Join Thomas Minahan for a series of thought-provoking lectures about the interactions of matter and energy in our universe. The first will be held Oct. 22, 1-4 pm, at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay. There will be a break for refreshments partway through.
Whether you have formal science training or are simply curious about the universe, this series will enhance your knowledge by exploring the theoretical and experimental development of quantum physics and the quantum nature of matter and energy.
Attendance – in person or via Zoom – is free, and although each lecture builds on concepts from previous lectures, the series is designed to welcome newcomers at any time. Register online at quantumrevolution.eventbrite.com.
Crossroads at Big Creek’s Science Saturday continues with a program on autumn ecology Oct. 22, 2 pm. This free program is designed for students in grades 3-6 and their families, but learners of all ages are welcome. Some of the class may be held outside, so dress appropriately. Meet at the Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.
The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society has scheduled a viewing night Oct. 22, 7 pm, to coincide with the Orionid meteor shower. This date is not quite the predicted peak, but visitors may see a few meteors that are actually pieces of Halley’s Comet. If it’s cloudy, society members will offer a planetarium show at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay.
Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula and the Door County Master Gardeners Association will present “Easy-to-Grow Pollinator Plants” on Oct. 25, 6:30 pm. Justin Kroening, owner of Stone Silo Prairie Gardens in De Pere, will discuss easy-to-grow pollinator plants for spring, summer and fall in the Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.
Learn more about these programs and others at crossroadsatbigcreek.org.