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

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Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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Teachers Eating Pizza is a teacher 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 themes are:

June 7: Spectacular Summer Sky - Stars and constellations visible in the night's sky.

July 5: To Boldly Go! Exploration of the Solar System - Manned and unmanned space exploration

August 2: Total Solar Eclipse - Tools and techniques for safe eclipse viewing

September 6: Celebrating NASA's Cassini Mission - All things Saturn and a fond farewell to Cassini

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 teacher?
This program has limited capacity. We request that each teacher 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 teacher workshop at 6:30 p.m. Due to space limitations, we ask that only teachers register for this teacher workshop. All other attendees should register through the Fleet Science Center's website.

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