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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!
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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Recommended for: Grades K – 12 and adults