Tuesday, September 29, 2020

News from the American Museum of Natural History


Astronomy Online: Solar Storms

Join the Museum’s Carter Emmart and NASA’s Leila Mays on Friday, October 2, at 1 pm EDT to discover how scientists protect astronauts from space weather and why our Sun’s dynamic activity affects human space travel.


2020 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Alien Life

How and where do we look for life? What form might it take in extraterrestrial environments, and what can these explorations teach us about life on our own planet? Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, hosted a fascinating conversation with Nathalie A. Cabrol and Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute; Vera Kolb, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Carol Cleland, University of Colorado; and Max Tegmark, MIT, now available on the Museum’s website. WATCH


Final Week: Make a Marine Ecosystem Diorama

What’s your favorite watery habitat: a coral reef, kelp forest, the deep sea, something else? In this challenge from OLogy, the Museum’s science website for kids, create your own diorama that highlights a unique undersea environment. Submit your entry by Monday, October 5, for a chance to be featured on the website!