The First Monday of Each Month
Monday, Nov 7, 2016 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, Dec 5, 2016 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, Jan 2, 2017 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Lots of science fun!
Explore the exhibits!
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. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the galleries and special senior discounts in Craveology and the North Star Science Store.
Sharp Minds Lecture Series for Adults
Join local scientists to learn about a variety of topics as they share their latest research in a friendly and exciting environment. Sharp Minds lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. on the first Monday of the month (except Labor Day) and are held in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.
The Sharp Minds 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.
Date: November 7
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Noon Theater Show: Adventures in Wild California
Lecture Topic: The Periodic Table of Awesome
The chemistry world has had a big year; four new elements were officially added to the periodic table and new names have been proposed. What's the periodic table all about? What do the rows and columns mean and how do they relate to the composition of each element? Professor Shane Haggard will show us that the periodic table isn't just a tough homework assignment—it's a map of building blocks of our universe!
Shane Haggard is the assistant professor of analytical chemistry at San Diego City College. He is a self-proclaimed “science geek” and his love of science started at a young age by mixing things together just to see what would happen. Professor Haggard looks at the world through the eyes of a chemist, trying to figure out how everything is interconnected. He enjoys passing on his enthusiasm for chemistry to students and general audiences so they can see the world through the eyes of a chemist, too.
Date: December 5
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Noon Theater Show: Amazing Journeys
Lecture Topic: The Sky is NOT the Limit With an Aerospace Engineering Degree
A degree in Aerospace Engineering can provide women incredibly diverse opportunities in the workplace. Not only can you design both aircraft and spacecraft, but you can also work on commercial or defense systems, domestic or international programs, for large corporations or small start-ups. Throughout your career, you can be a design engineer, a test engineer, a flight engineer, a systems engineer, a program manager, a business leader and even CEO! The sky is not the limit for someone who obtains this challenging but extremely rewarding degree.
Jill Meyers has over 30 years of experience developing and supporting aerospace and communications systems worldwide. Her career started as a computer systems analyst in the U.S. Air Force, where she operated and maintained ground radar and data communication systems worldwide. Jill has held key positions on aircraft, spacecraft and avionics programs including: radar system upgrades on the U.S, NATO, and U.K. Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft; support to the Global Positioning System Satellite program; development of airborne communication systems on Air Force One and the C-32/C-40 Executive VIP aircraft; design, manufacture and FAA Certification of the Eclipse 500 jet; and production of communication and navigation systems on the F-35 Lighting II fighter jet.