March 1 - May 9, 2004
SPACE: A Journey to Our Future Exhibit
One of the largest touring space exhibits ever developed, SPACE immerses the visitor in past discoveries and explorations. It introduces visitors to today's explorers who are shaping our destiny in the universe. The sights and sounds of space exploration envelop the visitor through live performances, easy-to-use interactives, state-of-the-art projection and audio technology that brings this epic story to life. Highlights include opportunities to ride a lunar module simulator to a surface facsimile of the moon and a visit to a simulated scientific base camp on Mars. This first-of-its-kind educational exhibit is geared toward young people ages nine to 17. For more information see the SPACE exhibit website.
November 22, 2003 - May 9, 2004, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
Contact: Space Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center website or Pacific Science Center website
March 2 - 4, 2004
Wyoming School Improvement Conference
Teacher professional development conference sponsored by the Wyoming Department of Education, the Wyoming North Central Association, and the Commission on Accrediation and School Improvement will give you practical, hands-on information to help you improve your school. For a preview schedule see website.
March 2-4, Parkway Plaza, Casper, WY
Contact: Wyoming School Improvement Conference website
March 6, 2004
Space Lecture Series: News Views of Mars - The History and Future of Mars Exploration with Steven Lee
Dr. Lee's presentation will give an overview of how earlier telescopic and spacecraft observations have been used to explore the planet Mars, and will discuss what new Hubble Space Telescope, Pathfinder, Mars Global Surveyor, and Mars Odyssey data are revealing about conditions on Mars at present. The future of Mars exploration will be discussed, including previews of the missions currently en route to Mars, those planned for the coming decade, and plans for eventual human exploration of the Red Planet. For more information go to the Pacific Science Center Events website.
March 6, 2004, Adobe Laser Dome, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
Contact: Pacific Science Center website
March 24, 2004
Microbes in Yellowstone
Big Sky Institute presents "Living in Boiling Battery Acid." Microbes in Yellowstone live in extreme environments equivalent to boiling battery acid and thrive in these harsh conditions. Tim McDermott, Microbiology, will describe research in this fascinating field and explain why studying such creatures can have significant value for society.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 7 p.m.
Location: Ophir School Library, Big Sky
March 27, 2004
Magnetism in the Universe Lecture
MSU associate Professor Dana Longcope, who will describe the importance of magnetism in the universe, highlighting the sun's magnetic field as an example. Free. website.
Saturday, March 27, 2004 7 p.m., Museum of the Rockies
Date Posted: February 2, 2004