Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:13:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/pacsci-site-icon-320x320-150x150.jpg Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org 32 32 Fresh Sheet – July 22, 2017 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/life-sciences-blog/fresh-sheet-2017-07-22/ Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:01:46 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17607 Atlas Moth

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[caption id="attachment_17605" align="alignnone" width="1920"]Atlas Moth Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth)[/caption]

Whenever we get a pupa shipment with Atlas Moths (Attacus atlas) as we did this week from Malaysia, we love to feature them on our weekly Fresh Sheet. This week is no exception.

Recent visitors may notice that we still have a lone cocoon hanging in our Tropical Butterfly House emerging window. This last fellow from the May 27 shipment – along with three females hanging out in the emerging room – is experiencing diapause. They may emerge any day now.

In the meantime, enjoy this interesting link of "5 Awesome Facts About the Atlas Moth" then visit our Tropical Butterfly House and see these giant Lepidoptera in person!

Penang Butterfly Farm
Malaysia

30 - Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth)
5 - Catopsilia scylla (Orange Emigrant)
118 - Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)
25 - Hypolimnas bolina (Blue moon)
50 - Idea leuconoe (Paper Kite)
10 - Lexias dirtea (Archduke)
20 - Papilio memnon (Great Memnon)
120 - Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper)
12 - Precis atlites (Gray Pansy)
10 - Tirumala septentrionis (Dark Blue Tiger)
100 - Vindula dejone (The Cruiser)

Total = 500

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"Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.

These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center.

If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information.

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Craft Cocktails You Will Only Find At THEORY https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/news/craft-cocktails-will-find-theory/ Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:16:27 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17579

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Craft Cocktail

For many Seattleites (of legal drinking age), the summer season ushers in the constant pursuit of an outdoor venue to sip on refreshing cocktails. Look no further than Pacific Science Center. On July 28, we will be hosting the party of the summer at THEORY: Festival 2017, complete with drinks, dancing and DJs all al-fresco.

We've partnered with Heritage Distilling to provide you with an exclusive cocktail list sure to provide you with refreshing libations designed to enjoy while soaking up the summer sunshine.

Anti-Gravity

Imagine if you could transport your taste buds to Hawaii - that's what this drink is.

  • Hibiscus Vodka
  • Tonic Water
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Poured over crushed ice and garnished with a twist of lime

Solar Flare

Like its namesake, this drink is an eruption of intense high-energy in the form of flavor.

  • Elk Rider Blended Whiskey
  • Pineapple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Poured over ice and garnished with a cherry

Nebula (VIP bar exclusive)

Don't let the blue hue fool you!

  • Brown Sugar Bourbon
  • Raspberries and blueberries
  • Tonic water
  • Muddled raspberries and blueberries in a tall glass, topped with ice and a lemon wedge to garnish

Both general admission and VIP ticket holders have access to open bar – which means you will be able to conduct your own taste test. Plus: you'll be drinking in the name of igniting curiosity and bringing science to life. We can cheers to that!

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  • Hibiscus Vodka
  • Tonic Water
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Poured over crushed ice and garnished with a twist of lime
Solar Flare Like its namesake, this drink is an eruption of intense high-energy in the form of flavor.
  • Elk Rider Blended Whiskey
  • Pineapple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Poured over ice and garnished with a cherry
Nebula (VIP bar exclusive) Don't let the blue hue fool you!
  • Brown Sugar Bourbon
  • Raspberries and blueberries
  • Tonic water
  • Muddled raspberries and blueberries in a tall glass, topped with ice and a lemon wedge to garnish
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Ethan Stowell Restaurants Join The Most Spectacular Party Of The Summer https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/news-media/ethan-stowell-restaurants-join-spectacular-party-summer/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:47:12 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17516 Theory: Festival 2017

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Local chef to be featured at Pacific Science Center's THEORY: Festival 2017 on July 28

SEATTLE, WA (July 18, 2017) –Local chef Ethan Stowell has joined the list of VIP food offerings with delectable flavors of the Pacific Northwest at Pacific Science Center's THEORY: Festival 2017.

THEORY is an all-inclusive night of entertainment, guests will enjoy food from local restaurants, dancing, craft beer, wine and cocktails, laser karaoke, live science demonstrations and exclusive access to the exhibit everyone is talking about: Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Seattle's premiere outdoor event of the summer takes place Friday, July 28 from 7 p.m. to Midnight.

Ethan Stowell will be providing bites exclusive to VIP ticket holders. The special menu features shrimp cocktail, Albacore tuna poke, Shigoku oysters, Dungeness crab and avocado crostini, smoked cod crostini, salumi boards and Castelvetrano olives. Other featured restaurants at THEORY include Il Fornaio and Thackeray. More information and tickets are available at www.pacificsciencecenter.org/theory-festival-2017.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: KEXP, Seattle Refined, Geekwire & Heritage Distilling Co.

About Ethan Stowell Restaurants
We keep it simple. We like to use fresh ingredients and we like to let the food do the talking. Generous bowls of house made pasta, locally-foraged mushrooms, delicately prepared fish, wood-fired pizza, a ribeye for two, and a passion for doing it right. For more information, visit ethanstowellrestaurants.com.

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MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Delaney Berreth
PR & Marketing Coordinator 
(206) 443-3659; dberreth@pacsci.org

ABOUT PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER
Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit institution in Seattle. The institution's mission is to ignite curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Pacific Science Center's award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.1 million people each year – in their communities, classrooms, and on the Pacific Science Center campus and at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center. Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark.

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(206) 443-3659; dberreth@pacsci.org ABOUT PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit institution in Seattle. The institution's mission is to ignite curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Pacific Science Center's award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.1 million people each year – in their communities, classrooms, and on the Pacific Science Center campus and at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center. Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. ### [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.63" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Tinker Tank Maker-in-Residence Volunteer (unpaid) https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/volunteer/tinker-tank-maker-in-residence/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:55:38 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17500 Tinker Tank

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The Maker in Residence volunteer position at Pacific Science Center's Tinker Tank is a unique, open-ended role for people with a wide variety of interests including engineering, hardware development, education, and the "Maker Movement." Akin to an Artist in Residency program, the Maker in Residence position provides space and materials to support individuals looking to develop, expand, and share their skills in science, technology, engineering, design, and tinkering. It is also intended to demonstrate to visitors and volunteers vast possibilities within engineering and the Maker Movement and inspire folks to participate.

The Maker in Residence builds, demonstrates, and engages visitors in small-scale prototyping, designing, fabricating, and all forms of making and tinkering. Ideal candidates are able to select, create, and discuss new or existing projects with the public, are very comfortable facilitating exploration with people of all ages and backgrounds, and are flexible with frequent adjustments in setting and surroundings as Tinker Tank is a very dynamic physical space.

Reports To: Tinker Tank Program Supervisor

Schedule: We are looking for someone who can become a recurring and expected presence in our space, and will therefore give preference to someone who can commit to volunteering a four-hour shift every week for the duration of the position.

Start Date: August 7, 2017

End Date: November 3, 2017 (extension possible)

Training: As this is a volunteer position, the Maker in Residence is required to attend one volunteer training that lasts approximately three hours.

Job Duties

  • Select, design, and prototype projects independently
  • Enthusiastically share their experience with children, families and the general public
  • Setup and keep the Maker in Residence station clean
  • Follow and model proper and safe tool use and maintenance
  • Document projects (and help us find an appropriate and successful medium for sharing)
  • Assist guests with wayfinding and ongoing activities when necessary

Required

  • Enjoy making, building, inventing, prototyping, teaching, sharing, and learning
  • Establish and follow a set schedule, quickly communicating changes when necessary
  • Can self-direct with project development and guest engagement
  • A plan of at least two projects that could be worked on during the program
  • Independently learn and problem-solve
  • Are familiar or interested in the Maker Movement, engineering, technology design, and/or multimedia art
  • Attend one general volunteer training/orientation
  • Commit to a minimum of twelve, four hour shifts during August, September and October
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Provide three references (one or more being a professional reference)
  • Age 16+

Benefits of the Maker in Residence include:

  • Access to a wide variety of materials
  • $100 per month worth of  project materials
  • Access to electronics and small-scale prototyping tools including soldering irons, 3D printers, vinyl cutter, and basic woodworking tools
  • Physical workstation and storage space to build projects
  • Collaboration with and access to Tinker Tank and Pacific Science Center staff and volunteers
  • Strong resume building position ideal for high school or college students with reference letters available upon request.

In your e-mail, please include a brief description of your experience, if any, making and/or teaching, why you are interested in being the Maker in Residence, and a list of 3 potential projects you would like to work on during the Maker in Residence program.

Typical Maker in Residence positions last for 3 months but can be adjusted based on scheduling preferences or availability.

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume to volunteers@pacsci.org with the title "Tinker Tank Maker-in-Residence Volunteer."

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Pacific Science Center

We are an independent, not-for-profit educational institution that ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us.

Pacific Science Center is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and it is expressed in all aspects, from the people and communities we serve to our organizational culture and our employees.

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[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section" fullwidth="on" specialty="off" background_image="https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/header-blue-synapses-1280x292.jpg" transparent_background="off" allow_player_pause="off" inner_shadow="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" padding_mobile="off" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" make_equal="off" use_custom_gutter="off" background_color="#ffffff" disabled="off" disabled_on="off|off|off" global_module="6681"][et_pb_fullwidth_header global_parent="6681" title="Pacific Science Center" subhead="Bringing science to life." background_layout="dark" text_orientation="left" header_fullscreen="off" header_scroll_down="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" content_orientation="center" image_orientation="center" custom_button_one="off" button_one_letter_spacing="0" button_one_use_icon="default" button_one_icon_placement="right" button_one_on_hover="on" button_one_letter_spacing_hover="0" custom_button_two="off" button_two_letter_spacing="0" button_two_use_icon="default" button_two_icon_placement="right" button_two_on_hover="on" button_two_letter_spacing_hover="0" /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.63" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_post_title admin_label="Post Title - DON'T EDIT" title="on" meta="on" author="off" date="on" categories="off" comments="off" featured_image="on" featured_placement="below" parallax_effect="on" parallax_method="on" text_orientation="left" text_color="dark" text_background="off" module_bg_color="rgba(255,255,255,0)" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.63" /][et_pb_text admin_label="Body of Page - EDIT THIS" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.63"] The Maker in Residence volunteer position at Pacific Science Center's Tinker Tank is a unique, open-ended role for people with a wide variety of interests including engineering, hardware development, education, and the "Maker Movement." Akin to an Artist in Residency program, the Maker in Residence position provides space and materials to support individuals looking to develop, expand, and share their skills in science, technology, engineering, design, and tinkering. It is also intended to demonstrate to visitors and volunteers vast possibilities within engineering and the Maker Movement and inspire folks to participate. The Maker in Residence builds, demonstrates, and engages visitors in small-scale prototyping, designing, fabricating, and all forms of making and tinkering. Ideal candidates are able to select, create, and discuss new or existing projects with the public, are very comfortable facilitating exploration with people of all ages and backgrounds, and are flexible with frequent adjustments in setting and surroundings as Tinker Tank is a very dynamic physical space. Reports To: Tinker Tank Program Supervisor Schedule: We are looking for someone who can become a recurring and expected presence in our space, and will therefore give preference to someone who can commit to volunteering a four-hour shift every week for the duration of the position. Start Date: August 7, 2017 End Date: November 3, 2017 (extension possible) Training: As this is a volunteer position, the Maker in Residence is required to attend one volunteer training that lasts approximately three hours. Job Duties
  • Select, design, and prototype projects independently
  • Enthusiastically share their experience with children, families and the general public
  • Setup and keep the Maker in Residence station clean
  • Follow and model proper and safe tool use and maintenance
  • Document projects (and help us find an appropriate and successful medium for sharing)
  • Assist guests with wayfinding and ongoing activities when necessary
Required
  • Enjoy making, building, inventing, prototyping, teaching, sharing, and learning
  • Establish and follow a set schedule, quickly communicating changes when necessary
  • Can self-direct with project development and guest engagement
  • A plan of at least two projects that could be worked on during the program
  • Independently learn and problem-solve
  • Are familiar or interested in the Maker Movement, engineering, technology design, and/or multimedia art
  • Attend one general volunteer training/orientation
  • Commit to a minimum of twelve, four hour shifts during August, September and October
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Provide three references (one or more being a professional reference)
  • Age 16+
Benefits of the Maker in Residence include:
  • Access to a wide variety of materials
  • $100 per month worth of  project materials
  • Access to electronics and small-scale prototyping tools including soldering irons, 3D printers, vinyl cutter, and basic woodworking tools
  • Physical workstation and storage space to build projects
  • Collaboration with and access to Tinker Tank and Pacific Science Center staff and volunteers
  • Strong resume building position ideal for high school or college students with reference letters available upon request.
In your e-mail, please include a brief description of your experience, if any, making and/or teaching, why you are interested in being the Maker in Residence, and a list of 3 potential projects you would like to work on during the Maker in Residence program. Typical Maker in Residence positions last for 3 months but can be adjusted based on scheduling preferences or availability. TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume to volunteers@pacsci.org with the title "Tinker Tank Maker-in-Residence Volunteer." [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Boiler Plate - DON'T EDIT" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"]
Pacific Science Center We are an independent, not-for-profit educational institution that ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Pacific Science Center is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and it is expressed in all aspects, from the people and communities we serve to our organizational culture and our employees. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.63" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Fresh Sheet – July 15, 2017 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/life-sciences-blog/fresh-sheet-2017-07-15/ Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:01:09 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17480 Smyrna blomfildia (Blomfeld's Beauty)

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[caption id="attachment_17478" align="alignnone" width="1920"]Smyrna blomfildia (Blomfeld's Beauty) Smyrna blomfildia (Blomfeld's Beauty)[/caption]

This week we spotlight Smyrna blomfildia (Blomfeld's Beauty) a butterfly species that can be found in Peru, Central America, Mexico, sometimes Southern Texas, and now in our Tropical Butterfly House! Of course, our pupae come from butterfly farms and are sustainably bred, raised, and shipped to us for all our guests to enjoy. Look for these "Beauties" feeding on fruit sways or roosting on tree trunks. Their intricately patterned wings are well camouflaged against tree bark. Visit us soon and see if you can find them.

Bioproductores de El Salvador

30 - Anaea eurypyle (Pointed Leafwing)
14 - Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner's Prepona)
30 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
25 - Catonephele numilia (Halloween Butterfly)
30 - Eurytides thymbraeus (White-crested Swallowtail)
10 - Heliconius erato (Small Postman)
27 - Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
8 - Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
9 - Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
60 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
30 - Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
30 - Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
11 - Smyrna blomfildia (Blomfeld's Beauty)
25 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 339

 

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"Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.

These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center.

If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information.

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PacSci-Doku: “Partial Eclipse Only” https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/pacsci-doku/partial-eclipse-only/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 01:02:04 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17466 PacSci-Doku Partial Eclipse Only

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PacSci-Doku: "Partial Eclipse Only"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor

Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below.

The question in this edition is:

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Where do you have to be in the Moon's shadow to only see a partial solar eclipse?

To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters:

U  A  E  Z  R  P  M  B  N

PacSci-Doku Partial Eclipse Only

Puzzle Difficulty: Easy

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Pacsci-Doku Partial Eclipse Only Answer

The question in this edition is:

Where do you have to be in the Moon's shadow to only see a partial solar eclipse?

The answer: Penumbra

On August 21, the Moon will be aligned with the Sun so that the Moon's shadow passes across the surface of the Earth. Because the Sun is a million miles across, its shadow has two sections – the umbra and penumbra – see diagram below.

Solar Eclipse Diagram

A person located in the umbra section of the shadow will see a total solar eclipse, where the Moon covers the entire Sun. The umbra is only about 65 miles across in August, so relatively few people will see the Sun totally covered. But everyone in the U.S. will be in the penumbra part of the shadow and will see a partial solar eclipse. Learn more about the upcoming eclipse by downloading this free 8-page Eclipse Observing Guide.

 

 

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PacSci-Doku: "Partial Eclipse Only"

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Advisor Do you Sudoku? It's one of the hottest number games around! Well, here's a twist we think you'll love. We call it PacSci-Doku. Can you guess why? Here's how it works. Instead of filling in the blanks with numbers, we use letters. Hidden in one of the columns or rows is the answer to a science question. You'll find information about the answer on the answer tab below. The question in this edition is: [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text Module - The Puzzle" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.62"] Where do you have to be in the Moon's shadow to only see a partial solar eclipse? To find the answer, complete this PacSci-Doku using the following nine letters: U  A  E  Z  R  P  M  B  N PacSci-Doku Partial Eclipse Only Puzzle Difficulty: Easy [/et_pb_text][et_pb_toggle admin_label="Toggle - The Solution" title="The Solution" open="off" border_style="solid" _builder_version="3.0.62"] Pacsci-Doku Partial Eclipse Only Answer The question in this edition is: Where do you have to be in the Moon's shadow to only see a partial solar eclipse? The answer: Penumbra On August 21, the Moon will be aligned with the Sun so that the Moon's shadow passes across the surface of the Earth. Because the Sun is a million miles across, its shadow has two sections – the umbra and penumbra – see diagram below. Solar Eclipse Diagram A person located in the umbra section of the shadow will see a total solar eclipse, where the Moon covers the entire Sun. The umbra is only about 65 miles across in August, so relatively few people will see the Sun totally covered. But everyone in the U.S. will be in the penumbra part of the shadow and will see a partial solar eclipse. Learn more about the upcoming eclipse by downloading this free 8-page Eclipse Observing Guide.     [/et_pb_toggle][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Fresh Sheet – July 8, 2017 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/life-sciences-blog/fresh-sheet-2017-07-08/ Sat, 08 Jul 2017 07:01:16 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17337 Tropical Butterfly House at Pacific Science Center

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Tropical Butterfly House at Pacific Science Center

Included in this week's beautiful bunch of butterflies is the Adelpha fessonia also known by its common name Mexican Sister or Band-celled Sister. This is a new butterfly to our Tropical Butterfly House, so we don't yet have any pictures of it flying through foliage. Butterflies of the genus Adelpha, are known as the "Sisters" due to the white markings on their wings which are thought to resemble a nun's habit. While this butterfly came to us from Costa Rica, they have U.S. relatives including the Arizona Sister and the California Sister. What do their wing patterns remind you of?

Suministros Entimológicos Costarricenses, SA
CRES Costa Rica

6 - Adelpha fessonia (Mexican Sister)
15 - Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
16 - Battus belus (Belus Swallowtail)
32 - Caligo eurilochus (Forest Giant Owl)
16 - Catonephele mexicana (Mexican Catone)
32 - Danaus plexippus (The Monarch)
16 - Dryadula phaetusa (Banded Orange Heliconian)
9 - Greta oto (Glasswing)
16 - Hamadryas amphinome (Red Calico)
12 - Hamadryas februa (Gray Calico)
14 - Hamadryas laodamia (Starry Calico)
15 - Heliconius doris (Doris Longwing)
16 - Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
16 - Heliconius hewitsoni (Hewitson's Longwing)
16 - Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
14 - Heliconius sapho (Sapho Longwing)
32 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
12 - Myscelia cyaniris (Blue Wave Butterfly)
16 - Parides iphidamas (Transandean Cattleheart)
16 - Siproeta epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page)
15 - Siproeta stelenes (Malachite)

Total = 352

 

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"Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.

These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center.

If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information.

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A Day In The Life Of A Science Superhero https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/news/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-science-superhero/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:30:25 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17270 Science On Wheels In Concrete, WA

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Science On Wheels Educator and Science Superhero In Concrete, WA

I had just finished the last lesson for the day about engineering about gears, when Sam, another Science On Wheels educator, pulled me aside. Sam, Alec, and I were visiting a school in Okanogan, Washington with our Engineering Van, and it was my first visit to eastern Washington.

"Do you remember that student you picked in the assembly to do the bicycle demo?" Sam asked. Of course I did. That portion of the show involves a light attached to a stationary bicycle that lights up when pedaled. Donning a comically large yellow helmet, our fifth-grade volunteer demonstrated our electrical engineering design to raucous applause in front of the whole school.

Sam continued on to tell me that his teacher had spoken to her at the end of the day to let her know how appreciative she was that we had picked him for the assembly. According to the teacher, the student was always very quiet and felt slightly removed from the classroom. After the assembly, the whole class couldn't wait to hear from him about how it felt to be 'up there' on stage. He was involved throughout the day, participating in class, changing his attitude so suddenly that his teacher had to tell us.

I internalized then what Alec had meant about Science On Wheels educators being 'science superheroes' when he told me about working in this department of Pacific Science Center. I was just a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education college intern then, working with Science On Wheels staff to curb summer STEM education loss around Seattle.

Science On Wheels is part of Pacific Science Center's outreach education program that travels throughout the Pacific Northwest bringing science to life and igniting curiosity through content rich and hands-on experiences. Our standard school visit starts off with a morning assembly, followed by educators visiting individual classrooms for a hands-on science lesson. We also set up some exhibits in the school's gym or library for other classes to visit throughout the day.

Since joining Science On Wheels full-time last June, I've been to dozens of schools throughout Washington state and in our region, including Montana. One thing that continues to strike me is that every school is always excited to see us. I know I'm doing something right when students risk getting reprimanded by their teacher to sneak in a "Hey, Science Guy!" in the hallway.

Our vans go beyond the school day. I was able to organize a Family Science Night for a school in Union Gap. To see parents get excited with their kids over our exhibits brings me a unique kind of joy. I usually only visit a school for a few hours, but these parents can use that night as a way to continue cultivating science interest with their children for so much longer.

My goal is not to leave students with the facts of everything I taught. My goal is to arm the students with proof that science can be exciting and fun. My goal is that the next time they are nodding off in front of a textbook or ready to give up on science, they can draw on their Science On Wheels experience to remind them of that excitement and turn the next page.

To learn more about Science On Wheels, visit pacsci.org/science-on-wheels.

 

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Sam, Alec, and I were visiting a school in Okanogan, Washington with our Engineering Van, and it was my first visit to eastern Washington. "Do you remember that student you picked in the assembly to do the bicycle demo?" Sam asked. Of course I did. That portion of the show involves a light attached to a stationary bicycle that lights up when pedaled. Donning a comically large yellow helmet, our fifth-grade volunteer demonstrated our electrical engineering design to raucous applause in front of the whole school. Sam continued on to tell me that his teacher had spoken to her at the end of the day to let her know how appreciative she was that we had picked him for the assembly. According to the teacher, the student was always very quiet and felt slightly removed from the classroom. After the assembly, the whole class couldn't wait to hear from him about how it felt to be 'up there' on stage. He was involved throughout the day, participating in class, changing his attitude so suddenly that his teacher had to tell us. I internalized then what Alec had meant about Science On Wheels educators being 'science superheroes' when he told me about working in this department of Pacific Science Center. I was just a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education college intern then, working with Science On Wheels staff to curb summer STEM education loss around Seattle. Science On Wheels is part of Pacific Science Center's outreach education program that travels throughout the Pacific Northwest bringing science to life and igniting curiosity through content rich and hands-on experiences. Our standard school visit starts off with a morning assembly, followed by educators visiting individual classrooms for a hands-on science lesson. We also set up some exhibits in the school's gym or library for other classes to visit throughout the day. Since joining Science On Wheels full-time last June, I've been to dozens of schools throughout Washington state and in our region, including Montana. One thing that continues to strike me is that every school is always excited to see us. I know I'm doing something right when students risk getting reprimanded by their teacher to sneak in a "Hey, Science Guy!" in the hallway. Our vans go beyond the school day. I was able to organize a Family Science Night for a school in Union Gap. To see parents get excited with their kids over our exhibits brings me a unique kind of joy. I usually only visit a school for a few hours, but these parents can use that night as a way to continue cultivating science interest with their children for so much longer. My goal is not to leave students with the facts of everything I taught. My goal is to arm the students with proof that science can be exciting and fun. My goal is that the next time they are nodding off in front of a textbook or ready to give up on science, they can draw on their Science On Wheels experience to remind them of that excitement and turn the next page. To learn more about Science On Wheels, visit pacsci.org/science-on-wheels.   [/et_pb_text][et_pb_code admin_label="Mobile Only Spacer - Code" _builder_version="3.0.51" disabled="off" disabled_on="|on|on"]<p>&nbsp;</p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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Fresh Sheet – July 1, 2017 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/life-sciences-blog/fresh-sheet-2017-07-01/ Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:01:48 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17239 Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly), a member of the Nymphalidae family.

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[caption id="attachment_17237" align="alignnone" width="1920"]Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly), a member of the Nymphalidae family. Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly), a member of the Nymphalidae family.[/caption]

One of the most ubiquitous butterflies in our Tropical Butterfly House is Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly), a member of the Nymphalidae family. Nymphalidae is the largest family of Lepidoptera with around 6,000 species found all over the world. Observers may first assume that these butterflies have only four legs. What? Insects have six legs! But look closely. While the Nymphalidae only stand on four legs, they have two shorter forelimbs that look hairy. These fine hairs explain the common name of Nymphalidae, brush-footed butterflies.

Next time you visit our Tropical Butterfly House, see if you can distinguish some four-footed members of the Nymphalidae family. The Owl Butterfly is not the only one.

Neotropical Insects NV
Suriname

6 - Battus polydamas (Polydamus Swallowtail)
20 - Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail)
20 - Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
50 - Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing)
70 - Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock)
5 - Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner's Prepona)
60 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
5 - Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing)
64 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 300

 

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"Fresh Sheet" is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.

These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center.

If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information.

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Experience The Solar Eclipse With Pacific Science Center https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/news/experience-solar-eclipse-pacific-science-center/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:01:49 +0000 https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/?p=17176 Solar Eclipse

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The Ultimate Viewing Party Starts at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 21

SEATTLE, WA (June 27, 2017) – On Monday, August 21 we will experience a celestial phenomenon for the first time in more than 30 years: the total solar eclipse. While the point of totality will occur in Oregon, you can still enjoy the solar eclipse in Seattle. Pacific Science Center, Seattle's epicenter of science will open its doors at 8:30 a.m. and offer various discussions, viewing areas and activities so guests can get the full experience.

The eclipse will start at 9:08 a.m. with its maximum at 10:30 a.m. and will end at 11:38 a.m. During this time, Pacific Science Center will offer various activities including:

  • View the eclipse through solar telescopes and safe-viewing glasses
  • In the event of cloud cover, the eclipse will be live-streamed from other clear-weather locations
  • Hands-on demonstrations on how eclipses occur

Leading up to the eclipse, Pacific Science Center is offering two events to help guests prepare:

  • July 19: Science in the City: Great American Eclipses. Author and eclipse chaser David Baron will discuss the upcoming eclipse and his new book, American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. $5 general admission, free for Members.
  • Aug. 12-13: Curiosity Days: Up in the Sky. This month's Curiosity Days features exhibits and demonstrations on everything under the sun, from weather and atmosphere to flight and aviation. Included in general admission, free for Members.

Activities and the viewing of the solar eclipse will be included in general admission and free for Pacific Science Center Members. More information on day-of activities is available at www.pacificsciencecenter/eclipse.

Pacific Science Center is also offering Eclipse Kits; the perfect resource for eclipse viewers. Each kit contains a copy of When the Sun Goes Dark, an illustrated book by renowned eclipse-hunter Dennis Schatz, two pairs of customized solar eclipse viewing glasses, one UV-activated wristband, and a commemorative pinhole viewer to safely view the eclipse. Each kit is $100 and only 300 are available for purchase. More information and purchasing options can be found at www.pacificsciencecenter.org/eclipsekit.

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MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Delaney Berreth
PR & Marketing Coordinator 
(206) 443-3659; dberreth@pacsci.org

ABOUT PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER
Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit institution in Seattle. The institution's mission is to ignite curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Pacific Science Center's award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.1 million people each year – in their communities, classrooms, and on the Pacific Science Center campus and at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center. Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark.

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  • View the eclipse through solar telescopes and safe-viewing glasses
  • In the event of cloud cover, the eclipse will be live-streamed from other clear-weather locations
  • Hands-on demonstrations on how eclipses occur
Leading up to the eclipse, Pacific Science Center is offering two events to help guests prepare:
  • July 19: Science in the City: Great American Eclipses. Author and eclipse chaser David Baron will discuss the upcoming eclipse and his new book, American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. $5 general admission, free for Members.
  • Aug. 12-13: Curiosity Days: Up in the Sky. This month's Curiosity Days features exhibits and demonstrations on everything under the sun, from weather and atmosphere to flight and aviation. Included in general admission, free for Members.
Activities and the viewing of the solar eclipse will be included in general admission and free for Pacific Science Center Members. More information on day-of activities is available at www.pacificsciencecenter/eclipse. Pacific Science Center is also offering Eclipse Kits; the perfect resource for eclipse viewers. Each kit contains a copy of When the Sun Goes Dark, an illustrated book by renowned eclipse-hunter Dennis Schatz, two pairs of customized solar eclipse viewing glasses, one UV-activated wristband, and a commemorative pinhole viewer to safely view the eclipse. Each kit is $100 and only 300 are available for purchase. More information and purchasing options can be found at www.pacificsciencecenter.org/eclipsekit. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Pacific Science Center Boilerplate/Delaney Contact Info - Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] MORE INFORMATION Contact: Delaney Berreth PR & Marketing Coordinator 
(206) 443-3659; dberreth@pacsci.org ABOUT PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit institution in Seattle. The institution's mission is to ignite curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Pacific Science Center's award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.1 million people each year – in their communities, classrooms, and on the Pacific Science Center campus and at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center. Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. ### [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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