Get ready to rumble during ‘Earth-Shattering Science’ at Adventure Science Center
Explore Earth science this Saturday
NASHVILLE, Oct. 6, 2015—Since the planet Earth formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago, the continents have shifted, climates have changed, and life has come and gone. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 10, Adventure Science Center will present some of the science that occurs on Earth every day.
More information is available at www.adventuresci.org/earthscience.
Earth-Shattering Science activities (included with general admission):
- Weather 101: Explore convection currents, air pressure, and see a tornado formed in person. See how temperature differentials are made on Earth and how this leads to the planet’s weather.
- Junior Geologist: Uncover some rocks and minerals, then use various tools and tests to identify them.
- Topography Trainee: See how the world is put onto 2D maps by looking at different maps, Google Earth, and 3D models of different mountains.
- Live Demonstrations: At 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., visitors can participate in a live, earthquake-themed Sci-Bites presentation.
Second Saturday – College Night
On the evening of Oct. 10, the Sudekum Planetarium will host another College Night* during its monthly Second Saturday programming. Guests who show a valid college ID when purchasing tickets at the guest services desk will receive $2 off tickets to the 7, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. shows. Tickets and information available at www.adventuresci.org/saturday.
The schedule includes:
· Dome Club Nashville presents Connections and Cycle, 6 p.m.: Take an incredible journey from our own back yard to the farthest reaches of the universe in Connections. In Cycle, experience the combination of light painting, time lapse photography, and experimental sounds.
· Skies Over Nashville, 7 p.m.: Sit back, relax, and take an interactive tour of the night sky. From constellations to planets and more, visitors will have the chance to explore what they can observe in the sky above their own backyards. Ask questions and make requests; such as seeing the stars and constellations from the southern hemisphere or a coronal mass ejection.
· Fright Light, 8:30 p.m.: Fun and a little bit scary, this family-friendly cosmic concert features lasers, stars, pumpkins, skeletons, spiders, and hamsters performing to the music of Michael Jackson, Boris Pickett, Metallica, Weird Al Yankovic, Blue Oyster Cult, and Edgar Winters Group. Costumes are encouraged!
· Laser Michael Jackson, 9:30 p.m.: You don’t have to be able to dance to enjoy this Cosmic Concert featuring a variety of Michael Jackson’s musical masterpieces. Practice your ABCs and brave the Thriller in this tribute to the legendary performer.
· Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, 10:30 p.m.: Pink Floyd provides the ultimate aural environment for exploring inner and outer space. Within the planetarium chamber, the experience is enhanced with digital animation, millions of stars, and brilliant laser imagery.
Tickets for Skies Over Nashville are $6 for non-members and $3 for members, while Dome Club Nashville and Cosmic Concerts are $8/show for non-members and $6/show for members. Tickets are available at the door, at the admission desk on the day of the event, or online.
*College Night discounts are available at the door only; not valid for Dome Club Nashville show, or in conjunction with other offers or discount.
Currently on temporary exhibit until Jan. 31, 2016, is Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived. Visitors can walk through massive jaws into an exhibit that highlights the evolution, biology and misconceptions of giant prehistoric sharks. More information is available at www.adventuresci.org/megalodon. Included with general admission.
Megalodon was produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History with support from the National Science Foundation. Contributing sponsor: American Paper & Twine Co.
Great White Shark planetarium show
Visitors can also explore the strength and beauty of the ocean’s most exciting (and terrifying!) creatures in the Sudekum Planetarium’s Judith Payne Turner Theatre with a showing of Great White Shark. The fulldome program allows the audience to look through the eyes of those who have been touched by their shark encounters, including expert freedivers who tag great whites by simply holding their breath and swimming alongside the sharks. Tickets for the Great White Shark planetarium show are $6 for non-members and $3 for members, in addition to general admission. Show times on Oct. 10 are at noon and 3:30 p.m.
Great White Shark is sponsored by TVA.
Programs subject to change.
About Adventure Science Center
For nearly 70 years, Adventure Science Center has brought science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Alabama and beyond. The Center offers hands-on, interactive exhibits and engaging programs that encourage visitors of all ages to explore how science is relevant in their lives. Adventure Science Center encourages imagination and curiosity in a fun, dynamic learning environment. It is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville. For more information, call (615) 862-5160 or visit www.adventuresci.org.