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Teachers Eating Pizza: Astronomy & Space Science (Educator Workshop Series)

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Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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This workshop is free with a refundable deposit. Deposits save your seat and are refunded when you check-in. Thank you for your understanding!

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 you to view the stars through telescopes on the Prado during their monthly program Stars in the Park.

The following topics are emphasized in the workshop and planetarium. The topic of the educator workshop may vary from the planetarium show to be more in line with Next Generation Science Standards.

June 5, 2019:

  • Workshop theme: Classroom-ready air pressure experiments. No Bell Jar necessary!
  • Planetarium theme: The Spectacular Summer Sky

July 3, 2019:

  • Workshop theme: No Workshop this month. Enjoy your holiday!
  • Planetarium theme: The Universe in Comics

August 7, 2019:

  • Workshop theme: No Workshop this month. Enjoy your summer vacation!
  • Planetarium theme: Tour of the Zodiac

September 4, 2019:

  • Workshop theme: Teachers Eating Pizza will return in September. Topic TBD
  • Planetarium theme: Neutron Stars, Black Holes, and Gravitational Waves

October 2, 2019:

  • Workshop theme: TBD
  • Planetarium theme: Tidal Forces

November 6, 2019:

  • Workshop theme: TBD
  • Planetarium theme: Mercury

December 4, 2019:

  • Workshop theme: TBD
  • Planetarium theme: Our Milky Way Galaxy

What does this event include?

    • Pizza!

    • An earth science, space science or astronomy-themed workshop

    • The opportunity to network with fellow 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

Two Events, Same Night
Please note that there is a monthly lecture from the Center for Ethics that occurs concurrently in the next room over. When entering, identify yourself as an educator and look for signs that point to the teacher workshop.

Entrance Location
Enter through the Business Entrance, located on the south side of the Fleet Science Center, adjacent to the parking lot. The doors will open by 4:50 p.m. Late arrivals will need to ring the doorbell.

What grade are the lessons designed for?
Astronomy is for everyone! However, the workshop portion of the evening is most applicable to K-8 teachers. Questions about the workshop content? Please contact us!

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 additional planetarium-bound attendees should register through the Fleet Science Center's website.


Fleet Science Center

1875 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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