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October 2014

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Fabulous First Friday
Join us for an evening of laser lights, stars and more. Free Planetarium Star Show (7 p.m.) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., weather permitting). Hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids take place from 7:15 PM-8:45 PM.

Later in the evening, check out the Museum's famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium.

Laser Show Admission:
$4.00 per child; $8.00 per adult
Each show requires a separate ticket.

8:00pm “Pop” (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
10:00pm Best of Led Zeppelin
11:00pm Pink Floyd: Best of the Wall
Midnight Radiohead

Time: Evening
Location: Planetarium
Phone Contact: 305-646-4234


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MUVE Reclamation Project Eco-Art Installation Workshop
Bring hands-on environmental education into your classroom with this one-day workshop hosted by the Museum’s Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE). If you are interested in bringing a Reclamation Project eco-art installation to your business or school, please join us for this hands-on workshop! We welcome educators of all types (informal, formal, university) from anywhere in South Florida.

We will meet at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for background on the project, networking and brainstorming lesson plans. Participants will be given all of the necessary supplies to install an eco-art installation at their school.

Following the classroom portion of the workshop, we will drive to Oleta River State Park for a picnic lunch and kayaking in Biscayne Bay to collect the mangrove seedlings that will be displayed in the eco-art installations.

Workshop cost: $30. If you are a M-DCPS teacher, professional development points are available for completing the workshop. For more information or to register, please email Chelle King at cking@frostscience.org.

Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: Chelle King 305.646.4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

Download the PDF for more details: muve-reclamation-project-ecoart-installation-workshop--1189.PDF

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Scientist Sundays
During the first Sunday of every month, join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a special experience. Meet and greet with local scientists who are experts in a variety of fields, including marine biology, climate and weather, software engineering, the brain, primatology, the ocean, and much more. Trained through the Museum’s Science Communication Fellows Program, these scientists developed exciting hands-on activities for visitors to discover what they do and why it is so important.

This month’s featured scientists are:
Ashley Campbell, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University
Ashley’s research will take to the island Roatan in Honduras to discover the unique wonders of the Roatan Spiny-tailed Iguana. Join in with finding and counting the hidden iguanas across the island and learn about how biologists study this important reptile.

Theresa Strazisar, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University
Theresa is studying a species of seagrass called widgeon grass in the southern Everglades, where she goes out into the field to take measurements of this important ecological feature. Become the scientist and make predictions on how much widgeon grass will grow at multiple sites, then see if you got it right with real measurements.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200


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Science Up Close: Accelerating Our Understanding of Particle Physics
Science Up Close is the Museum’s new series of casual science conversation events. Do you want to unlock the secrets of the universe? Then particle physics is for you. Today we know more about our universe and the “stuff” that makes it up than ever before. The CERN particle accelerator, used to study the nature of matter, has been able to shine light on a host of scientific issues, while some topics are still in the dark. The discovery of the Higgs boson, a particle fundamental to all matter but smaller than an atom, was the highlight of the first round of experiments. In January 2015, CERN scientists will start a new round of experiments, where they will be looking for extra dimensions, dark matter and a host of other Particles.

Following a showcase of the fly-through video of the new Museum by Chief Science Officer Dr. Eldredge “Biff” Bermingham, renowned scientist Pete Markowitz, professor in the Department of Physics at Florida International University, will join visitors in a conversation about particle physics and other astronomy topics, along with special guest Xavier Cortada, artist-in-residence at Florida International University’s College of Architecture + The Arts and creator of the CERN banners.

Following, guests will enjoy complimentary beers by Wynwood Brewing Company as local scientists join visitors in casual conversation in groups, with each table being moderated by visiting scientists and Museum scientists, including Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego and Lindsay Bartholomew. Moderators will have provocative questions prepared in advance to guide table conversation and will lead a voting activity, asking visitor opinions on the topics, comparing their answers before and after the event.

The evening will begin and end with a space-themed jazz performance by the Frost School of Music.

Event registration for Science Up Close is now closed.

Time: 6pm-9:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Email Contact: Joseph A. Quinones jquinones@frostscience.org

Download the PDF for more details: science-up-close-accelerating-our-understanding-of-particle-physics-1184.PDF

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Planetarium AstroJam!
Planetarium AstroJam! is a special evening of live music, animation, improvisational dome projections and wonder.

In partnership with the Borscht Film Festival, the event will continue with the Miami premiere of filmmaker Bernardo Britto’s animated short film, “Yearbook,” a 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Animation. This six-minute film follows the story of a man hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the impending demise of the planet.

Following the film, Caroline Simpson, Ph.D., associate professor at Florida International University, will give a brief talk on exoplanets research, followed by an informal Q&A.

Guests will then have the chance to observe the night sky on the rooftop observatory before heading into the Planetarium to enjoy live music provided by local musicians Rob Goyanes and Brad Lovett, who specialize in combining punk, electronica, and rhythm into unique and fresh soundscapes. The music will be accompanied by live improvisational dome projections provided by Miami artists Sri Prabha and Nayib Estefan, who synthesize science and engineering and the senses into art.

Complimentary libations courtesy of Reyka Vodka, Monkey Shoulder and Biscayne Bay Brewing Company.

Event registration for Planetarium AstroJam! is now closed.

Time: 6:30pm–10:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Email Contact: Joseph A. Quinones jquinones@frostscience.org

Download the PDF for more details: planetarium-astrojam-1190.PDF

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Astronomy Day: Stargazing into the Future
Astronomy Day: Stargazing into the Future, sponsored by WPBT2, will allow all Museum visitors, younger and older, to appreciate astronomy and the past and future of the Museum.

James C. Albury, co-host of WPBT2’s “Star Gazers” and coordinator of the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla. (and who began his career as a teenager at the Museum), will present a “Best of” compilation of “Star Gazers” episodes inside the Museum’s Theatre throughout the day.

The whole Museum will stay open late for family programming, including evening sky viewing, laser shows and stargazing at the Museum’s rooftop Weintraub Observatory.

Children 12 and under are free with paid adult admission.

For more information, please visit http://www.miamisci.org/events/astronomyday/.

Time: 10am-10pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200
Email Contact: Lindsay Bartholomew lbartholomew@frostscience.org

Download the PDF for more details: astronomy-day-stargazing-into-the-future-1191.PDF

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Conversation on Art, Science & Design
Sri Prabha will illuminate the multifaceted ideas and influences that inspired Outpost in a discussion with art critic Margery Gordon and Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego, an astronomer and designer at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Their exchange will consider how artworks and exhibitions can use innovative design and technology to explore how humans relate to the natural world.

This otherworldly campsite is bathed in video projections, reflections and a soundtrack layering celestial, biological, electronic and instrumental sources. The eclectic objects assembled include geological artifacts from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

Sri Prabha lives in Hollywood and works at a studio in FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale. He was raised in India by a family of doctors and engineers who sparked an interest in science that deepened with the masters’ degree in psychology he pursued after studying at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Margery Gordon is a freelance journalist, curator and educator who grew up amid Miami’s burgeoning art community. As founder and director of Arts Encounters, she organizes cultural tours throughout South Florida as well as public programs, exhibitions and group travel for arts organizations, institutions and businesses.

Jorge Perez-Gallego is an astronomer, designer and educator born in Spain. Now an exhibition developer at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, he holds a PhD in astronomy and an MFA in design from the University of Florida. Co-founder of the ODDS design studio in Asheville, N.C., Perez-Gallego has worked for NASA and led international research on the evolution of galaxies.

Reception begins at 6:30 pm, talk begins at 7 pm. This event is included with admission to the gallery: $7 for adults; $4 for students and seniors; free for Art and Culture Center of Hollywood members and children under 3.

For more details on this program, email info@artsencounters.org.
If you have questions about the exhibition or venue, email info@artandculturecenter.org or call 954.921.3274.

Sri Prabha: Outpost will be open for viewing during the reception from 6:30 pm to 7 pm – when the talk begins – and during the Center's regular hours through November 2nd.

Time: 6:30pm–8pm
Location: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone Contact: 954.921.3274
Email Contact: info@artsencounters.org

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MiniCamp: Space Exploration
During teacher workdays, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science offers exciting and educational one-day camps for children in grades pre-K through fifth, appealing to the scientist in everyone.

This month’s theme is Space Exploration: 4, 3, 2, 1…Blast off! Join us for an out of this world journey into outer space and explore the hidden wonders of the galaxy and beyond. Investigate planets near and far as an astronaut by building your own astronomical tools, making your own Mars rover, creating moon sand and even eating astronaut food! Follow Rusty Rocket for a unique trip into space in the Planetarium and then take home some goopy alien slime as your souvenir from space.

$45 – members; $55 – non-members
Before-care and after-care is available upon request.

To register, visit http://www.miamisci.org/www/education_camps.php.

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: camp@frostscience.org

Download the PDF for more details: minicamp-space-exploration-1181.PDF

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November 2014

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Scientist Sundays
During the first Sunday of every month, join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a special experience. Meet and greet with local scientists who are experts in a variety of fields, including marine biology, climate and weather, software engineering, the brain, primatology, the ocean, and much more. Trained through the Museum’s Science Communication Fellows Program, these scientists developed exciting hands-on activities for visitors to discover what they do and why it is so important.

This month’s featured scientists are:
Ashley Campbell, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University
Ashley’s research will take to the island Roatan in Honduras to discover the unique wonders of the Roatan Spiny-tailed Iguana. Join in with finding and counting the hidden iguanas across the island and learn about how biologists study this important reptile.

Kate Detwiler, Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University
Kate travels to Africa every summer to study a group of colorful monkeys and determine if they are finding new ways to survive in the wild by creating hybrids between two different kinds of monkeys. Grab your binoculars and join Kate in Africa in the ultimate monkey matching game to see if you can find the new hybrid monkeys.

Meredith Jennings, Graduate Student at University of Miami, RSMAS
Meredith’s research focuses on better understanding the carbon cycle in the ocean. Create your own carbon particle and test your skill at sinking to the bottom of the ocean.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200


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MiniCamp: CSI Science
During teacher workdays, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science offers exciting and educational one-day camps for children in grades pre-K through fifth, appealing to the scientist in everyone.

This month’s theme is CSI Science: Calling all detectives, a cookie has been taken from the cookie jar! In this investigative camp, you are the detective. Follow the clues using techniques that real forensic scientists use to solve the case, including fingerprinting, DNA collection, chromatography and much more.

$45 – members; $55 – non-members
Before-care and after-care is available upon request.

To register, visit http://www.miamisci.org/www/education_camps.php.

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: camp@frostscience.org

Download the PDF for more details: minicamp-csi-science-1182.PDF

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Green Drinks: Virginia Key
Virginia Key has a fascinating history, both ecologically and culturally, and Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) is highlighting that history with a Green Drinks event on November 6 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the courtyard at the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza (across from the Main Library and between HistoryMiami).

Green Drinks, sponsored by COSEE Florida, and in cooperation with HistoryMiami, will be an informal panel discussion. The panel will consist of artist and historian Dinizulu Gene Tinnie; Dr. Ed Proffitt, a coastal ecologist from FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute; Sylvia Gurinsky, an educator and tour guide from HistoryMiami, and restoration biologist Gary Milano, retired from the Miami Dade County Department of Environmental Resource Management.

This event will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions of the panel and network with environmentally-minded Miami residents. Cash bar provided by Gramps. Light appetizers provided by COSEE Florida.

Admission is free. Garage parking is available at 50 NW 2nd Ave. and the event is accessible via the Metrorail at the Government Center Station.

Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm
Location: HistoryMiami Plaza, 101 W. Flagler St., Downtown Miami
Phone Contact: Chelle King 305.646.4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

Download the PDF for more details: green-drinks-virginia-key-1193.PDF

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Fabulous First Friday
Join us for an evening of laser lights, stars and more. Free Planetarium Star Show (7 p.m.) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., weather permitting). Hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids take place from 7:15 PM-8:45 PM.

Later in the evening, check out the Museum's famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium.

Laser Show Admission:
$4.00 per child; $8.00 per adult
Each show requires a separate ticket.

8:00pm “Pop” (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
10:00pm The Doors
11:00pm Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Time: Evening
Location: Planetarium
Phone Contact: 305-646-4234


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MUVE Volunteer Day
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is home to a participatory habitat restoration project called MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment). MUVE reflects the mission of our Museum which is to engage visitors through exciting encounters with science and nature, inspire in-depth learning, and connect visitors with opportunities to take action in ways that are good for them, the environment, and our overall community.

On November 11, MUVE will be monitoring the vegetation on Virginia Key North Point, noting animals in the area, taking water quality measurements, and removing rubbish and invasive plants from the beach.

Registration for the MUVE Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 11 is closed. However, additional volunteer dates are available via https://muvemiami.wufoo.com/forms/get-involved/.

Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King
Email Contact: 305.646.4243 cking@frostscience.org

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December 2014

5

Fabulous First Friday
Join us for an evening of laser lights, stars and more. Free Planetarium Star Show (7 p.m.) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., weather permitting). Hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids take place from 7:15 PM-8:45 PM.

Later in the evening, check out the Museum's famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium.

Laser Show Admission:
$4.00 per child; $8.00 per adult
Each show requires a separate ticket.

8:00pm “Pop” (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm Best of the Beatles
10:00pm Best of Pink Floyd
11:00pm Best of Led Zeppelin
Midnight Bob Marley


Time: Evening
Location: Planetarium
Phone Contact: 305-646-4234


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MUVE Volunteer Day
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is home to a participatory habitat restoration project called MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment). MUVE reflects the mission of our Museum which is to engage visitors through exciting encounters with science and nature, inspire in-depth learning, and connect visitors with opportunities to take action in ways that are good for them, the environment, and our overall community.

On December 13, MUVE will be monitoring the vegetation on Virginia Key North Point, noting animals in the area, taking water quality measurements, and removing rubbish and invasive plants from the beach.

Sign up to get involved and volunteer with MUVE at https://muvemiami.wufoo.com/forms/get-involved/.

Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King
Email Contact: 305.646.4243 cking@frostscience.org

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