Fascinating lectures, debates, and programs on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting to climate change.
November 6, 2014
In this talk scientists describe an innovative design for a space-based observatory consisting of a telescope plus “starshade,” to separate the faint specks of planet light from the glare of their parent stars, and begin probing mysteries related to their chemistry, structure, and potential for harboring life.
November 12, 2014
Join Dr. Meredith Nettles, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, as she discusses the discovery of these peculiar earthquakes, and shows how combining earthquake data with GPS measurements from glaciers allows us to learn how the glaciers and ice sheets may be affected by changing environmental conditions.
October 16, 2014
Join leading conservation professionals as they share the experiences and lessons that underscore their careers in marine conservation.
October 14, 2014
Distinguished scholars and guests will explore two fundamental questions: "How far should we go to bring back lost species?" and "Mind and morality: where do they meet?” Don’t miss the closing discussion moderated by Krista Tippett.
October 5, 2014
In honor of New York Archives Week, come to the Library to discover the museum’s rich history of scientific exploration from around the world.
September 23, 2014
In Living with Crows in Hawaii: Conservation in Haunted Landscapes, environmental philosopher and anthropologist Dr. Thom Van Dooren shares his perspectives on contested issues of conservation and extinction in Hawai'i.
September 18, 2014
Sold out-Charles Darwin’s visit to the Galapagos Islands in 1835 helped him decipher evolution by natural selection, the process responsible for the dizzying abundance of species on the planet.