Screening of ‘Spirit of Discovery’ Documentary

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
4:30 p.m.

ArcLight Cinemas – La Jolla

Airing as part of the San Diego International Film Festival, this documentary explores Walter Munk’s career — and his quest to see a Mobula munkiana, the endangered Ray that marine biologist Giuseppe Notarbartolo named in his honor. Q&A following screening with filmmakers Eliana Alvarez Martinez and Leah Goudsmit.

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Walter Munk Way Dedication

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
3 p.m.

La Jolla Shores Boardwalk, North Kellogg Park

The City of San Diego is proud to recognize Walter Munk by naming the La Jolla Shores boardwalk in his honor as he celebrates his 100th birthday.

Please join in the celebration as San Diego City Councilmember Barbara Bry, State Assemblymember Todd Gloria, California State Senator Toni Atkins and UC San Diego officially dedicate Walter Munk Way.

Reception to follow at Pawka Green, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Birch Aquarium Munk Birthday Celebration

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
2 p.m.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla

Birch Aquarium Director Harry Helling and Scripps Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen will wish Walter “happy birthday” and welcome everyone to enjoy complimentary birthday cupcakes.

Free for members, and included with admission.


Walter Munk Tour of Scripps Oceanography

Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
10 a.m.  (SOLD OUT) or 12 noon (SOLD OUT)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla

We invite you to come learn more about Munk’s career achievements through our one-hour public tour focused on his scientific impacts, including a rare public tour the Munk Lab at the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics.

Please be aware this tour includes a lot of walking, including a walk up a steep grade. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tours are free but registration is required. A map and tour details will be sent with confirmation of your registration.


Centennial Conversation with Walter Munk

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
11:30 a.m.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla

UC San Diego will welcome His Serene Highness (H.S.H.) Prince Albert II of Monaco to campus for a Centennial Conversation with Walter Munk at the Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment at Scripps Oceanography. The invitation-only event with H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Munk will be a dialogue on exploring the seas and the importance of oceanographic research.
A live stream of the event will be available on this site.