Roam the halls of the Bell Museum of Natural history with delicious food, drinks, and music from Communist Daughter.
As the holiday season looms upon us, scholarly events temporarily dwindle. This presents a conundrum. Scholars generally like to keep intellectually active throughout the winter months but also prefer avoiding the incessant loop of every rendition of Jingle Bells known to man. Here are some ideas to help you get out of the house but dodge the holiday bustle, strongly scented spruce, and glitter.
For those that need to see to believe, check out this video featuring Social Science: Superhero Science and Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Open through September 7th, Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience gives visitors a window into what it’s like to not only live in space but how scientists solve problems inherent in low-orbit residence.
Ah the familiar smell of the Science Museum of Minnesota parking garage elevator. A welcoming metallic smell. Stainless steel. A smell that would delight Magneto himself. Fitting since we're joined by Storm and a female Wolverine. This magical but otherwise totally normal elevator brings us to the science museum social science event where the lobby is filled with Supermans*, Spidermans, Batmans, the Joker and more for Superhero Science!
Guest post featuring Joe Russo: Social Science Bike night rolled-in Thursday evening with a wide range of bicycle exhibits from the casual learner to hardcore enthusiasts. Cyclists entered the museum, grabbed a drink, and were ready to learn & explore.
When winning the signature Café Scientifique trivia questions consists of wild guesses, you know it’s going to be a good topic. Fish-eating owls of Northeast Asia is a subject most know nothing about. You know who does? Dr. Jonathan C. Slaght. Dr. Slaght is a conservation biologist for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Russia Program as well as one of the leading experts on a rare raptor, the Blakiston’s fish-eating owl.
“What do you call a gas giant orbiting a star closer than the earth orbits our sun?” I raise my hand in a perfect imitation of Hermione. “A hot jupiter!” My correct answer is rewarded with a specimen from the curator’s drawer and a print out of old-school light readings from a distant star. Swoon. Café Scientifique gets me.