Daytona Beach, FL (August 30, 2016)
In conjunction with Septembers with the Smithsonian at the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS), join us for a very special presentation on September 21 called Ask the Astronaut with Tom Jones. The Museum will be offering two separate presentations with the first being held at 4:00 p.m. in the MOAS Planetarium. Using the Museum’s immersive Planetarium technology, Mr. Jones will discuss his 25 years of training for, flying in, consulting on, and writing and speaking about space. Following his 30 minute presentation, there will be ample time for a question and answer session where you can get a more personal touch on the astronaut experience. Admission to the 4:00 p.m. presentation is $5.00 for MOAS Members and $10.00 for future members of the Museum. Admission for this program is on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited seating in the Planetarium. A book signing will following the presentation at 5:00 p.m. in Root Hall.
The second presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Root Family Auditorium. In this more complete talk based off his new book, Ask the Astronaut, Tom Jones will discuss his 25 years of experience in the exciting space exploration field. His amazing career includes four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit, three spacewalks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station, asteroid study for NASA, and engineering intelligence-gathering systems for the CIA. With his fifty-three days of cumulative time working and living in space, Mr. Jones will literally give an out-of-this-world presentation. Admission to this evening presentation is $5.00 for MOAS Members and $7.00 for future museum members. A book signing will follow the presentation at 8:30 p.m. in Root Hall. These presentations were made possible by the Smithsonian Lecture Program.
About Tom Jones
Tom Jones is a planetary scientist, space consultant, professional speaker, and veteran astronaut who completed four space shuttle missions and three spacewalks. Jones has authored six books, including Sky Walking: An Astronaut’s Memoir, and he writes for aerospace magazines such as Air & Space Smithsonian, Aerospace America, Popular Mechanics, and The Planetary Report. A senior research scientist for IHMC, he appears regularly on television news as an expert commentator for space exploration and science stories.
Exhibits and dates subject to change.
About the Museum of Arts & Sciences - The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Cuban Foundation Museum showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and Gallery of Decorative Arts, the largest and most comprehensive collection in the South, and the Root Family Museum featuring restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola® memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum, while the Linda and Williams Children’s Museum presents an interactive experience for children. The Gillespy Gallery of Sub-Saharan African artifacts, a new state-of-the-art planetarium and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, rounds out areas to explore inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences.
Museum Hours are 10am-5pm (Monday-Saturday) and 11am-5pm (Sunday). Museum of Arts & Sciences admission is $12.95 adults; $6.95 children 6-17; $10.95 seniors and students; members and children 5 and under are free. Daily Planetarium shows and weekly laser shows. Museum of Arts & Sciences admission includes one Planetarium show. Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art admission is $10.95 adults; $4.95 children 6-17; $8.95 seniors and students; members and children 5 and under are free. Combo ticket admission is $18.95 adults; $9.95 children 6-17; $16.95 seniors and students; members and children 5 and under are free. Combo ticket admission includes on Planetarium show. Additional Planetarium shows are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 17 and under. Parking is free. Admission is FREE for Volusia County residents the first Tuesday of each month (does not include Planetarium shows). MOAS is fully accessible to the handicapped. MOAS is located at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. For more information call 386.255.0285 or visit the website www.moas.org.
MOAS is a not‐for‐profit educational institution founded in 1955 and chartered by the State of Florida in 1962. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Programs sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the County of Volusia.
Exhibits and dates subject to change.