Science Sundays

Next Science Sunday:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

1:30 – 2:30 PM

GLOBAL SEA LEVEL RISE:
The Influence of Antarctic Ice Shelves

Tim Stanton, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
Image of the site at Antarctica before deployment

Come learn about a recent four-year field program to the remote Pine Island Ice Shelf in Western Antarctica. Over the years, scientists drilled a series of 1500-feet-deep holes through the 30-mile-long ice shelf, lowering ocean instruments into the space below. Instruments were then left in place, reporting data about ice melting and ocean mixing rates back to the lab in Monterey by satellite.

Join Tim Stanton as he describes an overview of the massive Antarctic ice sheets, their floating ice shelves, and the processes that control their melting. He will also share insights into potential impacts on global sea level rise.

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Join us on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.

  • Lectures take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1:30 PM.
  • Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.Screen shot 2015-02-26 at 11.27.40 AM
  • Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.
  • Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating.

Lectures are one hour long, including time for a few questions at the end. Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Free ADMISSION for Seymour Center Members and UC Santa Cruz Undergraduates with valid Student ID.

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Science Sunday lectures are designed to make science interesting and “user-friendly” for EVERYONE.
Science Sunday is free with membership or admission. UCSC undergrads free with valid student ID.
Dates: Held on the third Sunday of every month (except April and December in 2017)
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: La Feliz room of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center
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FUTURE SCIENCE SUNDAY:

Sunday, November 19, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Seymour Marine Discovery Center

For more information, call (831) 459-3800.
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Spotlight!

SEA OTTER
AWARENESS WEEK
September 23 - October 1, 2017
Join us for this annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem.

PARKING CHANGES
Beginning September 1, 2017, parking permits will be required. Seymour Center guests will receive three hours of free parking with paid admission.

NOW HIRING
UCSC STUDENTS
Be a part of our team! The Seymour Center is looking for qualified, enthusiastic UCSC students—apply today!

LOCALS "SEYMOUR"
IN SEPTEMBER
Santa Cruz County locals can visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for free any Thursday this September!

ATTENTION TEACHERS
Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Field trip information and applications for the 2017-18 school year are available now.

Kids participate in the underwater robotics workshopUNDERWATER ROBOTICS
WORKSHOP
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Learn how to build underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in this fun workshop!

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