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Full Spectrum Science: Lasers - October 20, 2012

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August 29, 2012

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Full Spectrum Science: Lasers - October 20, 2012

Full Spectrum Science: Lasers – The Light Fantastic
1 – 2 pm Saturday, October 20, 2012
McBean Theater



Used to cut metal, perform delicate surgeries, scan your groceries and play DVDs, lasers are no longer just the stuff of science fiction.  On Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 1 to 2 pm, join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for Full Spectrum Science: Lasers –The Light Fantastic.  In 1960, the laser was known as “a solution looking for a problem.” Now, we can hardly imagine life without them. You’ll learn amazing facts about the phenomena of monochromatic wavelengths, how lasers are made and how they work. Hipschman’s Full Spectrum Science is a monthly, dynamic exploration into the different aspects of physics, including sound, color, heat and temperature.  Taking place in the Exploratorium’s McBean Theater on the third Saturday of the month, visitors to Full Spectrum Science experience an hour-long multi-media exploration of a different subject at each program. These presentations include hands-on activities, film screenings and demonstrations. Full Spectrum Science is included with museum admission, but space is limited, so arrive early to be assured a seat. This program is appropriate for ages six years and older.

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

Admission
$25 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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Contact Us:
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367