SCIence FRIday Night: Ancient Forests of the Southeast with Jim Lacefield
Friday, March 9, 2018
Non-members: Regular Admission
Museum + Store: Open until 9 PM
Café: Open until 8 PM
FREE Planetarium Shows: 5 – 9 PM
Lecture: 7 PM
Observatory: 5 – 10 PM
LECTURE: Expert Dr. Jim Lacefield will talk about the development of prehistoric Southeastern forest communities based on the fossils they have left behind. Dr. Lacefield will be available after the lecture to sign his book, Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks.
FREE PLANETARIUM SHOW: Origins of Life
A motivational journey through time and a celebration of life on Earth, this film deals with some of the most profound questions of life science: the origin of life and the human search for life beyond Earth. It features many recent discoveries related to life science, demonstrating to all that if there was ever a time that science made its greatest advances, it would be right now!
Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Show times are 5:15 PM, 6 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:30 PM, and 8:15 PM.
OBSERVATORY: Enjoy solar viewing 5 – 6 PM and then as it gets dark, look for Bright star Sirius, Orion Nebula, double star Gamma Leo, and Venus.
KIDS ACTIVITY: Touch a variety of amazing pieces of petrified wood. Find out what minerals cause the varied and beautiful colors in our petrified wood samples!
This event is sponsored by Toyo Tires and Q102.