Museum researchers and experts from around the world offer fascinating lectures and debates on scientific and cultural topics that range from the fossil-hunting adventures of Barnum Brown to the consequences of climate change.
May 30, 2013
Researchers are racing to uncover the implications for the Artic of rapidly vanishing polar ice—and they’re enlisting help from the very creatures that stand to gain the most from their discoveries: whales.
May 9, 2013
Authors James Gould and Carol Gould discuss their latest book, Nature’s Compass which explores the various ways animals navigate around the world and the many factors that are endangering animal navigation in today’s climate.
May 5, 2013
Ian Tattersall and Stanley A. Freed will discuss Dr. Freed’s new book, Anthropology Unmasked: Museums, Science, and Politics in New York City, which delves into the lively history of the Museum’s Division of Anthropology from its earliest days.
April 18, 2013
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - Cambridge volcanologist, Clive Oppenheimer, explores geological, historical and archaeological records to ask how volcanic eruptions have shaped the trajectory of human society through prehistory and history. He looks at the evidence for volcanic cataclysm and considers how we can prepare ourselves for future catastrophes.
March 12, 2013
Author and environmentalist Richard Ellis brings together art and science in an exploration of the world’s never-ending fascination with sharks.