Tuesday, February 2, 2021

In tomorrow’s SciCafe, let’s talk museums and race





Egyptian display in the Hall of African Peoples.



SciCafe: Museums and Race

What role do museums play in perpetuating and disrupting racial hierarches? Join us tomorrow at 7 pm ET, for this month’s SciCafe as anthropologist Monique Scott shares her recent research about the representation of Africa in traditionally white institutions.




Rendering of a satellite in space, with Earth in view behind it.


Astronomy Online: Satellites and Space Junk

On Friday, February 5, at 1 pm ET, take a journey through outer space to see human-made and interstellar debris with Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty and pilot Deion Desir. Visit SpaceX’s controversial Starlink as well as intriguing objects from beyond our solar system.




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