SKYLINE for Spring 2015
Compiled by the Noble Planetarium Staff
Upcoming Sky Events
Happy New Year to all sky watchers! I hope this year brings many clear nights and fun sky adventures! It will definitely be a fun Solar and Lunar year, what with the eclipses we can view from Texas in 2015. Here are the details of those eclipses.
April 4th, 2015: Partial Lunar Eclipse from 4AM - 7AM
PRE & POST-VISIT RESOURCES
The Museum is passionate about supporting the children of Texas and the remarkable teachers working with them. We know your educational time is precious and we value your trust in our extraordinary learning environments. Your students will observe, question, predict and communicate as they deepen their understanding of science in our exhibit galleries. Learning happens here – through hands-on explorations in our exhibits, and through the conversations your students have with you, other students and our staff. Thank you fo
Texas Center for Inquiry
THE HAPPY FAMILY SCULPTURE
One of the most smile-inducing components of the new Fort Worth Museum School isn’t an artifact, reptile or colorful painting. Rather it’s “The Happy Family,” a site-specific metal sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Barrett DeBusk, situated in the middle of the Museum School Courtyard.
Looking for a family-friendly food court eatery during your visit to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History? The Stars Café is the place!
The Stars Café offers 164 indoor seating spaces with additional seating for 50 available on the terrace facing the Western Heritage Plaza. It offers a variety of cuisines through five food stations, with something for every taste:
Deli station with hand-crafted sandwiches made on Artisan breads;
Specialty station offering North Texas regional favorites, Tex-Mex and barbecue;
A SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
“This is a 100-year building,” said Architect Ricardo Legorreta. Indeed, the architect and builders of the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History worked hard to incorporate sustainable elements into the building’s construction.
THE URBAN LANTERN
One of the most stunning features of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s new building is the “Urban Lantern,” an element common to structures designed by architects Legorreta + Legorreta. As a beacon of learning, and as the anchor of the new Museum campus, the Lantern serves as the main entrance to the 166,000-square-foot building.
LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA ELEMENTS
The new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History building is an innovative work of architecture designed by the highly acclaimed architectural firm, Legorreta + Legorreta of Mexico City. The architect describes the 166,000-square-foot facility as a very happy environment – a building for kids, young people and adults. Some of the signature architectural Legorreta elements include:
Bright colors of Latin America including deep red, yellow, blue, bright pink, and purple
ABOUT THE ARCHITECTS: LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA
In memory of Ricardo Legorreta
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History offers memorial condolences to the family and the company of Ricardo Legorreta. The visionary architect’s playfully practical design for the Museum’s campus (completed in 2009) has established not only a landmark addition to the Fort Worth Cultural District but also a beacon of learning, entertainment, and enlightenment for the world’s community of progressive museums.