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Sunday: Noon to 5pm

CLOSED MONDAYS. Holiday Hours: CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day. OPEN Monday, Dec. 26 from 10am - 5pm.


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think + drink (science)

On the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 pm, we transform the Bishop Planetarium into a forum for discussions at think + drink (science), a place where you can grab a beer or a glass of wine (or a soft drink) and learn about cutting-edge science in a relaxed, informal setting. Typically our "expert du jour" gives a short presentation on the topic of the month, and then opens the floor for questions and discussion. Drinks and bar snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring food.

ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5

Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 
Please arrive promptly: 
Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).


Sponsors:



Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


Upcoming think + drink (science) Cafes

think + drink (science)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:00 PM

Misconceptions About Evolution with Joseph Kerata 

There are several misconceptions concerning evolution. Some arise from misuse of terminology, some from misapplication by popular media, and some are intentional attempts by special interest groups to interfere with the process of scientific education. Historically, these misconceptions have provided misguided rationales justifying prejudice, eugenics, social inequality and genocide. Discover what evolution is, what it isn't, and how to respond to the misinformed. 

Joe Kerata has taught Advanced Biology for over 40 years in northeast Ohio and at the Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy in Sarasota. He specialized in teaching science to non-scientists. 


ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5


Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 


Click Here To Purchase Tickets 


Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

think+drink (science)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Planet Nine with Dr. Antonio Paris 

Join Prof. Paris on a journey to the edge of the Solar System in search of Planet Nine! 

Planet Nine is a hypothetical large planet in the far outer Solar System, the gravitational effects of which would explain the improbable orbital configuration of a group of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) that orbit mostly beyond the Kuiper belt.

Dr. Paris is a Professor of Astronomy at St. Petersburg College, FL. and the Director of Planetarium and Space Programs at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, FL. He is currently the Primary Investigator at the Site B 10-meter Radio Telescope in Central Florida researching gamma-ray pulsars.




ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5


Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 


Click Here To Purchase Tickets 


Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).


think+drink (science)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:00 PM

On the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 pm, we transform the Bishop Planetarium into a forum for discussions at think + drink (science), a place where you can grab a beer or a glass of wine (or a soft drink) and learn about cutting-edge science in a relaxed, informal setting. Typically our "expert du jour" gives a short presentation on the topic of the month, and then opens the floor for questions and discussion. Drinks and bar snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring food.

ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5

Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 

Click Here To Purchase Tickets 



Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).

think+drink (science)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 7:00 PM

Great Lizard! The Discovery of Megalosaurus with David Berry 

In 1824 Megalosaurus became the first dinosaur to be scientifically named and described. Meet the pioneers of paleontology involved in its discovery and learn of the challenges they faced in explaining the existence of a “Great Lizard” that lived millions of years ago.

David Berry is the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota.  His interest in Megalosaurus relates to previous research on the history of museums.

                  

ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $3
Non-Members - $5


Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113 


Click Here To Purchase Tickets 


Please arrive promptly: Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).




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