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Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Fireworks

Sunday, June 24, 2018 • 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Note: There is limited capacity for this program; seating will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.


Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.

Come ooooo and ahhhh at the science behind these big booms! Where do fireworks come from? Who invented them? What causes their beautiful colors, and how do the bursting shells create such different patterns? Join us for some real illumination, and learn the difference between a jerb and a lance.

Since joining the Exploratorium in 1971, Ron Hipschman has worked as an exhibit developer, author, teacher, and webcast host. He currently works on the Exploratorium’s Environmental Initiative, implementing and maintaining a collection of environmental monitoring sensors and developing visualizations for the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery’s super-resolution media wall. In addition to Full-Spectrum Science, Ron hosts the monthly After Dark series Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table.

Learn more about the series, Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman.