The First Monday of Each Month
Monday, Jun 3, 2013 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Monday, Jul 1, 2013 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Monday, Aug 5, 2013 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
The first Monday of every month, seniors 65 and better can enjoy the Science Center exhibits, an IMAX film, and educational programming on the quietest day of the month for only $7! No coupons or additional discounts are accepted.
Afternoon Scholars: A 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. Each lecture takes place at 12:30 p.m.
The lecture is free with admission. Tickets are required to attend the lecture and can be requested at the Ticket Counter. Lecture space is limited, and lectures often sell out. Visitors are encouraged to purchase lecture tickets by 11:00 a.m. and then enjoy the galleries and special senior discounts in Galileo’s Café and the North Star Science Store.
Reception and snacks brought to you by ScholarShare College Savings Plan. (3/2012 - 3/2013)
It's All About Orbits
Have you ever wondered why the constellation Orion seems to be visible for so much of the year? Why the full moon always rises into the soft light of an early evening sky? What the astrological signs really have to do with astronomy? Or when we'll encounter the next big asteroid, or see the next spectacular comet or meteor shower or solar eclipse? It's all about orbits! So come and join John Nickel as he explains what's going on with these objects that restlessly circle our solar neighborhood (and beyond!) and shares some fun and often amazing facts about the night sky -- both the things we see every day but might never have really thought about, as well as those rare special events that are worth getting up early for!
John Nickel has been a trainer and presenter for the American Cancer Society for 25 years. Teaching and astronomy have always been his passions, and over the years John has been a science and astronomy guest speaker to a number of local schools and groups, including Warren-Walker School, Dana Middle School, The Bishop's School, and the Boy Scouts of America (not to mention the night sky guru at many a campout!). He is an engaging and entertaining presenter who can make any topic come to life.
Rise Above Plastics
Rise Above Plastic is a SurfRider campaign whose mission is to reduce the impacts of plastics on San Diego’s coastal environment. Discuss how to pomote awareness of plastic pollution, recycling, and encourage the reduction of single-use plastics.
Scott Harrison is a former founder of the RAP campaign and also serves on the San Diego County Chapter Advisory Committee.
2pm Theater Show: Coral Reef Adventure