Lectures and Special Events
Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space With Lynn Sherr
June 14, 2014
Join award-winning author and journalist Lynn Sherr for a lecture on her latest book, Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space. Sherr draws on her thirty-year friendship with Ride, her work covering NASA in the 1980s as a star reporter for ABC, and exclusive access to Ride’s papers and confidantes to bring to vivid life this extraordinarily gifted, daring, complex, and famously private woman.
A Q&A and book-signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
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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.
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 16, 2014
Join leading conservation professionals as they share the experiences and lessons that underscore their careers in marine conservation.
Glacial Earthquakes: Using Seismic and GPS Observations to Map Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets Worldwide
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.