Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Explore solar weather as the Frontiers Lecture returns online

Rendering of solar weather.


Frontiers Lecture: Simulating Risks of Solar Weather

The monthly Frontiers Lectures series exploring astrophysics returns online! On Wednesday, October 21, at 6 pm EDT, join Jon Linker, president of Predictive Science Inc. and a NASA co-investigator, Carter Emmart, the Museum’s director of astrovisualization, Leila Mays of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Center’s Elon Olsson, piloting OpenSpace visualization software, for a deep dive into the latest research on solar weather. You’ll see stunning computational models of extreme solar eruptions that enhance our ability to forecast threatening solar activity as we plan to return humans to the Moon.  REGISTER NOW


Keep a Field Journal

Choose an animal—perhaps a pet or an animal you see outside—and observe its characteristics, where it lives, and how it behaves. Then, in this new challenge from OLogy, the Museum’s science website for kids, create your very own field journal of this animal. Submit your entry by Monday, November 2, for a chance to be featured on the website!  TAKE THE CHALLENGE


The Scientist Is In: Fossil Skeletons

What’s in a bone? Join paleontologist John Flynn, the Museum’s Frick Curator of Fossil Mammals, on Thursday, October 29, at 2 pm EDT, for a family-friendly exploration of some of the most compelling mammal fossils in the Museum’s collection. Find out about the management of specimens, fieldwork and discovery of new species, the evolution of mammals and Mesozoic vertebrates, methods for geological dating, and more.  JOIN THE WATCH PARTY