Teachers Eating Pizza: A Night of Astronomy (Educator Workshop)

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Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Update as of 8/14/2017: The September 6 event is currently full. Please join the waitlist if you would like to be offered a spot if one opens.

Teachers Eating Pizza is an educator workshop at the Fleet Science Center that occurs on the first Wednesday of each month.

Come for the pizza, converse with colleagues, learn curriculum-ready interdisciplinary content related to the month's topic and attend the 7 p.m. The Sky Tonight Astronomer-led planetarium show in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

Following the workshop, the San Diego Astronomy Association invites everyone to view the stars through telescopes on the Prado during their monthly program Stars in the Park.

The upcoming astronomy and space science themes are:

September 6: Celebrating NASA's Cassini Mission - All things Saturn and a fond farewell to Cassini (Registration now open)

October 4: Galaxies - Nebulae, star clusters, and black holes. (Registration now open)

November 1: Space Junk - Discover just how much space junk is around the Earth and in the rest of the solar system. (Registration will open on September 6)

December 6: Constellations of the Southern Sky - Did you know that there are constellations that cannot be seen from San Diego? (Registration will open on October 4)

What does this event include?

  • Pizza!

  • An interdisciplinary astronomy workshop

  • The opportunity to network with area teachers

  • The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show (a $16.95 value)

  • Access to Stars in the Park, a program run by a local astronomy club

What is the schedule for the evening?

  • 4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Check in through the Business Entrance on the Parking lot side of the Fleet

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Pizza and Teacher workshop

  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Break & Self-guided Museum Exploration

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

  • 8:00 p.m.: Optional Stars in the Park with the San Diego Astronomers Association

What grade are the lessons designed for?
Astronomy is for everyone! However, the workshop portion of the evening is most applicable to K-5 teachers. Questions about the workshop content? Please contact us!

Can I register more than one educator?
This program has limited capacity. We request that each educator register individually. Thank you for your understanding.

What if I want to bring family or friends?
Family and friends are welcome to purchase tickets to The Sky Tonight's 7 p.m. show. You may join your party in the Theater lobby at the conclusion of the educator workshop at 6:30 p.m. Due to space limitations, we ask that only educators register for this educator workshop. All other attendees should register through the Fleet Science Center's website.

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