In 1960, the laser was known as “a solution looking for a problem.” Now we can hardly imagine life without them. Learn what’s special about laser light, how it’s made, and how it’s used in everything from DVD players to eye surgery to fusion energy research.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 • 1:00–4:00 p.m. (Tours begin every 10 minutes.)
Tour the ship's sampling stations and laboratories where the scientists collect their data; learn about marine mammal sounds, underwater waves, and plankton; and meet some of the ship's crew and Scripps Institute of Oceanography leaders and scientists.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Explore the poetry of mechanical motion with a series of cinematic portraits capturing the inner workings of various automated machines, from industrial glass bottle-makers to whimsical kinetic sculptures.