Upcoming Webinars in Science and Discovery
Thursday, 2 August 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Delving into the atmospheres of planets orbiting other stars, we will look at the ways we can discover sand, and water, and even more exotic things in exoplanet atmospheres. These first discoveries and ideas in a new and evolving field will lead you on an adventure to find out how unique our planet really is.
Past Webinars in Science and Discovery
Thursday, 21 June 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Ryan Haupt, Paleontologist & Research Fellow at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Pack your bags, because we’re heading to Isla Nublar to see some real life dinosaurs! At least, that’s what they’d have you believe. Join paleontologist Ryan Haupt in a ‘scientific’ breakdown of what the Jurassic Park movies get right and what they get wrong about everyone’s favorite Mesozoic marvels!
Thursday, 31 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Miles Traer, "Pop-Scientist at Large"
Our carbon footprint is one the most important and poorly understood numbers to clarify our contributions to climate change. If you told me that my annual carbon footprint was around 44,000 lbs of carbon dioxide, would that be good? Bad? To better understand these vital numbers and see what all goes into a carbon footprint, I calculated the carbon emissions of nine popular superheroes, each of whom reflects an aspect of our very human behaviors. We still need our heroes to help save the world, but now, by looking at their behaviors and being aware of our own behaviors, we can all be superheroes, too.
Thursday, 3 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Preston Jacobs, Rereading Fire, Rethinking Ice
Special guest Preston Jacobs of Rereading Ice, Rethinking Fire will explore how geology has impacted events in the Game of Thrones series.