Friday, September 04, 2015

Official Newsletter - Fall 2015

Volume 15, Issue 3
Fall 2015
Fall is a great time to visit the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC - we have great shows playing in the 40 foot dome theater and the new traveling exhibition, Sonic Sensation, opens Thursday, September 17th. Also, on October 23rd & 24th we will feature BubbleMania: Science, Art, and Comedy with Casey Carle! Lastly, please check our schedule for monthly music shows, star gazing parties and the new $1 dome shows on Super Tuesday. Read the highlights below, visit our website at or call us at 903-510-2312 to learn more.

Hope to see you soon!  
Kim Lessner
Director, Center for Earth & Space Science Education
Sonic Sensation presents a fun and informative opportunity to explore sound in our environment. Learn about the anatomy and physics of how we hear, find out about sound waves and what you can do to protect your hearing. 
Sonic Sensation consists of fourteen fun, interactive exhibits. There will be exhibit stations that allow you to experiment with different pitches and frequencies, make a movie soundtrack, and step into the ever-popular Scream Chamber! 
Bubblemania with Casey Carle
Witness the unique combination of science, art, and comedy in Casey Carle's stage show BubbleMania! Learn how bubbles form, why they're spherical, how to make a cube bubble and the science of bubble bursting - each topic related to the physical laws of the natural world. 

Carle is a trained actor who debuted BubbleMania in 1990. Carle has served as a consultant on soap bubble routines for Cirque du Soleil and has been featured on The Discovery Channel. He regularly performs across the United States and has traveled to Singapore, Mexico, and Japan to present BubbleMania.
New Dome Shows: "Journey to the Stars" 
and "Passport to the Universe" 

The dazzling Journey to the Stars carries visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. The show takes viewers on a tour of familiar stellar formations, explores new celestial mysteries, and discovers the fascinating story that connects us all to the stars.
"Easily the most beautiful planetarium show I have ever seen" - The New York Times
"Entertainer Whoopi Goldberg's narration makes the complex topics seem like a thrilling tale around a campfire" - Scientific American

Traversing billions of light years, Passport to the Universe takes an incredible journey from our home planet and the Milky Way galaxy to the edge of the universe. Audiences fly beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and out into the vastness of the observable universe. 
"The most eloquent summary of the museum's achievement will be the look on the faces of children...stunned by a virtual trek from Earth to the edge of the observable universe" - The New York Times 

"The show is as exciting as anything in a theme park, and yet it has great authority." - The New Yorker

Announcing $1 Dome Shows
Join us on SUPER TUESDAYS at the Center for Earth and Space Science Education! Every Tuesday, during the months of September and October,  tickets to each dome show will only be $1.00! Take advantage of this back-to-school special and see a dome show for less than the cost of a soda.
Back by popular demand: "Rock and Roll Friday" at the Dome Theater

On the third Friday of every month TJC's Science Center will present SpacePark360 at 7 p.m. and Rock on Demand at 8 p.m. Musical selections and graphic images will vary month to month.
SpacePark360 takes audiences on a wild, immersive ride through the solar system, recreating the experience of amusement park thrill rides - roller coasters, pendulums and more. 

Rock on Demand fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visitors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000-watt, digital surround sound system plays rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to The Doors and Aerosmith.

Upcoming Events: 

New Exhibit Sonic Sensation opens

September 17th

Public Science Lecture Series free admission

September 17th

Rock and Roll Friday
September 18th

Lunar Eclipse Star Party free admission

September 27th

Public Science Lecture Series free admission

October 15th

Rock and Roll Friday
October 16th
Star Party free admission             October 17th
Bubblemania limited enagagement
October 23-24th
Kid's Day free admission for childrenNovember 7th
Star Party free admissionNovember 14th
Public Science Lecture Series free admissionNovember 18th
Rock and Roll FridayNovember 20th

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

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