Wednesday, November 07, 2012
An Interview with Ben Miller
Aquarium member Ben Miller is the mission control team chief at JPL for the Mars Exploration Rover also known as Opportunity, which landed on Mars in January 2004. He lives on Mars time, teaches math at Cal Poly Pomona part time, and has been an Aquarium member for three years.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Through the end of this year, we’ll be streaming selected lectures live on our website for free. Viewers will be able to see and hear the entire presentation, and they will be able to ask questions via Twitter.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Aquarium staff members transported some of the Magellanic Penguins and Betty the otter pup all in one cargo van on a road trip from the Bay Area to Long Beach.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Luke Richmond is one of the Aquarium’s education associates. He also narrates the Aquarium’s whale watch and urban ocean cruises, something he’s been doing for about two years. I spoke with him to learn more about his background and the urban ocean.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Science plays an important role in everything you see when you visit the Aquarium. But what how does information compiled by scientists make its way to our exhibit walls? Learn more in this interview with Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Get an insider’s look at what goes on at the Aquarium through the eyes of Assistant Curator Steve Blair. Steve’s duties include overseeing the care of our animals, ensuring aquarists on our staff have the training and support they need, and planning future exhibits.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Need gift ideas for the holidays? I did some Santa legwork for you in the Aquarium’s gift store, Pacific Collections, and assembled a pretty nifty gift guide to get you started.
Monday, October 10, 2011
The Aquarium will host four sessions on the future of Southern California’s water in its upcoming Aquatic Academy. How will climate change affect our water system? Has our state ever seen conditions like this before? What are state agencies doing to prepare? What can we do?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Aquarium of the Pacific is home to fish, sharks, marine mammals, lorikeets, and shorebirds, but we also feature paintings, film, photography, music, dance, and sculpture. How do art and science complement each other in the communication of ideas?
Monday, August 22, 2011
Meet Alice Hsieh, an exhibit graphic designer at the Aquarium. She helps create the vision for our exhibits, using ideas from our staff and measurements of the exhibit space to create a conceptual rendering of what the exhibit might look like before it goes through the formal design process.