Alverno Heights Academy and Caltech Educational Outreach to Host Science Night

Guests are invited to visit campus for experiments, astronomy, and more!

Published : Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 12:21 PM

Alverno Heights Academy is excited to host “Science Night at Alverno” in collaboration with Caltech Educational Outreach and Carnegie Science on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to learn more about Alverno’s extensive STEM program.

The event will take place in five locations on Alverno Heights Academy’s campus including Alverno’s innovative Learning Technology Center where guests can learn more about space from Caltech graduate students involved in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), physics, geology, and math programs.

On the school terrace, Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena will have telescopes to allow guests a look at the moon and several different planets and stars. There will also be an inflatable planetarium, with performances scheduled every 30 minutes, starting at 6:15 p.m. in one of the science classrooms.

In the cafeteria, visitors will be able to explore different booths featuring a variety of demonstrations and experiments run by Alverno’s own Science Club. Demonstrations will include dry-ice gelato, cryogenically frozen materials, Dragon’s Breath, Elephant Toothpaste, and more!

The research lab will feature a variety of neuroscience experiments including a demonstration of controlling someone else’s hand with your mind and sensitive plants talking to venus flytraps! Plus, come by and swing a giant bowling ball pendulum and play with robots!

This free event is open to students and adults of all ages and promises some fun for everyone! To help make the evening as enjoyable as possible, guests are encouraged to pre-register through the link here.

Alverno Heights Academy is located at 200 North Michillinda Avenue in Sierra Madre. Parking for the event is available on the school’s campus in the parking lot located off of Michillinda Avenue.

Questions about Science Night? Please contact Sara McCarthy ’05, Director of Enrollment and Student Engagement, at or Monica Barsever, Science Teacher, at

About Alverno Heights Academy

Alverno Heights Academy is an all-girls, independent, progressive Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to its mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. Located on the property of the former Barlow Estate in Sierra Madre, California, Alverno Heights Academy was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Francis who sought to create an environment in the San Gabriel Valley where young women could become informed and knowledgeable persons. Later renamed Alverno High School and sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Community, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—has been shaped by the staff, trustees, and students. As Alverno Heights Academy once again, the school remains committed to its mission by encouraging each of their young women to be who they imagine. For more information about Alverno Heights Academy, please visit


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