The First Monday of Each Month
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 scientis 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.
Return to the Moon: Apollo's Legacy
January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
Amazingly, it has been 40 years since a human being walked on the Moon. Now there is renewed interest in exploring our cosmic companion-who will be the first to return? Dr. Philip Blanco will revisit some of the highlights of the Apollo program with newly restored archival footage as well as survey current and future efforts in lunar exploration.
Dr. Philip Blanco is a lecturer in physics and astronomy at Grossmont College. He obtained his PhD in Edinburgh, Scotland and has performed research using ground-based and space-based telescopes. In the 1990s, he worked under contract with NASA to support one of its X-ray astronomy satellites. Dr. Philip Blanco recalls one of his early influences as watching the Apollo 11 landings live on television.
Noon Theater Show: Hidden Universe
Tiny Toxic: What to Do About the Butts
February 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
There are almost six trillion cigarettes smoked each year throughout the world, and up to two thirds of the butts from these are tossed carelessly into the environment. Cigarette butts are the most common single item picked up on beach and urban cleanups each year, and they pollute our natural and urban environments more than just about any other form of trash. We all know how harmful cigarettes are to human health, but what is less known is how all the discarded butts might affect aquatic environments and possibly human health. Professor Tom Novotny is professor of global health at San Diego State University and founder of the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project. He will talk to us about current research on this issue and about what new ideas are needed to mitigate this significant environmental problem.
Dr. Novotny is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a retired flag officer of the US Public Health Service. He began his career as a family physician in a small town in Northern California, served as an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as Assistant Surgeon General and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health in the Bush and Clinton Administrations. He currently teaches epidemiology, global health and health policy at the Graduate School of Public Health, SDSU and is an Adjunct Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at UC San Diego.
Noon Theater Show: To The Arctic