The New York City science calendar is a little light this week. No doubt everyone wants to make the most of the last weeks of summer; however, with September right around the corner, New York universities, museums, and other organizations are gearing up for a great fall season of science events. For now, however, take the opportunities this week to learn a little bit about the night sky.
Tuesday – On Tuesday, the American Museum of Natural History hosts “Astronomy Live: Sky to Space”. Research scientist Jackie Faherty and astrophysics educator Christina Pease will recreate pivotal astronomical discoveries using the Hayden Planetarium’s projectors to show the key roles astronomical observations have made in advancing science since antiquity.
Thursday – Thursday offers another astronomical event with “Martian Space Oddities” at the Observatory in Brooklyn. Andrew Kessler, author of Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission, will talk about his experience with the Mars Phoenix expedition.
That’s all we’ve got for this week, but make sure to check out our Google calendar for other science events around the city, and if there’s an event that you’d like us to add to our calendar, let us know!