For Immediate Release:
December 01, 2005
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
World Wide Webcast: Beyond Einstein
(Live From Exploratorium at 2pm PST— Log On or Attend in Person)
December 1, 2005, 4am-4pm PST
On December 1, 2005, in celebration of the International Year of Physics, the Exploratorium in San Francisco is partnering with some of the world’s greatest science labs and museums to present a twelve-hour webcast that will originate from such outstanding scientific locations around the world as CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory (Geneva); The Science Museum of London, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Chicago), Stanford Linear Accelerator (Palo Alto), European Physical Society, European Network of Science Centers and Museums, Bloomfield Science Museum (Jerusalem), Techniquest Cardiff (Australia), and Tokyo Science Museum. In celebration of the International Year of Physics, one hour of the total webcast will originate from each location; the webcasts will deal with such topics as Einstein's life, his theories, and how his ideas are being utilized at cutting-edge research facilities today. The webcast takes place on December 1, 2005. The URL is: www.exploratorium.edu/worldwidewebcast
At 2pm PST at the Exploratorium, or online, the public is invited to participate in activities that bring Einstein, the man and his work, to life, with Dr. Paul Doherty, and meet present day special guest physicists. They are researchers at Stanford Linear
Accelerator’s (SLAC) BaBar Collaboration: accelerator physicist Caolinn O’Connell and
theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander. BaBar is a major high-energy physics program for the coming decade that will enable scientists to investigate the matter-antimatter asymmetry in nature. And added note: Dr. O’Connell writes a blog, Quantum Diaries, that receives 2000 visits a month.
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$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.
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.
Linda Dackman, Public Information Director (415) 528-4363
Leslie Patterson (415) 528-4377
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367