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Live Presentation

Meet a Scientist

Throughout the year, we host guests in a variety of STEM fields highlighting topics important to the Museum and our communities, bringing you science at the pace of change. This may include presentations related to climate change, mental health, or even the latest space news. Come learn what these scientists do, how they became interested in their fields of study, and how their work impacts the world. Bring your questions!

Upcoming talks:

Saturday, May 20 | 1:00pm
Dr. Kishalay De, MIT | When a Star Destroys a Planet
When stars like our sun run low on hydrogen fuel, they expand in size dramatically. Any closely orbiting planets may get caught in this process and destroyed utterly. We have never seen this phenomenon in action - until now. Meet Dr. Kishalay De and hear the incredible story of the first observations of a star ripping a planet apart.

Saturday, May 20 | 2:30pm
Dr. Sau-Mei Leung | Can We Survive on Mars?
How do astronauts survive in an alien environment?  What about keeping stem cells alive outside our body?  Dr. Leung will describe how those two examples are facing the same challenges and require similar solutions, so we can make Mars our next home and grow stem cells for transplants in the future.

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Event Details

Activities take on average 20 minutes to complete, and are available from 2 hours from the start time
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Location

Gordon Current Science And Technology Center. Find on map

Length

Approximately 20 minutes

Audience

Recommended for: Grades K – 12 and adults

Accessibility:

  • Accessibility Varies
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistive Listening Devices Available At Information Desk
  • American Sign Language Interpretation Available Upon Request. Please request 2 weeks in advance.