Mis/Adventures in Science

A new three-part events series brought to you by Science & the City, focused on scientists who work in the field and some of the dangers they face.

Mis/Adventures in Science

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.

Come exploring with us!

Discounts available if you purchase tickets to all three events.

Event

How to Make Eggs in Space

March 13, 2014
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.
Speakers: Charles Camarda (NASA), Dave Mosher (Popular Science), Sara Zwart (NASA)

Event

Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science

April 8, 2014
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.
Speakers: Samuel Bowser (New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase (Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton, Linda Gormezano (American Museum of Natural History)

Event

When Science Bites Back

May 20, 2014
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.
Speakers: Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), Diana Reiss (Hunter College)



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