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Wed Oct
1

American Museum of Natural History Presents: SciCafe: Islands at the Edge: Climate Change, Globalization, and Island Culture

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Island cultures and ecosystems are already feeling the effects of climate change. Join Museum anthropologist Jenny Newell and Marshall Islands poet and activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner to explore how life in the Pacific islands is changing, and what this might mean for all of us in the future. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with cash bar 21+ with ID Enter at 77th Street
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Sun Oct
5
:p - 5:00p

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring the Museum Archives: New York Archives Week

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In honor of New York Archives Week, discover the Museum Library’s rich history of scientific exploration from around the world. Rarely seen collections of field notes, films, photography, artwork, and memorabilia will be on display to tell the hidden stories behind the Museum’s world-famous dioramas and exhibitions. Watch early moving-image footage from historic Central Asiatic Expeditions to Mongolia, in which a team led by Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first dinosaur eggs, or browse the original landscape studies painted in the field during Carl Akeley’s perilous expeditions to Africa. The Library staff will explain how these one-of-a kind objects are cared for and give hands- on demonstrations of the new Digital Special Collections, an online endeavor to make the Library’s extensive image collection available for research and reference. This event is part of the New York Archives Week, which runs October 6–12, 2014, an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public about the diverse array of archival materials available in the metropolitan New York region. Free for Members or with Museum admission
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Sun Oct
5
10:30a - 4:30p

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Special Folding Fun Session with OrigamiUSA

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Share the beauty and wonder of folding paper! This month, highly skilled teachers from OrigamiUSA will lead a “Special Folding Fun Session” at the Museum— up to 10 classes throughout the day with offerings for all folding levels, including a family class.
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Thu Oct
9

American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Sci-Fi Universe at the Hayden Planetarium

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Many science fiction stories have captured our imagination with settings far beyond Earth and some are even built around real science. Thousands of exoplanets have been found - are any of them M-class? There’s water on Mars - could we colonize it? What can physics tell us about warp and FTL drives and where are those galaxies far, far away? Hayden Astronomers Brian Levine and Christina Pease, examine the universe as seen through the lens of science fiction. Come along and explore locations from various shows, books, and movies through the immersive visualizations in the Hayden Planetarium. Find out what has been discovered and what is yet to be revealed! Following the dome program join us for a cocktail hour in the Rose Center for Earth and Space, Astronomy on Tap’s DJ Carly Sagan will host some astro-tainment! Costumes encouraged, from red shirts to brown coats to small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
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Tue Oct
14
4:30p - 8:00p

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Questions for a Resilient Future

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The Center for Humans and Nature, the Hastings Center, and the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation invite you to a fascinating evening of dialogue tackling big questions that challenge us today and could change our future. This year, 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?” The closing discussion will be moderated by Krista Tippett, host of the enlightening radio show “On Being.”
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Tue Oct
14

American Museum of Natural History Presents: You Are Here with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

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Join astronaut, author, and YouTube sensation Chris Hadfield for a virtual orbit of the Earth as experienced from aboard the International Space Station and as documented in his latest book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. This planetary photo tour—punctuated with fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity—opens a singular window on our planet using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences of human settlement and the power of the natural forces shaping our world. Hadfield will tell the story behind the photos, sharing his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography, and meteorology to explain why our planet looks the way it does and why we live where we do. $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 for Members
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Thu Oct
16

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series: This Year in Conservation

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Join leading conservation professionals as they share the experiences and lessons that underscore their careers in marine conservation at the Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series, which was established in honor of Dr. Mack Lipkin, Sr., by his many friends and admirers. This year’s panelists include Lekelia (Kiki) Jenkins, Assistant Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington; Ayana Johnson, Executive Director of the Waitt Institute; and John Cigliano, Associate Professor and Director of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Cedar Crest College.rofessor and Director of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Cedar Crest College. Free
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Sat Oct
18
9:00a - 4:00p

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Sackler Brain Bench One-Day University: Illuminating the Brain

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Your brain contains a web of billions of neurons, linked together through more connections than there are stars in our galaxy. How does this complex network enable us to talk, feel, and breathe? How do scientists use imaging technologies to unravel this vast complexity, and what promises do future technologies hold? Modern brain research and treatment have flourished through the use of high-resolution temporal and spatial neuroimaging methods. These informative and often beautiful images hold clues to the inner workings of the brain on the anatomical, cellular, electrical, and genetic levels. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the methodologies used by neuroscientists and neurologists to visualize how our brains function—and sometimes break down. The field of neuroscience has experienced dramatic advances in imaging technologies over the past 20 years; join us for a day of deciphering these images and illuminating the brain. $95 ($85 Members)
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Sat Oct
18

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Family Astronomy in the Dome: I Spy in the Sky

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The Hayden Planetarium invites our youngest astronomers for an evening of star hopping as we look at the fall and winter constellations of the night sky using the Zeiss Star projector. Search for beautiful “deep-sky” objects hiding in plain sight. Explore star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, and learn how our understanding of them has grown over the centuries. (This program is recommended for children ages 4–11. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars to use with the Zeiss projector to see even more objects.) $12 ($10 Members)
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Mon Oct
20

American Museum of Natural History Presents: A Decade at Saturn with Carolyn Porco

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A glistening spaceship, with billions of miles behind it, glides into orbit around a softly-hued, ringed planet. A flying saucer-shaped machine descends through a hazy atmosphere and lands on the surface of an alien moon, ten times farther from the Sun than the Earth. Fantastic though they seem, these visions are not a dream. For seven years, the Cassini spacecraft and its Huygens probe traveled to Saturn. Their successful entry into orbit in the summer of 2004, the mythic landing of Huygens on the cold, dark equatorial plains of Titan, and Cassini’s subsequent decade-long exploration of the Saturnian environment have become the stuff of legend. What they have shown us, and the images they have collected, are being closely examined in the pursuit of invaluable scientific insights on the nature of this very remote planetary system. Come along for the ride with Cassini Imaging Team Leader Carolyn Porco, and witness the sights and magic worked by these emissaries from Earth to the intriguing realm of Saturn. $15 ($13.50 students, seniors) $12 for Members
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