Life comes at you fast - but sometimes it’s hard to observe, because it’s too tiny or speedy or is hidden underground, or is deep in the ocean. Discover what you’ve been missing: use scientific tools to investigate living things of all different sizes, the ecosystems they inhabit, and the processes they share. Don’t miss award-winning New York Times columnist and the author Carl Zimmer.
Exploring our Genetic Past and Future
With Carl Zimmer in conversation with Jennifer Frazier
7:30 p.m. | Gallery 4
Knowledge may be power, but what about genetic information? Join celebrated science writer and New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer, in conversation with Exploratorium scientist Jennifer Frazier, for a profoundly original perspective on the role our genes play in who we become. Explore new ways of thinking about the genes we carry from generation to generation, and how genetic information can be used - or misused - to advance agendas. Zimmer’s new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, will be available for purchase and signing at the program.
Full-Spectrum Science: Science Fiction Turned Fact
With Ron Hipschman
8:00 p.m. | Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
Science fiction has predicted many things. Some have come true (think touch screens, submarines, bionic limbs), others, not so much - or at least, not yet. If you’ve ever wondered where your flying car or rocket belt is, or why you don’t yet have a robot servant, find out at Full-Spectrum Science.
Creepy Crawly Science and Conversation on Screen
With the producers and scientists behind Deep Look
8:30 p.m. | Bechtel Gallery 3, Wattis Webcast Studio
Deep Look is a short video series that explores big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small. Go behind the series and hear harrowing tales from its producers and the scientists they worked with to capture some of their creepier creature videos. From face mites to leeches to ticks and more, get ready to have that creepy-crawly feeling just in time for Halloween.
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