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Join Museum Curator
Ruth Angus for SciCafe, Wednesday, May 5, at 7 pm ET, to
find out why determining the ages of stars offers scientists a
better chance of finding life on distant planets—and how she is
working to solve this great challenge of modern astronomy.
Scientists have discovered volcanoes on
Mercury, Mars, Io, Enceladus, and even on Pluto! On Friday,
May 7, at 1 pm ET, follow Museum Curator Denton Ebel
and planetary scientist Marina Gemma on an
interactive, live spaceflight to visit our solar system’s
volcanic “hot-spots” using the OpenSpace visualization
platform. Bring questions for the scientists to answer live
Why is Venus not Earth’s twin? On Wednesday,
May 19, at 7 pm ET, hear planetary geologist Paul Byrne
explore how volcanoes may have contributed to turning Venus
from an Earth-like world to the forbidding environment it
is today, and whether the same fate might one day befall
the planet we call home! Free for Members.
Eligible New York City residents can now
register through NYC Vaccine
Finder to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in the
lower level of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. An added
bonus: Everyone who receives their vaccination at the
Museum will get a voucher for a complimentary future visit
to the Museum for up to four people.
As we welcome back visitors,
the Museum continues to operate under
unprecedented financial strain—and we
urgently need your help to keep fulfilling
our mission of science and education. At
this crucial moment, every gift, of any
size, matters. We are gratefully accepting