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Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm 
Sunday: Noon to 5pm

Closed Mondays through December. Closed on the 1st Saturday in November, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day.


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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, September 14, 2016 7:00 PM

What You Need To Know About Dark Matter & Dark Energy

with Jeff Rodgers

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bishop Planetarium, which is great for showing you the universe in ways you’ve never seen before. But what about the parts of the universe we can’t see? Over the past few years, we’ve come to realize that 95% of the universe consists of matter and energy that don’t act like the “normal” matter that makes up stars and galaxies and planets and moons. What is this stuff? How do we even know it’s there? And what can it tell us about the formation and fate of our universe?


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, October 12, 2016 7:00 PM

Did Dark Matter Kill The Dinosaurs?

With Jeff Rodgers 

Over the course of Earth’s history, five great extinction events shook the tree of life. There is a great deal of scientific controversy over what caused these extinctions, and we may never know for sure. A recent theory suggests that dark matter may be the culprit behind the cycles of impacts and eruptions and continental shifts that drive extinctions. We’ll examine what we know about the great mass extinctions and look at how dark matter might play a role in the periodic thinning of lifeforms on Earth.


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, November 09, 2016 7:00 PM

Digging Deeper Into Dinosaur Discoveries with Jeff Rodgers 

Join Jeff for an in-depth exploration of our special exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, Dinosaur Discoveries. We'll have the exhibition open for an hour before think+drink begins, so come early, check out the dinosaurs, and gather your questions. Then we'll reassmeble in the planetarium for a discussion about all things dinosaur! Exhibtion open 6 - 8pm, think+drink 7-8(ish) 


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, 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 tauhgt Advanced Biology for over 40 years in northest 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).

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