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Fascinating lectures, debates, and programs on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting to climate change.

Upcoming Offerings


Darwin Goes Digital

February 10, 2015

A panel of noted Darwin experts will mark the Museum’s historic online publication of this entire 30,000 item corpus by speaking on the collection’s never-before-published treasures. 

Opulent Oceans

Opulent Oceans

March 11, 2015

Join author Melanie L. J. Stiassny on an epic, oceanic journey, in this third installment of the Natural Histories series. 


NASA Sun/Earth Day

March 21, 2015

Join us as we explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun.

Past Offerings

Starshade 2014

Searching for the Nearest Alien Worlds with a Starshade

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. 

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