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Natural History Museum Announces September Events

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Star Party is scheduled today from 8-10 p.m. at the museum’s Palmer Observatory.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center has planned a September full of special events.

Planned events include the following:

– The Star Party takes place today from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the museum’s Palmer Observatory. This free event invites attendees to use the observatory’s 20-inch telescope, along with astronomy staff and members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, to view lunar craters, nebulae, galaxies and more . The event, which requires masks due to the use of shared telescopes, may be canceled due to cloudy skies or rain.

– On Monday, the museum will present “Science Pub: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer” at Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega Street. The event will see a presentation by hematologist and medical oncologist Dr. Julian Davis, who will discuss recent advances in cancer immunotherapy, cell therapy, targeted molecular therapy and gene therapy related to blood diseases. In addition to these landscape-altering shifts, Dr. Davis will also talk about upcoming breakthroughs that may be on the horizon. Science Pub presentations take place at Dargan’s on the second Monday of each month and do not require tickets or reservations.

– “Lunch & Learn Webinar: Digital Assets in Estate Planning”, will be hosted on Zoom Tuesday from 12-1pm. The free webinar, presented by the museum’s Planned Giving Advisory Board, is intended to answer questions related to digital heritage, such as photos, hard drive documents, emails, internet accounts, social media accounts and cryptocurrencies. The presentation will be given by Brett Piersma, lawyer, educator, advisory board member and partner of Mullen & Henzell LLP.

– The Sea Center will participate in the Coastal Cleanup Day at the East Beach (Garden Street) site on September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Those who wish to participate can also work at other sites, from Carpinteria to Gaviota.

– The Artists Table fundraiser will begin on September 30 with an opening dinner with the artists. The event will allow ticket buyers and sponsors to view the art and enjoy wine and dinner. Each artist will host a table of eight guests who will receive a work of art from their host. The art will be available for sale at the event, with 50% of the sale price supporting the museum’s educational programs. A raffle and a call for scholarships are also included during the event. Remaining places are limited and those wishing to attend are encouraged to contact Director of Development Caroline Baker at [email protected] or 805-682-4711, ext. 109.

The fun will continue in October, when the museum hosts “Creet the Halls: Midnight Circus” on October 29 from 6-9 p.m. The event is described as a “magical circus of surprises” and invites guests 21 or older. older at a Halloween party to roam the halls and woods of the museum. The party will include food, drink, performers and music from Joystix. Proceeds will support the museum’s nature and science education programs.

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