Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate


The late Dr. Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific and influential authors of our time, was a dear friend and supporter of the American Museum of Natural History. In his memory, the Hayden Planetarium is honored to host the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: a panel series generously endowed by relatives, friends and admirers of Isaac Asimov and his work. The Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate brings the finest minds in the world to the Museum each year to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery. Proceeds from ticket sales of the Isaac Asimov Memorial Panels benefit the scientific and educational programs of the Hayden Planetarium.

2014 Asimov Debate: Selling Space

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2014 Asimov Debate: Selling Space

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