What We Did Today!
Keep Looking Up
The Universe lost a star this week. Iconic amateur astronomer Jack Horkheimer passed away at age 72. But like the stars themselves, we will continue to see Mr. Horkheimer's light for years to come.
Jack Horkheimer was known to millions through his enthusiastic and somewhat zany television program "Star Gazer". This 5-minute show presented a way to marvel at the splendors of the night sky with some very simple tools - your eyes! The Star Gazer segments would identify constellations, planets or other astronomical phenomenon and Mr. Horkheimer would happily explain how to go outside and find your way through the stars. The shows were broadcast on PBS stations around the country beginning in 1985 and each show ended with a friendly invitation to "keep looking up!"
An Elevated View of Geology
Well, summer camps are over and after-school programs haven’t started yet, so the end of August is a good time for some of us Science-OFF-Center people to take a vacation…. But, like it or not, a break from the Science Center is never a break from science. Even ignoring the fact my light airport reading is “The Joy of Chemistry,” it took less than two hours for vacation to remind me of work.
Be Captivated and Amazed
Science OFF Center is the informal education department of the Saint Louis Science Center. Our instructors travel around the St. Louis area helping with after-school enrichment, community events and scout merit badge counseling. From budding toddlers to mature adults, we strive to ignite a love of science and technology learning.