Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Center for Earth & Space Science Education Newsletter - Fall 2013

Volume 13, Issue 3
Fall 2013

Thank you for your active involvement in the Center for Earth & Space Science Education. In this quarterly newsletter, we will talk about our Public Astronomy Lecture Series, Fall hours of operation, Star Parties, and new shows. 

 

Clear skies!  

 

Dr. Tom Hooten,

Director, Center for Earth & Space Science Education


Star Parties

Interested in astronomy? Come join us at the Center of Earth & Space Science Education for a Star Party! One Saturday a month, we'll be teaming up with the East Texas Astronomical Society to set up telescopes outside and take a look at the stars, planets, and various other objects visible in our night sky. Our presenters will also be taking you through a live tour of the galaxy in our planetarium dome.

 

Want to know the best part? Star Parties are completely free to the public!

   

 September 21st

October 19th

November 9th

 

8:00pm 

(Weather permitting)











Want to get more out of visiting the planetarium? Become a member!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Member's Event:
Pat Rawlings, NASA Space Artist
 
This Fall at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education, join us for an evening with Pat Rawlings, a renowned illustrator and designer known for his love of space. He has been drawing depictions of space exploration for NASA for over 30 years.
 
This is a Member's Only event, so make sure you sign up before it's too late!
   

November 7th

7:00pm

 

For more information on how to become a member or to fill out your membership forum, visit our website.










 Check out the
blog for more frequent updates!


 







Public Astronomy Lecture Series

This Fall, The Center for Earth & Space Science Education is proud to present the Public Astronomy Lecture Series. Come discuss fascinating topics with our astronomy experts, spanning from the Big Bang Theory, to comets, and even to the controversy between the theory of evolution and creationism in today's society. 
 
 
The Story of the Big Bang
Dr. Tom Hooten
September 7th
7:00pm

The Universe in a Meter
Asst. Director Justin Parish
October 5th
7:00pm
 
 Comet ISON
Professor Doug Parsons
November 2nd
7:00pm
 
 
 
This year the Center for Earth & Space Science Education is also celebrating it's 50th Aanniversary. In accordance, we're happy to be holding two extra (and very special) Public Astronomy Lecture Series.
 
 
America's Creation-Evolution Controversy
Dr. Karl Giberson 
November 23rd
7:00pm
 
Science & Faith 
Panel Discussion
November 24th
                 6:30pm
 
 
All regular lectures will be held at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education. The special 50th Anniversary lectures will be held in the TJC Apache Rooms. Tickets are $5 and purchasable at the door. 
See you soon!  
 

Now Showing: Extreme Planets & Space Junk!

  

Interested in space? Well we make it our business to be! This Fall at The Center for Earth & Space Science Education, we've got two new planetarium shows, and they're all about space.

 

In "Extreme Planets," get up and personal with some of the hundreds of extrasolar planets discovered by astronomers. Explore the idea of what "Earth-like" even means, and take an immersive journey to several worlds that may stretch the imagination, but aren't science fiction anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In "Space Junk," explode mind-boggling collisions, both natural and man-made. Discover how a growing ring of orbiting debris threatens the safety of Earth's orbits. Expert Don Kessler guides us through the challange we face in protecting them, forging a new age of space discovery.

 

Both shows opened on September 2nd and are available now until Spring.
 Times for the shows are available online, and tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket counter when you arrive. 

 

Fall Schedule
  
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: Open at 1:30pm, Close at 5pm
Friday: Open at 1:30pm, Close at 6pm
Saturday: Open at 10:30am, Close at 6pm
Sunday: Closed
 
    
This schedule begins September 2nd and will continue through 
December 21stExtended Holiday hours will begin on December 26th and will continue through January 3rd. 
 
Our state-of-the-art domed theater seats up to 85, so bring your family and friends! For more information on specific show times and ticket purchase, visit our website.  

Upcoming Events: 


Jurassic Summer ends

September 1st 

Begin Fall Hours of Operation

September 2nd

Public Astronomy Lecture Series - The Story of the Big Bang 

with Dr. Tom Hooten

September 7th

Star Party (weather permitting)

September 21st

Public Astronomy Lecture Series - The Universe in a Meter

with Assistant Director Justin Parish

October 5th

Astronomy Day

October 19th

Star Party (weather permitting)

October 19th

Public Astronomy Lecture Series - Comet ISON

with Professor Doug Parsons

November 2nd

Space Art Exhibit Begins

November 5th

Member's Event with Pat Rawlings, NASA Space Artist

November 7th

Kid's Day (Children 12 and under admitted for free)

November 9th

Star Party (weather permitting)

November 9th

50th Anniversary Public Astronomy Lecture Series -

America's Creation-Evolution Controversy

with Dr. Karl Giberson

November 23rd

50th Anniversary Public Astronomy Lecture Series -

Science & Faith Panel Discussion

November 24th

Begin Holiday Extended Hours of Operation

December 26th

Begin Spring Hours of Operation

January 4th

Contact Us:                                                           
The Center for Earth & Space Science Education
1411 East Lake St.
 Tyler, TX 75701                                                                                    903-510-2312

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