The First Monday of Each Month
Monday, Apr 7, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Monday, May 5, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Monday, Jun 2, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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.
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.
Reception snacks are provided by ScholarShare College Savings Plan.
Watching Stars Die: The Hunt for Supernova Progenitors
March 3, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
Roughly once per second in the observable Universe, a star ends its life in a catastrophic explosion called a supernova. Astronomers have long believed that only Nature's most massive stars—roughly 1 out of every 400 stars born—will end in this dramatic manner. This theory is finally being directly tested through the careful examination of images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Professor Leonard will share the results of these studies in his lecture.
Douglas Leonard is the Associate Professor of Astronomy at San Diego State University. Dr. Leonard received his B.A. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. His publications include over 75 articles in technical literature. A passionate science educator, his latest endeavors include work on several BBC/Horizon videos on black holes, cosmology and the deaths of stars.
Noon Theater Show: Cosmic Voyage
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.
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