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Geek out with us on the first Friday of every month at the Science Center! Learn the real science behind science fiction and mingle with others interested in the geekier side of life. Each month, First Friday features a different theme, hands-on activities, pub-style trivia, engaging presentations, photo opps for showing off your costume, and food and drink specials. The evening culminates with a free 10 PM screening of a classic science fiction movie in the OMNIMAX® Theater. First Friday favorites like public telescope viewings, a free 7 PM Planetarium star show, and special prices for our regular OMNIMAX films are a staple at every event. Parking at the Science Center is free during First Fridays. St. Louis Space Frontier's goal is to inspire attendees to think about the Space-y side of things! We do our best to connect Space Exploration with the monthly First Friday theme. There are many ways YOU can participate: 1. help plan and create our display 2. arrive around 5:30 to set up 3. help at the table for an hour, or the entire evening, 6:00-9:00pm 4. help clean up at 9:00pm Before each month, we will update you on the theme of the month and our activities. Generally, we have a hands-on activity, information to talk about, a computer running a connected website or video, and a handout to distribute. When you RSVP, please answer the question and let us know how you can help. Come and Geek Out at First Friday every month!!
We are excited that we will continue to present at Venture Cafe' every month on the Second Thursday. Venture Cafe' is a unique experience: meeting new people, beverages, presentations, and networking. Each month we will present in the Havana room (the large room) from 6:30-7:30 OR the James Crutchfield room (the small room) from 5:00-6:00pm on the Second Thursday. (VenCafe runs from 3:00-8:00 each Thursday.) 1/10 Havana 6:30-7:30pm 2/14 James Crutchfield 5-6pm 3/14 Havana 6:30-7:30pm 4/11 James Crutchfield 5-6pm 5/9 Havana 6:30-7:30pm 6/13 James Crutchfield 5-6pm 7/11 Havana 6:30-7:30pm 8/8 James Crutchfield 5-6pm 9/12 Havana 6:30-7:30pm 10/10 James Crutchfield 5-6pm 11/14 Havana 6:30-7:30pm 12/12 James Crutchfield 5-6pm Please email Christine at [masked] if you'd like to present at a future Venture Cafe' or if you have ideas for topics or presenters.
Many StLSFnss members are also members of Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM) and attend ASEM meetings on the second Saturday of each Month. Join ASEM members for dinner, business meeting, and presentation at the Weldon Springs Interpretative Center. These events are free, open to the public, and family friendly. Visit the ASEM website for more information. http://www.asemonline.org/
Many members of St Louis Space Frontier are also members of St. Louis Astronomical Society and attend the SLAS monthly meetings on the Third Friday of each month. The monthly meeting is held in McDonnell Hall Room 162 at 7:30pm and begins with a formal presentation by an "out-of-this-world" speaker. A business meeting is held after the presentation but you don't have to stay for the meeting. (Details about the speaker and presentation are often available at the last minute and there is not enough time to post here; trust that the speakers are always good!) Presentations for 2019 May - Andres Plazas, PhD, The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, Princeton University June - Josiah Lewis, PhD, Presolar Grains: Solids from Other Stars, Wash U July - Ryan Clegg-Watkins, PhD, Exploring the Moon from Orbit, Wash U August - Angela Speck, PhD, 2019 Solar Eclipse Results, University of Missouri September - Don Hampton, PhD, Aurora Borealis & Steve (1), UAF October - Claire Chandler, PhD, Super-Earths and the Formation of the Solar System, NRAO December - Duncan Lorimer, PhD, Fast Radio Bursts: "Lorimer Bursts" (1) UWVA (UAF: University of Alaska: Fairbanks, UWVA: University of West Virginia) (1) Skype event