Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Center for Earth & Space Science Education Newsletter - Spring 2012

Volume 12, Issue 1
Spring 2012

Thank you for your active involvement in the Center for Earth & Space Science Education. In this quarterly newsletter, we will talk about upcoming exhibits and events, summer camps, and memberships. We also have a "Meet the Staff" section. Lastly, we are happy to offer a coupon for one free admission to a planetarium show (with the purchase of one Adult admission), which you'll find at the bottom of the newsletter.  

Clear skies!  

 

Dr. Tom Hooten,

Director, Center for Earth & Space Science Education


"Looking for Fun in the Universe"

Come relax with your favorite planetarium show! The Center for Earth & Space Science Education will be open all Spring Break with an expanded schedule. For a full list of show times or to purchase tickets online, check our website.

 

March 11th-17th

 


Great Balls of Fire Exhibit Ending Soon!
The Great Balls of Fire exhibit will be closing at the end of May. Don't miss your chance to see the exhibit and the "World's Largest Oriented Meteorite" before it's gone! 

 

Ending May 27th! 

 

 
Live Telescopic Viewing of Venus Transit
The Center for Earth & Space Science Education will be holding a live telescopic viewing of Venus transiting the Sun. We will be providing glasses so everyone in attendance can see this spectacle. This is the last time in our lifetimes this event is happening, so don't miss out!   

 

June 5th 

 









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"Egypt: Secrets of the Mummies"

Take this opportunity to look at the only face from the Bible you'll ever see: Ramesses the Great. Starting June 5th, the Center for Earth & Space Science Education is proud to present a new planetarium show, "Egypt: Secrets of the Mummies," featuring an inside look at the discovery of the tomb of the most powerful Egyptian pharaoh of all time. Alongside this show is also a new exhibit to enjoy, featuring Egyptian statues, a replica of a tomb, CT scans of mummies, "What Does a Mummy Smell Like," and much more!

 

"Journey to the royal tombs of Egypt and explore the history of ancient Egyptian society as told through the mummies of the past. Narrated by Christopher Lee. Produced by Giant Screen Films. 40 minutes." View the trailer here.

 

This show will only be available from June 5th-August 19th, so don't miss out! Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket counter when you arrive. 


 

Memberships

The Center for Earth & Space Science Education is now proud to offer memberships! Not only will you receive member-exclusive benefits, but your membership will also help support a variety of exhibits like the Brenham Meteorite, Great Balls of Fire, and the Meteorite, Earth & Lunar Rock Collection. By becoming a member, you will also be supporting our spectacular planetarium shows and our groundbreaking educational outreach programs.

 

All Members enjoy a full year of benefits, including:

  • Free unlimited daily admission
  • Free unlimited admission to new planetarium shows
  • Subscription to the CESSE member newsletter
  • Class and camp discounts
  • Invitations to special members-only events
  • Personalized membership card

We offer a variety of memberships with a range of prices and benefits to suit everyone's needs! For more detailed membership information, visit our website or call 903-510-2312.


 

Summer Camps

  

Are you ready for an adventure? This summer, the Center for Earth & Space Science Education will be holding camps for children of all ages! Join us for a week of hands-on fun, education, and a lot more!

 

Egypt Camp - June 24th-30th.

Mars Science Lab Camp - August 5th-11th. 

 

For more information about our summer camps or to sign up today, call us at 903-510-2312. 


Upcoming Events: 


"Looking for Fun in the Universe" (Spring Break extended show and exhibit hours)

March 11th-17th

Pi day 

March 14th

Moon occults Pluto

March 16th 

Venus in Pleiades  

April 3rd  

Partial solar eclipse

May 20th

Last day to see Great Balls of Fire exhibit and the Brenham meteorite ("World's Largest Oriented Meteorite")

May 27th

Partial lunar eclipse

June 4th

Egypt show and exhibit grand opening, live telescopic viewing of Venus transiting the Sun

June 5th

Egypt camp

June 24th-30th

Mars Science Lab camp

August 5th-11th

Perseids meteor shower

August 12th

Last day to see Egypt exhibit

August 19th

Grand opening of Suited for Space exhibit

August 25th


Meet the Staff

Dr. Tom Hooten,
Director, Center for Earth & Space Science Education

Dr. Tom Hooten received his doctorate in Higher Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He worked as an engineer for L-3 Communications and as a Professor of Physics and Engineering at Tyler Junior College before taking on the roll of Director of Hudnall Planetarium at the TJC campus in 2004 (which underwent an extensive renovation and is now The Center for Earth & Space Science Education). 

  

Currently (or in the recent past), Dr. Hooten has served as the Two-Year College representative on the board of the Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, and is Member-At-Large for the Southwest Association of Planetariums. He is also the TJC contact for NASA's Community College Aerospace Scholar program and a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. In his spare time, Dr. Hooten likes to read, write, travel, and think and do things related to astronomy and science education.


 

Contact Us:                                                           
The Center for Earth & Space Science Education

1411 East Lake St.
 Tyler, TX 75701                                                                                    903-510-2312

  One FREE admission with the purchase of one Adult admission.

CODE: SPRINGNEWS1   Use the code to buy tickets at www.tjc.edu/cesse or bring this coupon to the ticket counter to exchange for a ticket.  
 
Center for Earth and Space Science Education | 1411 E. Lake St. | Tyler, Texas 75701 | 903-510-2312
Offer Expires:  May 27, 2012
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