Wednesday, May 19, 2010

PSC news for May. 19, 2010

Posted on behalf of Pacific Science Center:

Reach For The Stars!
Pacific Science Center is excited to announce that NASA has awarded us a $1.1 million grant to develop NASA Now, a program to increase educational outreach in earth and space sciences while inspiring young adults to pursue careers within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. This means updating our planetarium with a state-of-the-art digital projector system, expanded outreach offerings to schools and communities by adding a second portable digital projector to our Science On Wheels Space Odyssey program, and creation of the Track for Earth and Space Science Achievement (TESSA) program. As a component of the Science Center's youth development program, Discovery Corps, TESSA allows teens to explore careers in earth and space science alongside astronomy undergraduates. Learn More (148KB PDF)

Community Science Nights
Pacific Science Center's Science On Wheels outreach team is holding public events in communities around Washington state this spring and you are invited! Pacific Science Center and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction are sponsoring Community Science Nights in select cities to further our goal of bringing entertaining and educational science and math activities to diverse audiences. These free community events are being held at middle schools tonight, May 13 through June 12.  Learn More

Raise A Glass For Dino Wine-Oh!
Mark your calendars: Science with a Twist presents the fourth annual Dino Wine-Oh!  Learn about the science of wine tasting on Thursday, May 20 from 6-9 p.m. when one of our most popular events returns. This year features more than twenty local wineries, a presentation by wine journalist Richard Kinssies, and live music by DJ WD4D. Tickets for this 21+ event are $20 for the public and $17 for Pacific Science Center members – and going fast! Purchase yours today.  Buy Tickets

Gulp! How Did Dinosaurs Get SO Big?
If you've ever wondered how dinosaurs got so much bigger than modern animals, science may have found the answer. Researchers in Germany have a new theory that dinos ate their food much the same way humans consume fast food: they gulped it down!  Learn more about this Fred Flintstone-esque hypothesis.

Around The Americas In LA
The Around The Americas expedition has reached Los Angeles as Ocean Watch and crew prepare to return to Seattle in June.  Learn more about this incredible adventure.

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