Upcoming Science & the City Events at the Academy
About the Series
In this three-part series you'll meet scientists whose research takes them outside the lab and into dangerous, accident-prone territory. Learn what to eat and not to eat in space, how to survive the deep freeze while still conducting research, and what happens when the animals you're studying aren't furry balls of love.
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Discounted Series Tickets: Save $15 dollars when you register for all three events at once! (Offer only good through March 13!)
Individual Event Tickets: $15 Members; $20 Nonmember Students; $25 Nonmembers
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Mis/Adventures in Science Series Events
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speakers: Charles Camarda (NASA), Dave Mosher (Popular Science), Sara Zwart (NASA)
Going to space is the ultimate adventure, the tiniest margin of error can determine if a mission is a success or a failure. But other concerns, like what to eat for dinner, are also important to those who venture into the final frontier.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speakers: Samuel Bowser (New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase (The Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton, Linda Gormezano (American Museum of Natural History)
Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. Learn from intrepid explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in punishing conditions, and what happens when things go wrong.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), Diana Reiss (Hunter College)
From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. These animal experts will discuss the real story of animals from your backyard to the most extreme environments in the world, and what happens when they don't necessarily want you around.
Podcasts from Past Science & the City Events
February 13, 2014
Hear how some young and inspiring engineering students in the University of Texas at Austin's Projects for Underserved Communities program are using their science skills in sustainable development projects.
Climate wizard Radagast the Brown patiently explains the methodologies used to study Middle Earth warming to a denialist orc.
December 12, 2013
The genome of the bacteria that colonize our bodies vastly dwarfs our human genome! How will this new finding change how we understand our health?
November 21, 2013
Blavatnik Award winning scientist Dr. Jonathan Fisher discusses the power of various visualization techniques in researching—and educating about—the brain.
Author Alan Weisman considers the meaning and means of achieving a sustainable future in this excerpted coverage of a talk he presented at the Academy.
September 28, 2013
Those who don't know history are doomed to reinvent wheels and miss out on great stories! A historian and a young scientist discuss the rewards and importance of learning about the history of science.
September 14, 2013
Can science help us understand ethics?
Scientific images are often beautiful, captivating both for their aesthetic value and the concepts they represent.
As part of our Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, Dr. Paul Zak discusses his work studying the relation of hormones to human behavior. Specifically, his research focuses on oxytocin's role in regulating generosity and greed.
The final installment of our step-by-step analysis of the cheeseburger culminates in a question that’s both very simple and tremendously complex—should we eat meat?