Exhibition: Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention107-day event: 8/31/2013 - 12/15/2013
Location: Ulrich Museum of Art, McKnight Art Center East
"Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention" is an exhibition of the works of more than 40 international artists in a wide range of media. Harnessing technology and inspired by nature's amazing design concepts, the show's innovative, eye-capturing art helps us understand and appreciate the life-or-death interdependence between the 10-20 million species on earth, including humans and the quality of the environment we share.
For more information, call 316-978-3664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by: Ulrich Museum of Art
Mainstage Theatre Presents: The Learned Ladies3-day event: 10/10/2013 - 10/12/2013
Location: Wilner Auditorium
Moliere's comedy, which takes a look at academic pretention, focuses on the lives of a group of "learned ladies" and their insatiable obsession for learning and high-brow culture of the conceited kind. The women attempt to advance themselves in every possible way, including housing a pretentious poet to be the centerpiece of their academic salon. Mix in a love triangle, a weak-minded husband, and a grammatically incorrect housemaid and you have one of Moliere's most beloved comedy of manners. Directed by Dr. Bret Jones.
Tickets for this event are $10 with discounts available and go on sale Sept. 19. For more information, call the WSU Fine Arts Box Office at 316-978-3233.
Purchase your tickets now at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?2388
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Performing Arts
Astronomy: Celebrity Craters and International Observe the Moon Night2-day event: 10/11/2013 - 10/12/2013
Location: Lake Afton Observatory
If you're more interested in objects a bit closer to home, the Lake Afton Public Observatory will also feature "Celebrity Craters." The craters on the surface of the Moon are for the most part, named after famous scientists. Get a close-up look at some of the more notable lunar craters, and learn more about both the crater and the person whom it was named after. This program also includes observing a gas giant planet in our solar system. "Celebrity Craters" will be presented from 8 - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 13-14; and from 7:30 - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, October, 11-12, 18-19, November 8-9, 15-16, and December 6-7 and 13-14.
Saturday, October 12 ONLY:
To celebrate International Observe the Moon night, the Lake Afton Public Observatory, in conjunction with the Kansas Astronomical Observers (KAO) presents an educational and interesting evening of observing our nearest celestial neighbor, the Moon. As you look through our big telescope at selected craters we will discuss the scientists after which the craters were named and talk about some of their achievements. Come prepared with an interesting fact or event related to the Moon to get half off your admission. For some examples see our website at webs.wichita.edu/lapo.
Adults - $5
Children ages 6-12 - $3
Children under 6 - free
There is also a special family rate where 2 parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren get in for just $15.
The observatory is located about 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita on MacArthur Road at 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. It is immediately north of the lake, just off MacArthur Road. Lake Afton can be reached by any of the following routes: west from Wichita on U.S. 54 to the Lake Afton sign at Viola Road three miles past Goddard, then three miles south and one mile east; or southwest on K-42, 7 miles to Schulte and nine miles west on MacArthur.
For more information, call 316-978-3991 or email email@example.com
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education