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Adults' Night Out

July 2015 Adults' Night Out

July 3, 2015
5:30–9 p.m.

All Adults' Night Out guests must check-in at the Guest Services to receive access into the event. RSVP for quicker entry into the Center and bring the print out of the ticket.

Lecture Topic:Growing Fish, shrimp and veggies in the desert. How aquaponics can feed the world!

Guest speaker: Dr. George Brooks, Jr., CEO NxT Horizon Group.

7:00–8:00 p.m.


Everyone must eat! With less water available scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs are looking for new sources of local healthy food for a growing world. Wide-open urban areas like the Valley of the Sun could be a major source if we knew how. Find out how aquaponics, the science and technology behind the new award-winning children’s book “Who Knew it Grew From Poo” can help feed Phoenix and the planet right from your back yard.

An environmental/agricultural scientist turned urban farmer, George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. Ph.D., is the founder and owner of the NxT Horizon Group, a consulting firm focusing on sustainability, urban agricultural systems, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education, and regional economic development. Phoenix native and expert in arid lands aquaponics (the growing of fish and vegetables in the desert) he earned a Bachelors in zoology from Arizona State University and a Masters in biology (marine) at San Diego State University. Dr. Brooks earned his Ph.D., in wildlife and fisheries sciences, at the University of Arizona.

A popular and engaging public speaker, Dr. Brooks has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Central Arizona Project, the Phoenix Union High School District, and the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as Vice Chair of PlanPhx the team that wrote the 2015 City of Phoenix General Plan, Vice Chair of the South Mountain Village Planning Committee and on the board of the Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce.

Planet Hunters
8:30 p.m.
Dorrance Planetarium

Come experience the wonders of exploration and the myriad of new discoveries uncovered through today’s bold efforts to find planets orbiting stars beyond our Solar System. Learn how new planets are discovered - from Broiling Jupiters to Super Earths in a search for planets that may support life. See Arizona Science Center’s original production of Planet Hunters, where we explore the universe and its hidden secrets.

Tickets are available at the door and online, for only $9 per person.

ART 360: Erick Johnson
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Dorrance Planetarium

See local artist, Erick Johnson during June's ART 360 in the Dorrance Planetarium. Capturing the mood and lighting of a specific location, Erick Johnson uses photography as an exhilarating creative outlet. Allow your imagination to expand and run wild as your view his series from Joshua Tree National Forest in the unique and immersive setting of the Dorrance Planetarium. ** Seating is first-come, first-served

Got gas? Whole Foods will be preparing a few gassy foods for sample and discussing the goodness of these gassy foods on Level 1 at Arizona Science Center. Also, adults can be a kid again and learn all about the icky things our bodies do in Grossology!

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Guests are encouraged to learn about the good, the bad, and the downright ugly functions of your body at Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body this summer! This exhibition uses incredible computer graphics and creative displays to bring the best-selling book Grossology, by Sylvia Branzei, to life.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body is locally sponsored by APS and is located in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries. Tickets are available at the door and online, for only $6 per person.

Additionally, guests 18 and over will be able to roam around all four levels of the Center’s hands-on science galleries from 5:30—9:00 p.m. for FREE. A cash bar will be available.

Programming subject to change.

*Event is for adults 18 and over only. Children will not be permitted into Arizona Science Center during this event. IDs will be checked at the ticket booths.

Schedule :
5:30 p.m.—doors open. I.D.s will be checked for general entry
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.—ART360. Last showing: 8:00 p.m.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.—Lecture in our IMAX® Theater
8:30 p.m.— Planet Hunters, Dorrance Planetarium

Upcoming 2016 Lectures

The Best Medicine of Tomorrow-Today
2015 W.O.N.D.E.R. Project Lecture Series
Ben Johnson, MD, NMD, D.O., co-author of The Healing Codes | October 2, 2015
Bill Tiller, PhD., Founder, Bill Tiller Institute | November 6, 2015