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Senior Mondays

The First Monday of Each Month

Lots of science fun!
Lots of science fun!
Explore the exhibits!
Explore the exhibits!
Enjoy a lecture!
Enjoy a lecture!

The first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, a show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and a lecture on the quietest day of the month for only $8! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted. The Fleet's doors will open at 9:30 a.m. on the first Monday each month to get Senior Monday started early.

Lecture Series for Adults
Join local scientis to learn about a variety of topics as they share their latest research in a friendly and exciting environment. Beginning in October 2013, lectures will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

The lecture is free with purchase of the noon theater ticket. Tickets are required to attend the lecture and can be requested at the Ticket Counter. Visitors are encouraged to stay to enjoy the galleries and special senior discounts in Galileo’s Café and the North Star Science Store.


SCHEDULE:

Date: August 3

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Noon Theater Show: Flight of the Butterflies

Lecture Topic: The Science of Aging

Throughout human history, man has searched for the fountain of youth, but what really makes us age? Why are our cells programmed to grow old? What are the effects of diet and exercise on the aging process? What are blue zones and how do they improve longevity? We will uncover many of these questions and more during our upcoming lecture on The Science of Aging by RH Gutierrez MD.

Bio:
Dr. RH Gutierrez’s resume includes a Medical Doctorate, a degree in Biology and training in various martial arts. In 2003, he taught Human Anatomy at Santa Monica College. RH Gutierrez then moved to San Diego in 2007 to teach General Biology, Human Biology and Human Physiology at various colleges and taught Karate as a hobby at Sherman Heights Community Center. When San Diego State University began a Doctorate in Physical Therapy program, RH Gutierrez set up and taught the Clinical Anatomy as a founding member of the faculty. He currently owns and operates Three Coral Dojo and has recently authored two books about the Karate thematic, Cereus and the Rarest Thing and Breaking Points. For more information visit: www.karatedr.com.

 

Please Note:
No lecture in September due to holiday.

 

Date: October 5

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Noon Theater Show: Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean

Lecture Topic: Baja’s Wild Side: A Photographic Journey Through Northern Baja California’s Imperiled Pacific Coast Region

Sharks migrating between California and Baja California, Mexico are threatened by fishing activity in both countries. Join Scripps shark expert, Dr. Daniel Cartamil, as he explores the ecology and behaviors of these fascinating animals and discusses the issues relevant to the sustainability of our local shark populations. This fascinating topic is illustrated with breathtaking photography from Dr. Cartamil’s upcoming book, Baja’s Wild Side: A Photographic Journey through Northern Baja California’s Imperiled Pacific Coast Region.

Bio:
Dr. Daniel Cartamil has a Master’s degree in marine biology from CSU Long Beach and a PhD in marine biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Currently, Dr. Cartamil conducts shark research at Scripps and has a private practice as an environmental consultant for the desalination industry.