As teachers, we are always looking for ways to learn. Apparently so does Pensacon! If you download the guide to your mobile device, you can filter the schedule to show the numerous science activities that Pensacon will be holding. In addition to these activities, there will be a few panels discussing science issues and technology.
View the Stars: No, this doesn’t refer to the celebrity autographing rooms. We are talking about looking at the cosmos. The Pensacola State College Planetarium will be holding Solar Day viewing and Skywatching Night Viewing. The solar day viewing will take place on Friday from 1-5, and Saturday and Sunday from 10-5:30. The Skywatching Night Viewing will take place Friday and Saturday from 9 to midnight.
Robotics: The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) will be presenting an hour long walking tour of their new lab and their robots. To ensure your place on this tour, they recommend you register here. They have sessions throughout the weekend, but one session is already sold out, so book ahead!
From the Past to the Future: 3D Technology in Terrestrial and Underwater Archeology: I am going to have a hard time fighting the urge to speed on my way to Pensacon (don’t worry I will not speed). This is one panel that I really want to attend. This is a great idea for a panel for science and history fans. This panel will take place from 5:15 to 6 pm at Grand Hotel 1st Floor Room C.
SciFi 3D Printing and 3D Modeling: This panel will include a dmonstration and will end with a printing of a model spaceship. This panel will take place from 7:45 to 8:30 pm at Grand Hotel 1st Floor Room C.
Earth Needs More People: Author John Cserep will make his case for expansion of our species. This panel will take place from 12:15 to 1:00 pm at Grand Hotel 1st Floor Room C.
From the Depths of the Abyss to the Outer Reaches of Space: Naval Aviation The National Naval Aviation Museum will have items on display from deep water exploration and manned space flight. Plus, you can see some of the historical inspirations for Steampunk. This panel will take place from 4:00 to 4:45 pm at Grand Hotel 1st Floor Room C.
National Flight Academy Demonstration: The staff of the National Flight Academy staff will have a flight simulator and rador station to show the public what their pilots work with. They will also discuss the technology used in their program. This panel will take place from 4:15 to 5:45 pm at the Pensacola Little Theatre Courtroom.
Colonizing Mars in Our Lifetime: A discussion of where mankind is on our endeavor to reach the red planet. This panel will take place from 5:15 to 6 pm at the Grand Hotel 1st Floor Room C.