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The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination presents:

Visiting Scholar Jon Lomberg

When: Saturday, 7 December 2013, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: UC San Diego’s Price Center East ballroom
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Come join us for an out-of-this-world experience!

Hear the story of the Galaxy Garden, and learn how you can import this concept as a science project/activity. Your galactic guide is Clarke Center Visiting Scholar Jon Lomberg, one of the foremost artists inspired by astronomy. His 25-year partnership with Carl Sagan produced some of the most important science inspired art of our time, including his Emmy-Award winning work as Chief Artist for the original TV series “COSMOS” (read more). Jon has developed teaching activities using large-scale, explorable model galaxies that can be done indoors or outdoors.

In the morning he will share the story of the famous astronomy attraction in Hawaii called Galaxy Garden, the Earth’s first large-scale walk-through model of our galaxy based on his “Portrait of the Milky Way” mural painted for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. There will be plenty of time for discussion and sharing ideas. In the afternoon you will help construct a temporary model Milky Way, and then discuss ways teachers have used this activity at their schools.

You will be served a box lunch, afternoon coffee and snacks. We are asking a $10 donation per person toward food, materials and handouts. The donation is voluntary, but those donating will receive first priority to get in to this event!

TO REGISTER: Contact us at Put “Galaxy Garden Workshop” in the subject line of your email. Provide your name and address, and let us know if you’d like to make a donation, and we’ll let you know how to do that.

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