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August 2014

Join us for these upcoming activities and events!

Adults' Night Out

Join us in August for our next Adult’s Night Out
August 1, 2014
5:30-9 p.m.

The first Friday of each month, Arizona Science Center opens its doors to the 18+ from 5:30-9 p.m. All four floors of hands-on science are FREE as is a New Times 'Best of Phoenix' award-winning lecture series (seating is first-come, first-served)! Special ticketed events, IMAX® films or Dorrance Planetarium presentations are available for an additional cost and we always roll out the cash bar and feature a variety of local DJs.

Engineering For Space Exploration
How do people engineer the technology that explores outer-space, and why the heck do we care about exploring space anyway? Those are the two extremely common and important questions that sometimes get confused or lost in translation when members of the science community and the general public interact. This talk will attempt to answer these questions and more from the perspective of an engineering PhD student currently enrolled in Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration.

Speaker Bio:
Alex Miller is currently a 3rd year Exploration Systems Design PhD student at ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in aviation and has over 300 hours of flight time in small aircraft. Before coming to Arizona he did brief stints at three different NASA facilities. He is an all around space enthusiast who loves talking science with anyone who is interested!

Educators earn one hour of professional development for each lecture attended.

Our traveling exhibition "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" is also open during Adults' Night Out and available for an additional charge!

Art 360 will feature the 'Best of 2014' artists. Guests can connect in a personal and relatable way to each story that is told through Art360's 2014 featured artists including Katie Davison, Julia Jones, Chelsea Davis, Dean Reynolds and Lisa Albinger. Don't miss the unique opportunity to see their work come to life on the dome of the planetarium.

Reserve your tickets now!

Innovation Kids' Night Out has been cancelled and no longer available during Adult’s Night Out!

Coffee and Conversations Scholars Series

August 5 | 9-10 a.m.

Guest Speaker: Brenda J. Baker, Arizona State University, Associate Professor

Discussion: What is it like to work at a major site in Egypt? Dr. Brenda Baker will discuss life on digs at Abydos, an area full of cemetery and settlement sites used continuously by royalty and commoners for over 5,000 years.

Free with General Admission* and admission into Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

*Seniors receive free general admission on the first Tuesday of each month

Coffee will be available for separate purchase.

Sip on coffee and participate in lectures by scholars on topics surrounding Egypt. After the lecture, explore Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science the new travelling exhibition that will take you on an immersive quest for knowledge that reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt. See real human and animal mummies as well as other highly regarded authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt.

Ancient Ales, Modern Science

August 9, 2014
7 - 11 P.M.

Arizona Science Center invites you to share your love of craft beer at our second annual Summer Party! This year's theme - Ancient Ales, Modern Science - will bring together Valley beer lovers for a celebration of Egyptian art, culture, and science.

• 10 beer-sample tasting tickets
• Presentations include The Process of Brewing, North Mountain Brewery and Women and Beer, Mother Bunch Brewing
• Paint like an Egyptian with Tempe's Painting with a Twist
• Access to the Center's four floors of hands-on fun including entry to the featured exhibition Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science presented in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries

Participating Breweries, just to name a few include:
• Desert Eagle Brewery
• Gordon Biersch Brewery
• Grand Canyon Brewery
• North Mountain Brewery
• O.H.S.O. nanoBrewery
• Old World Brewery
• Phoenix Ale Brewery
• Sun Up Brewery

Official partners and support from the following businesses:
Phoenix Magazine, Fabulous Foods, Classic Party Rentals, Mustache Pretzels, and Discount Cabs

Proceeds to support science, technology, engineering and math educational programs.

Ticket Price: $50 (21+) Members: $35

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MAKE IT Weekends

July - November 2014
Located in Body Depot, Level 1

Ever wonder what you could create with electronics, crafts or even wood?
Arizona Science Center kicks off MAKE IT Weekends July 12 with two sessions to choose from. Are you a Do It Yourselfer or do you like working together? Become inspired, innovative and be a part of the MAKE IT community at Arizona Science Center every Saturday and Sunday!

FREE with General Admission!

Blue Star Museums offers Free Admission to Military Families at 2,000+ Museums Nationwide. Starting May 26, Memorial Day through Labor Day, September 1, 2014 FREE general admission to military families (up to 4) into Arizona Science Center! Please bring Military I.D. to receive the offer. Not valid with other offers.

FREE General Admission for Seniors
First Tuesday of every month

Arizona Science Center Members Summer Weekend Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

It's all happening at Arizona Science Center! For more information call our Reservations line at 602-716-2000 ext: 226. This offer is for persons 62+ only. Please bring your drivers license, passport or identification card with you day of.

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