Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Official Newsletter - Summer 2014

Volume 14, Issue 3
Summer 2014

Thank you for your active involvement in the Center for Earth & Space Science Education. In this quarterly newsletter, we will talk about da Vinci Summer, our new exhibit Machines in Motion, new shows, our planetarium membership drive, summer camps, and our extended summer schedule. 

 

Clear skies!  

 

Dr. Tom Hooten,

Director, Center for Earth & Space Science Education


 
Leonardo da Vinci
2-for-1 
Membership Special!

Become a friend of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education and discover what the universe has to offer. Purchase a membership between May 30th and September 7th, 2014 and receive a second one-year membership completely free!

Your membership helps support a variety of science center exhibits such as Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion and much more. Your gift will also support our world-class educational outreach programs and ground-breaking planetarium shows.

Your membership will start the day you sign up, not the beginning of the current year, so no time is ever wasted.

 Become a member today!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 









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Summer Camps!
 
Love science? Come join us this summer for some serious fun with summer camps! Each day will consist of various activities in the Ornelas Health & Physical Education Center and the classroom here at the planetarium.

   

 Inside da Vinci's Studio Camp

June 23rd-27th

Ages 6-11, A.M.  

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Designs of da Vinci Camp

July 7th-11th

Ages 6-11, A.M.  

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Tour of the Galaxy Camp

July 14th-18th

Ages 6-11, A.M.

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Exploring Energy Camp

July 21st-25th

Ages 8-11, A.M.

 

Trash Bashers

July 21st-25th

Ages 6-11, P.M.

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Going Batty

July 28th-August 1st

Ages 5-10, A.M.

 

Exploring Mars

July 28th-August 1st

Ages 8-11, P.M.

 

 

For more information on each camp or to register, visit the TJC website.
 



A Leonardo da Vinci Summer: Machines in Motion

Leonardo da Vinci was not only a great painter and sculptor but also a genius designer, architect, and engineer far ahead of his time. This summer, you can witness the genius of da Vinci first hand right here in Tyler, Texas.
 
The Center for Earth & Space Science Education and Discovery Science Place are proud to present "Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion," an interactive exhibition with 40 operational, actual-size working machines. All straight from the mind of da Vinci himself, these machines are brought to reality by a modern team of scientists and artisans using the same craftsmanship that Leonardo would have used in his time.

The exhibit is organized into four parts, b
ased on pre-scientific studies of the elements of nature: earth, water, air, and fire.The Center for Earth & Space Science Education hosts Water and Air, while the Discovery Science Place  hosts Earth and Fire.
   
When you purchase a da Vinci Summer ticket, you gain access to the entire Machines in Motion exhibit at both venues, and a day pass to see as
many planetarium shows in our dome as you'd like!        
 

This event is for a limited-time only, beginning May 24th and continuing through September 7th. For more information or to purchase tickets online, 
visit the da Vinci Summer website. You may also purchase tickets at the door at either venue. See you soon! 
 

Two New Shows: "The Last Reef" & "Back to the Moon" Now Open!

  

Interested in both the above and below? So are we! This summer, The Center for Earth & Space Science Education is proud to present two new planetarium shows all about space and the ocean.

 

In "Back to the Moon," take a look at the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s and what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbor. This year, internationally distributed teams work together to innovate and engineer their own lunar landers, competing in the world's largest incintivized contest, Google Lunar XPRIZE. The $30 million prize is designed to create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon - but who will win?

 

 

  

In "The Last Reef," fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish; visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see -  where the tiniest creatures support the greatest predators.

 

We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea with a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undeniably connected. They have been shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years. The fossil record shows that given time they have recovered from all of earth's major extinction events. Yet within our lifetime reefs have come to face their greatest threat...

 

Both shows opened on May 24th and are available now through the end of da Vinci Summer (September 7th), so come see them while you can! Times for the shows are available online, and tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter when you arrive. 

Extended Summer Schedule

Looking for some fun? For your convenience, this summer, The Center for Earth & Space Science Education is open even longer! Experience da Vinci Summer: come explore our Machines in Motion exhibit and see a public show on our 40-foot dome!  
 
Monday-Saturday: Open at 10:30am, Close at 5pm
Sunday: Open at 12:30pm, Close at 5pm 
Doors close and last show begins at 5:00pm

  

This schedule is for a limited time only, beginning May 24th and continuing through September 7th. Our state-of-the-art domed theater seats up to 85, so bring your family and friends! Our shows this summer will start every hour on the hour. For more information on show descriptions and specific show times, visit our website.  

Upcoming Events: 


Summer Solstice

June 21st 

Inside da Vinci's Studio Camp 

June 23rd-27th

Designs of da Vinci Camp 

July 7th-11th

Tour of the Galaxy Camp 

July 14th-18th 

Trash Bashers & Exploring Energy Camps 

July 21st-25th 

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

July 27th

Going Batty & Exploring Mars Camps 

July 28th-August 1st 

Perseids Meteor Shower 

August 11th 

da Vinci Summer ends 

September 7th 

Public Astronomy Lecture 

September 18th

Earthquake exhibit opens 

September 20th 

Star Party 

September 20th

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

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