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Lectures & Lasers: Colorblindness with EnChroma

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get lit with lasers! Want to impress your friends with your expansive knowledge of science and culture? Looking for a new date night activity? Just want to kick back and watch a laser show?

Every month we’ll be joined by scientists, experts, writers, and entertainers to delve into a new topic from rocket launches to cannabis to pop astrology and everything in between. Grab a beer and head into our Planetarium for a unique talk followed by not one, but TWO laser light shows. Bring your friends, bring your lovers, bring your parents!

Laser shows featuring music from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and more will rotate each month. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase. 21+

 

Speaker: Don McPherson, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer, Co-Founder & Inventor of EnChroma Glasses

Don, a Doctor of Glass Science, was responsible for the original “ah-ha” moment that led to the formation of EnChroma. His new invention—laser safety glasses for surgeons—had a coincidental positive effect on the vision of people with color blindness. This discovery was the basis for an SBIR grant from the US Small Business Administration, which launched the research critical to the formation of EnChroma. In addition to his contributions to EnChroma, Don has served as President of Bay Glass Research, Inc., Vice President of Research and Development at Vetrazzo, Inc., and Founder & CEO Counter Production, LLC. Don is the recipient of 5 NEI, NIH, and National Cancer Institute grants and has authored 6 patents and 14 scientific papers.

About EnChroma

EnChroma, Inc. develops lens technologies and high-performance eyewear for color blindness. Co-founded by a Ph.D. glass scientist and UC Berkeley educated mathematician, EnChroma invented award-winning glasses for color blindness that combine the latest in color perception

neuroscience and lens innovation to enable access to color for all. Based in Berkeley, California, EnChroma received a SBIR grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and earned the 2016 Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration in recognition of the firm’s innovative impact on the human experience through technology. EnChroma also received the 2017 Beacons of the Photonics Industry Award from Photonics Media. For more information visit EnChroma.com.

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Date:
September 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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