumpkinmaze.com/scheduleofevents2011.html

There is a contest for the best best corn maze design. If you want Kepler--I mean Dell'Osso Family Farms-- to win, visit http://www.spacefarm7.com and cast your vote for Dell Osso Farm. And spread the word!

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