I want to tell everyone about two great events starting this week at The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.
Pat Rawlings & The Artist's Universe
Thursday, Nov 7th, at 7:00PM Space Illustrator and Designer Pat Rawlings will be here to help open the new Artist's Universe Mars Space Art exhibit.
This is a special, free event open to our members only. However, if you are not a member you can easily become one. The cost is only $35 for a basic membership and $30 for each additional family member. Membership allows you a full year of free unlimited daily admission to the museum, planetarium shows, and special members-only events like this one. For information about membership visit www.tjc.edu/cesse/membership.
For more than 30 years, Pat Rawlings has illustrated - or, you could say, "storyboarded" - the future of space exploration. His realistic views of both human and robotic space exploration provide a chronology of the plans, hopes and aspirations of some of the planet's best visionaries.
"The Artists' Universe: Mars," features 34 paintings by space artists, including Rawlings, who are members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists. He is an IAAA charter fellow and trustee. Two of Rawlings' works, "Red Storm" and "The Pit," will be featured.
"The Artists' Universe: Mars" exhibit runs Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 5.
Looking for a great outing with the kids this Saturday? Come help us kick off our 50th year as a science education center at Tyler Junior College by joining us Saturday, November 9, for
On November 9th, kids 12 and under will be admitted to CESSE for free all day (10:30am-6:00pm)
. To celebrate the future scientists who will lead us into tomorrow, we'll be showing kid-approved shows all day in the dome, and celebrating our planetarium's 50th birthday with birthday cake and other fun things in the classroom. After you've enjoyed your cake, be sure to check out our Origins: Dawn of the Dinosaurs exhibit in the exhibit hall, and the new coral reef tank, full of new marine friends you may not have met before!
In honor of our young explorers and discoverers, the schedule of shows on Saturday will be as follows:
- 11:00 - Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
- 12:00 - Astronaut
- 1:00 - Little Star That Could
- 2:00 - Dinosaur Passage to Pangea
- 3:00 - Space Park 360
- 4:00 - Astronaut
- 5:00 - Earth, Moon, & Sun
- 6:00 - Space Park 360
For more information, give us a call at 903-510-2312, email us at email@example.com, visit us at http://www.tjc.edu/cesse/, or stop by and see us!
Hope to see you on Saturday (Nov 9) for Kid's Day!
Dr. Tom Hooten, Ed.D.
Director, The Center for Earth & Space Science Education