Real People, Real Science

Our School Programs team has created a unique series of programs allowing your students to experience what's new and exciting in the field of science by interacting with real scientists! 

Are Aliens Real? Presentation by 
Dr. Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute 

Monday, October 17, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

It’s been more than 50 years since the first attempts were made to search for the existence of intelligent life beyond Earth.  So far, nothing has been heard.  

What does this mean?  Are we performing the right experiments?  Are we asking the right questions? 

In this presentation, Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, will explain how modern technology is rapidly increasing the speed and extent of our search for alien life, and that new experiments could turn up a signal sooner than we think.  Students will have a chance to interact with Seth, an acclaimed scientist, author, television and radio host, asking questions and hearing the answer to that burning question – “Are Aliens Real?”

The presentation will follow a showing of Search for Life: Are We Alone? in the Margaret Ziedler Star Theatre planetarium.

Cost: $11.50 per student 

Price includes admission to:

  • Dr. Seti's presentation, “Are Aliens Real?“, 
  • Search for Life: Are We Alone? planetarium show,
  • Access to all galleries, including the Angry Birds Universe exhibition, and;
  • Live science demos on the Science Stage.  

About Dr. Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak is Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California.  With degrees in physics and astronomy from Princeton University and Caltech, he has a long history of research in radio astronomy and, since 1991, in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI.

In addition to his research, Seth has written more than 500 popular articles on science and technology, hosts the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show “Big Picture Science”, and is the author, most recently, of “Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” from National Geographic, and a textbook on astrobiology, “Life in the Universe”, published by Pearson.

He is a frequent guest and commentator on radio and television, and was the chair of the International Academy of Astronautics SETI Permanent Committee.


Chem Fest for Grades 7-12.
Wednesday, October 26, 2017 

Join us as we bring real-world chemistry to TWOSE. Chem Fest will include chemistry demonstrations, displays from community partners, as well as hands-on activities to test students' chemical knowledge. 

Chem Fest Bookings Available:

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or; 

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $11.50 per student (includes admission to all permanent galleries, Chem Fest activities,  science demonstrations on the Science Stage and admission to Angry Birds Universe.) 

Add an IMAX film for just $5.00 per student.

Add a school program or planetarium show for just $3.50 per student.

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