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!
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. How will the astronauts eat? How can they perform necessary experiments? How will long term weightlessness affect their bodies? With all the risks, how can we keep our astronauts alive? Necessary to solve for long term missions, many questions scientists are working on now are revealed in this exhibit.