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by Kyna Moser on 2020-05-07T08:44:00-07:00 in Local Research, History | Comments

“Scienceworks: How the Rogue Valley Got a World-Class Science Museum”

Medford, Oregon (May 7, 2020)— Executive Director Dan Ruby will present the Windows in Time local history lecture “ScienceWorks: How the Rogue Valley Got a World-Class Science Museum” online on Wednesday, May 13 from 2:00–3:00 p.m. via the Zoom video conferencing app. All are welcome to attend this free lecture.

Dan Ruby will discuss how the museum evolved, giving the history of this museum in Ashland, how it develops different exhibits, and its future. ScienceWorks is transforming the museum into a region of science that serves people of all ages, coast to Cascades, attracts visitors to the region, and develops innovative products for a national museum market. How did they get here?

Dan Ruby became the Executive Director of ScienceWorks in 2018. He comes from a long background in planetary science, and was at the Fleischmann Planetarium of University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), serving as its Executive Director for four years.  Ruby has a master’s degree in secondary science education from UNR and worked at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry while attending Portland State University.

The Zoom meeting details can be found at  The Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services co-sponsor the lecture series. For more information, please contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society at (541) 773-6536 or or Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679.

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