Ben Hellwarth will discuss the history of Sealab during a special presentation.
Ocean Author Presentation & Book Signing
Monday, Sept. 30
SEALAB: America's Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor
with Ben Hellwarth
In the early 1960s, while NASA was trying
to put a man on the moon, the U.S. Navy launched a series of daring experiments
to prove that divers could live and work from a base on the seafloor. In
SEALAB, author Ben Hellwarth discusses
these underwater habitats, one of which was set up just off our
shore with the help of Scripps scientists. Buy the book in advance from the
Aquarium Gift Shop and receive priority seating at the event. Book must be
purchased onsite or by phone: 858-534-8753. Time: 7 - 8 p.m., Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Public $5, Free for members.