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Full Spectrum Science: Heat and Temperature - September 15, 2012

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July 24, 2012

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Full Spectrum Science: Heat and Temperature - September 15, 2012

Full Spectrum Science: Heat and Temperature
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 1 - 2 pm
McBean Theater

What's the difference between "heat" and "temperature"? We use the terms interchangeably, but they have precise meanings to physicists. On Saturday, September 15 at 1 pm, come to Full Spectrum Science: Heat and Temperature in the Exploratorium’s McBean Theater, and find out from staff scientist Ron Hipschman the answer to the question.  Plus, you'll get to learn some amazing things about the physics of temperature and heat. Discover how a thermostat works, and Hipschman will de-mystify how a Thermos® keeps a hot thing hot and a cold thing cold.

Taking place on the third Saturday of the month, visitors to Full Spectrum Science experience an hour-long multi-media exploration on a different subject each month. These programs include hands-on activities, film screenings and demonstrations.  In this dynamic new series, Hipschman will cover different aspects of physics, including color, heat and temperature, sound and electrostatics.  Full Spectrum Science is appropriate for ages 6 years and older, and is included with admission to the Exploratorium.

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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