Vast and Undetectable Discovery Day 2/25/12 1-4pm
Vast and Undetectable Discovery Day
Saturday, February 25 1-4pm
Main Gallery, 401 Van Ness Avenue, @McAllister
An afternoon of science, art and activities. Free and open to visitors of all ages.
The SFAC Gallery in partnership with Science@Cal is thrilled to host an afternoon of scientific discovery and activities in conjunction with the current exhibition, Vast and Undetectable.
Professor Pat Zambryski, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley; Steve Croft, astronomer at UC Berkeley and Nader Mirabolfathi, research physicist at UC Berkeley will be on hand to make short presentations about the scientific work they do and how it converges with the work in the exhibition.
After the presentations, many of the artists from Vast and Undetectable as well as our esteemed guest scientists will be open to questions and conversations about science and art. This casual and open-ended event will allow for all visitors to establish their own point of entry into the exhibition and the scientific concepts driving the work.
There will also be activity stations set up for children of all ages to create their own works of art based on scientific discoveries. Learn to make mandalas, explore the world through microscopes, draw your own version of galaxies the Hubble Telescope has yet to discover and much more!
Join us for this open house style of presentation and activities. The SFAC Gallery will provide snacks and drinks. This event is free and open the public.
Presentations will begin at 1:30 pm, but feel free to come by anytime to share in the activities and talk to the scientists and artists from the exhibition.
Bonus event! In addition to the festivities in the Gallery,
please also join us at 3pm for the Faux Floe Tour
The Faux Floe Tour will be a five minute excursion into the invasive synthetic rhizomatic world made visible by Reenie Charrière. It will be available in both English and French.
The tour will take place at the SFAC Gallery window installation site at 155 Grove Street. Meet at the main Gallery to join this free adventure. The tour will take approximately 20 minutes.
1.00 - 4.00pm
Activity stations open.
1.30 – 2.30pm
Three science presentations by our esteemed guest scientists from Berkeley:
- Professor Pat Zambryski, Biologist
- Nader Mirabolfathi, Research physicist
- Steve Croft, Astronomer
3.00 – 3.30pm
The Flaux Floe Tour by Reenie Charrière (in EN and FR), starts at the Gallery.
Discovery Day concludes. Gallery remains open until 5pm.
In partnership with:
In laboratories deep underground, observatories atop mountains, the open plains, ocean depths and dense rainforests, Cal scientists are exploring our natural world, finding answers that explain our past and inform the future. Through free public lectures and events, Science@Cal invites you to join these scientists on their journeys, explore their questions and share their discoveries!
For more information visit, http://scienceatcal.berkeley.edu/