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San Francisco aquarium throws party Thursday night

San Francisco aquarium throws party Thursday night

San Francisco aquarium throws party Thursday night
August 15, 2006

The Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco is throwing its monthly after-work party this coming Thursday, August 17, 2006 from 5-9 pm. The theme is “life in extreme environments” which explores the question of whether there is life elsewhere in our universe.

Image courtesy of the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco.

The “XTREME LIFE” exhibit features an interactive projection of the surface of Mars that visitors can navigate using a track-ball device; a touchable meteorite that may have brought some of the building blocks of life to Earth; and a “Microbe Hall of Fame,” where visitors can find the single-celled organisms that endure the hottest, coldest, saltiest, most acidic, most basic, and most radioactive environments on the planet.

Next month the Steinhart will open “DINOSAURS: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries.” The exhibition, which opens September 15, 2006 and runs through February 4, 2007, will present “the most up-to-date look at how many of the most persistent and puzzling mysteries about dinosaurs—what they looked like, how they moved, and even whether or not they are really extinct—are being reinterpreted by scientists as recent discoveries are brought to life using the latest technology.”

The Steinhart Aquarium holds its “3rd Thursday” gathering the third Thursday of every month. Admission for non-members is $5 and free for members of the California Academy of Sciences. The aquarium is located at 875 Howard Street.

This article used quotes and information from the California Academy of Sciences.

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