Oct. 1 – Jan. 12 “Oak Ridge in Art” featuring framed prints and oils of historic structures, lifestyle and nature by Oak Ridge artists, including Nick Fielder, Helen Guymon, Fred Heddleson, Pat McWilliams Hopkins, Nancy Smith, Irvin Grossman, and Helen Bayless. AMSE Lobby.
Oct. 1 – Jan. 15 “The Science Maze” where visitors get lost in science facts as they discover interesting tidbits of science fields from astronomy to zoology. AMSE Second Level.
Oct. 1 – Nov. 4 “Cold War Patriots Remembrance Quilt” display to honor the nuclear workers and their contribution to America’s safety. This one-of-a-kind Remembrance Quilt of 1,250 commemorative hand-written quilt squares forms an American Flag that measures 17 feet x 11 feet. Public invited to view. AMSE Lobby.
Oct. 1 “Registration Begins for Middle School Science Bowl Teams” at http://EastTnMiddleSchoolScienceBowl/amse.org
Oct. 1 “Public Reception for Cold War Patriots Remembrance Quilt” with special guests of Tennessee family members whose names appear on the quilt. Ray Smith, Y-12 Historian, will speak on the impact Oak Ridge workers had on changing the course of history. Public invited. 10 am to 11:30 am in AMSE Auditorium and Lobby.
Oct. 3 “Embryos Under the Microscope: Negotiating Contested Ground Between Science and Society” presented by Jane Maienschein Ph.D for the Dick Smyser Community Lecture Series sponsored by Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Professor Maienschein is Director of the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University. Public cordially invited to the reception for speaker at 5:30 pm in the AMSE Lobby and lecture at 6:30 pm in the AMSE Auditorium. Free admission.
Oct. 3 “Mobile Biomass Gasification Scale Model” demonstration showing how to turn plant based materials, including wood chips and switchgrass, into electricity on a small scale. This tractor-trailer scale mobile biomass gasifier is a research project of the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems, a collaborative project of Auburn University, North Carolina State University, University of Georgia and University of Tennessee. Public invited to view the working biomass gasifier scale model from 10 am – 2 pm in the AMSE Parking Area.
Oct. 4 Registration Deadline for AMSE Homeschool Friday Program “Sensible Science” scheduled for Oct. 11 for grades K-2 and grades 3-6. Registration information and forms are available online at www.amse.org or pick-up flyer at AMSE. Cost for grades K-2 program is $7.00 non-member and $5.00 AMSE member, while cost for grades 3 – 6 program is $12 for non-member and $9 for AMSE member.
Oct. 7 Penny4Arts Performances for Knox Co. students and their families. The first Sunday of each month, AMSE admission specifically for Knox County students (ages 5-15), is one penny, when accompanied by a paying adult (18 and older) admission. Limit is 3 children per paying adult. Must have proof of Knox County residency (driver’s license) required for each adult accompanying children ages 5 – 15. On Sunday AMSE is open from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Some restrictions apply. For more information, go to www.penny4arts.com
Oct. 10 PBS Documentary Screening Premiere of “Superheroes: The Never Ending Battle” Episode 2. Doors open at 6:15 pm and screening premiere begins at 7 pm in the AMSE Auditorium. Following premiere will be a Q & A with guest panel of superhero experts, including East Tennesseans working as comic book artists! Appropriate for teens and adults. Superhero costumes are welcome. Admission is free.
Oct. 11 AMSE Homeschool Friday Program “Sensible Science” for grades K-2 is one hour from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and grades 3 – 6 is two hours from 12:30 to 2:30 pm with both programs held at AMSE. Through activities relating to the five senses, students explore how they respond to their environment. They also investigate how wild animals depend on their senses for survival and how robots use sensors to ‘see’ where they are going.
Oct. 18 Registration Deadline for AMSE Homeschool Friday Program “Skins and Skulls” scheduled for Oct. 25 for grades K-2 and grades 3 – 6. Registration information and forms are available online at www.amse.org or pick-up flyer at AMSE. Cost for grades K-2 program is $7.00 non-member and $5.00 AMSE member, while cost for grades 3-6 program is $12 for non-member and $9 for AMSE member.
Oct. 25 AMSE Homeschool Friday Program “Skins and Skulls” for grades K-2 at 10:30 am for one hour from 10:30 to 11:30 am and grades 3 – 6 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm with both programs held at AMSE. Students will be making comparisons of animal skulls, In addition to creating a food web, they will be exploring different types of food eaters, including herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and insectivores.
Oct. 30 “National Day of Remembrance Celebration” from 9:00 am – 11:00 am in AMSE Lobby and Auditorium sponsored by Cold War Patriots. Public invited.
Please Note: The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. AMSE admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6 – 17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are free. Group rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from purchase date, are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $25, and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members receive unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members receive discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on classes, workshops, programs and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, go to www.amse.org To schedule a group tour, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.
Contact: Lissa Clarke
Public Information Officer
American Museum of Science and Energy
Tel. (865) 576-3218
September 23, 2013