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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. 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. 


SCHEDULE:

Date: March 6, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Noon Theater Show: Everest

Lecture Topic: How Old is Sunlight?

It doesn’t take very long for sunlight to arrive here from the sun, but how long has it been “alive”? When, where, and how is a beam of sunlight born? More of a story teller than a lecturer, Peter will eventually arrive at the answers, but not without a lot of interesting twists and turns along the way. What is it like inside of a star? How does a star generate our entire spectrum of light AND all the basic elements of the Periodic Table? Why was there an argument about whether light is a wave or a particle? Why would the sunlight have an argument with you about how old it really is? There are lots of surprises in store.

 

Bio:

Peter Volkert is retired from a life of science and engineering. He has a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Education. After nine years as a USAF pilot, he spent 32 years in manufacturing and quality management. Peter never stopped learning, and when he wasn’t working, he was reading books about how the universe began and quantum mechanics, and taking video courses about dark matter and chaos theory and anything else that could tell him how things work.


Date: April 3, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Noon Theater Show: The Human Body

Lecture Topic: A Dietary Evolution

Dr. K.B. Lim will give a description of his personal experience of dietary evolution from that of a vegetarian for 4 years, through a total reversal to a Paleo diet for one year and then veganism for the last 3 years. During the last 3 years, he has researched the science behind nutrition, and he will share with you why the adoption of a whole food and plant-based diet with lifestyle changes can likely prevent the onset of obesity, diabetes, possibly cancer and other chronic debilitating medical conditions.

 

Bio:

K.B. Lim, MD., FRCS(C) is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist who had all his training at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Reproductive Medicine at UCSD School of Medicine where he was on the full time faculty from 1979 till the end of 1981, after which he started a solo Ob/Gyn practice in Del Mar until the end of 2012. Since then, he has shared with interested people from all walks of life he meets on his extensive travel, his research into the science of nutrition, the use of food as medicine, as well as the health reasons for following a vegan diet with lifestyle changes.