Thursday, October 15, 2020

Follow the Search for Clues to Human Evolution in Kenya

Frances Forrest at work in the field, displays a specimen to science students.


The Scientist Is In: Exploring Human Evolution in Kenya

Join Museum archaeologist Frances Forrest on Thursday, October 15, at 2 pm EDT for a family-friendly tour of her fieldwork in northern Kenya, where she works in collaboration with the Nairobi National Museum. Hear how her expedition to the prolific site at Koobi Fora yields clues about the history of human evolution, including tool use, interaction with other species, and even ancient human diet.

T. rex Skeleton in Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs.


T. rex and Velociraptor and Archaeopteryx, Oh My!

Visit your favorite theropods, maniraptors, and more on Friday, October 16, at 1 pm EDT during this live tour of the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs with Museum tour guide Andrew Epstein, who will be offering highlights, fun facts, and fielding viewer questions.

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 NASA's Jon Linker and Leila Mays, as well as the Museum's Carter Emmart, director of astrovisualization, for a deep-dive exploration of the latest research on solar weather. Tickets are free for Museum Members.