AMSE FEBRUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Feb. 1 - 19  "Earth From Space" poster exhibition explores how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand mankind's understanding of life on Earth.  This exhibit is prepared by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey.  AMSE Lobby. 

Feb. 1 - Mar. 11  "Antarctica:  Where Science is Cool" exhibit explores the Antarctic environment and working life of scientist on the Earth's coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent.  AMSE Lobby. 

Feb. 1 - Apr. 30  'Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within The Forces of Nature" exhibition uses models, graphics, cartoons and interactive computer games to introduce biodiversity, human and animal architecture, ecosystems, and energy and water conservation -- all from the perspective of "home."  The traveling exhibition was developed by the Center fo Sustainable Building Research, College of Design and the Bell Museum of Natural History, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota.  Exhibition funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.  AMSE Second Level. 

Feb. 1 - May 15  "U.S. ITER Project" is an exhibition utilizing audiovisuals and interactives, to explain a major international research project with the goal of demonstrating the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion energy.  The U.S. ITER Project Office is hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, with partners Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in New Jersey and Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina.  AMSE Second Level. 

Feb. 1 - March 2  " Registration Open For East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest" on March 10 for students in Grades 7 - 12.  Contest rules and specifications available online at www.amse.org or come to AMSE for flyer.

Feb. 3  "AMSE Homeschool Friday Program" entitled "Spaced Out" for Grades K-2 at 10:30 am for one hour and Grades 3-6 at 12:30 pm for two hours.  Must pre-register for this class by Jan. 27.  For cost and registration information go to www.amse.org or come to AMSE for flyer.

Feb. 17  "AMSE Homeschool Friday Program" entitled "Polymers" for Grades K-2 at 10:30 am for one hour and Grades 3-6 at 12:30 pm for two hours.  Must pre-register for this class by Feb.10.  For cost and registration information go to www.amse.org or come to AMSE for flyer. 

Feb. 21  "Cold War Patriots Town Hall Meeting" regarding Energy Employees Benefits Program.  Two sessions are scheduled from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. AMSE Auditorium 

NOTE:  The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday 1 5 pm.  Admission is Adults $5, Grandparents $4, Students (6-17) $3 and Children (5 and under) free.  AMSE members are free.  Group rates available for 20 or more with advance reservations.  AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from purchase date, are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individual $25 and Family & Friends $75.  AMSE members receive unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 240 museums that participate in the ASTC Passport Program.  AMSE members get discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on classes, workshops, camps and birthday parties.  For more information on memberships, exhibits, programs and events, go to www.amse.org  To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.