Boonshoft Museum of
Biodiversity and Isabella Kirkland
Saturday, April 26, 3:00 p.m.
Join Dr. Ryan McEwan, Professor of Environmental Ecology at the University of Dayton, in Science On a Sphere® to discuss the compelling scientific foundation for Isabella Kirkland’s artwork. Dr. McEwen will use Kirkland's paintings to discuss bio-diversity and the affect of climate change on species and human society.
This program is presented in partnership with the Dayton Art Institute, celebrating their current special exhibition: Isabella Kirlland: Stilled Life, showing at DAI through May 18, 2014.
Saturday, May 10
Join us for a day celebrating astronomy, complete with safe solar observing (weather permitting) and various astronomy demonstrations. Rain or shine; included with regular admission.
Calling all DIYers, this is an evening just for you! The combination of curiosity and hands-on craft has birthed some seriously cool inventions over the course of history. Join the Education Department as they help guests combine art, science, and craft to create one-of-a-kind take-homes from personalized silk screens and soft circuits, to DIY derby cars made out of repurposed materials. 18+; $12/members, $15/non-members. $20 at the door. Admission includes project materials, light bights, and beverages. Online registration will be available on April 14 at noon.
Evening of Astronomy: New Meteor Shower
Friday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Models strongly suggest that the Earth will encounter much material from Comet 209P/LINEAR on May 24 and that this may be the strongest meteor display of 2014.
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Boonshoft's Brew School
Discover the chemistry behind the craft that creates one of the world's oldest, most enjoyed beverages, beer! From seasonal selections and locally crafted microbrews to DIY homebrew, beer drinkers of all persuasions will enjoy this hands-on evening. Explore the science that goes into the brewing process with Dr. Bob Bateman of Sinclair Community College, and then enjoy craft beer with delicious food pairings as you observe a brewing demonstration by experienced locals from the Draft Home Brewers. Pre-registration is required and available online. 21+, ID required at the door. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Beer and food pairings are included; all participants will receive a commemorative pint glass. Online registration is now available.
Brew School will also offer a raffle with themed baskets and more. Tickets are $1/ticket or 6 for $5.
About Pub Science
Pub Science provides a unique opportunity for adults to explore the newest thinking and scientific research in a casual atmosphere. No prior knowledge of the subjects is required, and there are no silly questions. Just bring yourself, your friends and your curiosity! It is currently held at Blind Bob’s, located in Dayton’s Oregon District. Admission to Pub Science is free; donations accepted at the door.
Science of Wine
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Science of Wine
Saturday, February 1, 7:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Venture to the rainforests of South America for a taste of the Amazon! Join the volunteer Associate Board for an adventurous evening of wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, and live music as you savor the exotic sights and sounds of the region and enjoy a preview of the latest traveling exhibition: Amazon Voyage.
Online sales have now ended; tickets may still be purchased at the door.
Pub Science: The Eternal Quest Against Fire
At Blind Bob's, located in Dayton's Oregon District
Fire is an equally constructive and destructive force of nature that humanity has sought to harness to its needs since the “discovery” of this phenomena and fire is something we continue to try to protect against. In this seminar, Dr. Alexander Morgan will present a holistic view of the material flammability problem in the US, what the fire safety & scientific issues are, what the non-scientific issues are, and technical progress that has been made towards addressing both of these problems at the same time..
An Evening of Astronomy: Saturn in its Spectacular Glory
Friday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.
The Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn for over eight years, supplying us with gorgeous images and a better understanding of the planet, its rings, and unusual details of some of its sixty odd moons. Admission to this educational program and night sky observing (located in the Apollo Observatory, weather permitting) is FREE.
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An Evening of Astronomy: Blue Moon
Friday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.
Explore a few lunar myths, check out lunar phases, and learn why there will be a Blue Moon on August 31. Learn about International Observe the Moon Night, celebrated on September 22.
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The Friends Book Sale and Flea Market
Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10
“The Friends” of the Dayton Society of Natural History will be hosting the annual Book Sale and Flea Market to benefit the Boonshoft Museum and SunWatch. The sale will include an eclectic collection of merchandise, including used books, toys, household items, and office equipment.
FIRST LEGO® League Regional Robotics Competition
Saturday, December 10, noon-3:00 p.m.
See LEGO robots of all shapes that have been transformed into imaginative designs, and watch the teams of builders compete for a chance to advance to the state-wide competition.
Sponsored by: Teradata
Saturday Night at the Movies
Saturday, February 5
View the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater in a whole new light during an evening that will showcase the latest in digital planetarium technology: the Digistar 4. On loan to the Boonshoft Museum for a limited time, the enhanced visuals and out-of-this-world image quality of the D4 will produce a sensory experience that is not to be missed. For one evening, guests can enjoy up to six different shows in the Planetarium that take advantage of the fulldome capabilities of this technology to bring learning to vivid life. Tickets are required for each movie. For members, tickets to SpacePark360 are $2.00, free for all other shows. For non-members, tickets to SpacePark360 are $3.00, and tickets for all other shows are $1.00.