LASM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Rose Hudson Jeff Koonce Mike Lutgring Glen LaBorde Victor Gregoire Chris Jones Mike Anderson
The Museum Store has many helpful books for students entering science fairs this spring.
Leslie Greely Albritton Jacqueline Beauchamp Winston G. DeCuir Jr. David Faulk Dede Ferrara Jeff Holeman Kevin Knobloch Angie LaPlace Colleen Levy Debra Lockwood Forrest E. Mills David Moore Malcolm Myer Sharon P. Pennington Gary Phillips George Pietrogallo Rene Ragas Tommy Teepell Stephen Toups
The Museum Store a Good Science Fair Resource
It’s time for spring science fair projects, and a trip to The Museum Store at LASM will provide some great ideas. Students will find a nice selection of kits to demonstrate a variety of scientific principles, numerous books relating to different fields of science—biology, geology, physics, astronomy—and even books to suggest projects and guide students through the process.Allow the knowlegeable Museum Store staff to assist with an inspiring idea. And remember: purchases from The Museum Store directly support the programs of LASM.
EX-OFFICIO Linda Gibson
Carol S. Gikas
PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LASM
Unveiling of New NASA Images
Recently, NASA selected LASM for the fourth time as its preferred site for unveiling images never before seen by the public. The newest image, a close- up of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, is a composite of three wavelengths (visible light, infrared, and x-ray) produced by three different earth-orbiting telescopes.The combined wavelengths reveal an incredibly detailed and beautiful image previously unseen by the naked eye. It is now on view in the Pennington Planetarium’s Solar System Gallery, along with other NASA images.
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Star Party on the Levee
SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 8:00 PM
Come on down to the levee with the whole family (weather permitting) to celebrate the Vernal Equinox, or first day of spring! Gaze at the moon, the ring planet Saturn, star clusters and more through telescopes set up on the Riverfront Landing Dock between LASM and the USS Kidd. You’re welcome to bring your own telescope. Free and open to the public.
National Astronomy Day Fun
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1:00–4:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate astronomy and learn what it is all about. Pennington Planetarium will host a variety of special activities and events, including planetarium shows, interactive computer games, outdoor solar viewing (weather permitting), related exhibits, a telescope display, and more. Visitors will also learn about the importance of dark skies, light pollution, and careers in astronomy. Regular admission.
Alice in Wonderland Family Day
SATURDAY, MAY 22 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Bring the whole family to a celebration of Alice in Wonderland—and feel free to come in costume! See the exhibition Almost Alice: New Illustrations of Wonderland by Maggie Taylor and participate in Alice- related art and science activities and games.
Children are invited to bring their favorite tea set to display for the day. Since display space is limited, please e-mail or call Tammy Johnston to reserve a spot (225-344-5272, ext 117 or email@example.com).
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