think + drink / science
Our monthly think + drink / science program transforms The Planetarium into a forum of discussion where you can learn about science in a relaxed, informal setting. The day’s expert gives a short presentation then opens the floor for questions and discussion.
• 7pm on the second Wednesday of most months. Assorted beverages will be available starting at 6:30 on the patio. Beverages may not be brought into The Planetarium.
• Masks are required inside the Museum.
• $5 for members of the Discovery Society; $8 for all others.
• Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive promptly. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).
September 8 — “Learning from the Music of the Stars” with Dr. Derek Buzasi, Eminent Scholar, Florida Gulf Coast University
Astronomers have discovered that the sun and stars oscillate like musical instruments. We can’t actually hear the notes they play, but we’re able to detect their vibrations in other ways, and to use that information to learn about their physical properties. Discover the tools scientists use to do this work, what we’ve discovered, and how this science of asteroseismology has revolutionized stellar astrophysics.