Lectures and Special Events
March 11, 2015
Join author Melanie L. J. Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator of Fishes and Professor at the Museum’s Richard Gilder Graduate School, on an epic, oceanic journey, in this third installment of the Natural Histories series. Her fascinating essays, inspired and illustrated by works in the Museum’s 14,000-volume Rare Book Collections, expand on the science and excitement of discovery behind the early histories that shaped the study of the oceans.
A book signing will follow the lecture.
More in this Series:
November 7, 2016
Robert Peck, author of the new, illustrated book The Natural History of Edward Lear, discusses the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children’s writer, and why he abruptly and mysteriously abandoned his scientific work.
November 10, 2016
Join Dr. Justin Rubinstein, deputy chief of the Induced Seismicity Project at the United States Geological Survey, as he discusses this new breed of human-caused earthquakes.
November 16, 2016
Join Museum Curators Melanie Hopkins and Mark Siddall as they share stories from their most recent adventures and discuss highlights from their research.
November 19, 2016
Earthquakes happen frequently—but what causes them? Why are they unpredictable? What do they tell us about Earth's deep interior?
November 20, 2016
Discover how programmers, librarians, and archivists worked together to mine the Museum’s library data, unlocking new ways to visualize and understand the Museum Library’s collections. Hear first-hand accounts from the data trenches, and find out what hackers can really create in 24 hours.
December 16, 2016
Go back in time for a prehistoric party amongst the Museum’s celebrated dinosaur halls.
December 21, 2016