Exploring Science Through the Lens of Sailing (Treasure Island)
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Located in the lobby of Building One (Administration Building) at Treasure Island Museum, also broadcast live through zoom | 1 Avenue of the Palms, San Francisco, CA 94130
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If you’ve been to Treasure Island, you’ve personally experienced the physics of wind, and maybe the waves as well. The Sailing Science Center (SSC) is working to teach science using these forces, and create an interactive museum framed around sailing. Last year they began holding small, outdoor exhibitions with a stable of seven exhibits. Their 16-foot custom trailer can deliver this content to schools, YMCA’s, sailing centers, and elsewhere.
Most people’s first thoughts about the science of sailing go to the aerodynamics of sails, and maybe the resistance of a boat moving through the water, but the science of sailing goes much further. The SSC envisions seven galleries, with those galleries further divided into sixteen subject areas. When you begin to see what is possible, you realize there is an almost endless range of applied science that can be explored through the lens of sailing. The SSC is driven by more than 25 dedicated volunteers who have captured this vision of what can be done.
Sailing Science Center President and Founder, Jim Hancock, will give a short slide presentation about the history and vision of the SSC, and will bring a sampling of SSC exhibits to share with the audience.
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