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AstronoMay At Pacific Science Center
Join Pacific Science Center for a month-long celebration of everything astronomy-related with hands-on activities, speakers and more during AstronoMay, May 7-28.
Starting May 7, guests and Members are invited to engage in conversations with some of the nation’s top astronomers, astrophysicists and astrobiologists, explore hands-on activities including telescope observations and tinkering in our Tinker Tank, experience the outer limits of space in our Planetarium and IMAX documentary movies, including A Beautiful Planet 3D.
Two of the astronauts who filmed the breathtaking sequences of Earth, space and the International Space Station in A Beautiful Planet 3D will visit Pacific Science Center along with the movie’s director, Toni Meyer on May 17. Join us for this FREE 11:45 a.m. screening — first come, first served.
Lectures scheduled during AstronoMay:
Saturn’s Hazy Moon Titan with Dr. Sandeep Singh
Saturday, May 14, 2:30 p.m. Willard Smith Planetarium
Dr. Sandeep Singh is a Planetary Scientist from the Bear Fight Institute in Winthrop, Washington. He will speak about Saturn’s largest moon Titan. He has worked on NASA’s Rosetta, Cassini, and DAWN missions. Currently he is involved in planning Europa 202, a mission to the city moon of Jupiter.
Water on Mars? with Dave Cuomo
Saturday, May 14, 4 p.m. Willard Smith Planetarium
For over 100 years we have wondered whether there was water on Mars. Join Planetarium Supervisor Dave Cuomo as he explores the history of the search and shares some of the latest results.
Pluto & Charon Up-close with Dr. Will Grundy
Sunday, May 22, 2:15 p.m. PACCAR Theater
Dr. Will Grundy, the lead investigator for the surface composition team of New Horizons, will present close-up images of Pluto and Charon in the PACCAR IMAX Theater at the Pacific Science Center. Dr. Grundy’s research involves icy outer Solar System planets, satellites, and Kuiper belt objects, using a broad variety of observational, theoretical, laboratory, and space-based techniques. Grundy is an editor for Icarus, the leading scientific journal for solar system studies, and also serves on a variety of national scientific advisory bodies, most recently NASA’s Small Bodies Assessment Group.
Listen to this quick PacSci Podcast for more information on AstronoMay.