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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 scientists 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.

 

10,000 Years: The Archaeological History of San Diego

April 7, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

San Diego is blessed with abundant natural and cultural resources. Over 23,000 archaeological sites have been discovered in San Diego County. These sites contain the material culture of people who have lived in the region for over 10,000 years. This presentation will discuss the changes in artifacts and lifestyles of the ancient people who called San Diego home.

Bio:

Ms. Stankowski received a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Anthropology from San Diego State University and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University. She has been with the San Diego Archaeological Center since 1996, leading the effort to preserve our archaeological legacy. She brings an understanding of curation issues and museum management to SDAC and has led symposia on curation throughout the state. Ms. Stankowski also seeks new and innovative ways for the public to connect with the past, including exhibits, seminars and school presentations.

Noon Theater Show: Mummies

 


Historical Droughts in California

May 5, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

2014 has been one of the worst drought years in California. Join us as we take a close look at California’s current drought situation from a local meteorologist. This presentation will give an overview of historical droughts that have impacted California this year and in the past three years combined.

Bio:

Alex Tardy has worked for NOAA’s National Weather Service since 1993 and is currently the Warning and Partner Coordination Meteorologist in San Diego. He graduated from the State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science. Tardy is active in the American Meteorological Society, a member of Weather and Analysis Committee and Vice President of the Local San Diego Chapter.

Noon Theater Show: Tornado Alley