Roam the halls of the Bell Museum of Natural history with delicious food, drinks, and music from Communist Daughter.
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.