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November Programs from The American Museum of Natural History
Discover the science behind ancient microbes,
COVID-19 vaccines, exoplanets, and more.
November Online Programs from the Museum
month, the Museum has a jam-packed schedule of online programs
for adults, teens, and families! Our lineup includes two
special programs about COVID-19, as well as SciCafe, the
Frontiers Lecture, and a special Saturday session of The
Scientist Is In to celebrate the return of live butterflies to
What should your family know about the
safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids?
Join Dr. Sallie Permar, chair of the Department
of Pediatrics, and Dr. Jay K. Varma, professor
in the Department of Population Health Sciences at
Weill Cornell Medicine as they discuss the science and
public health policies behind the development of
vaccines and the anticipated authorization of the
COVID-19 vaccine for children—and take your questions.
Dive into the findings of a recent study
led in part by geomicrobiologist Steve D’Hondt at
the University of Rhode Island that showed that ancient
microbes recovered from sediment below the seafloor can
revive and multiply. Find out what these enduring
microbes can reveal for the study of the climate and
potential indicators for our planet’s future.
Join Professor Sasha Hinkley from
the University of Exeter to learn about efforts to
directly image extrasolar planets. Find out about
upcoming observations with the James Webb Space
Telescope (JWST), NASA's flagship mission scheduled to
launch in December, which will deliver the first-ever
direct images and spectroscopy of extrasolar planets at
new wavelengths. Free for Members!
SciCafe: Health Equity, Racial Inequality, and COVID-19
Friday, November 19, 4:30 pm ET
In this program for students ages 14 and
up, join Dr. Torian Easterling, first deputy
commissioner and chief equity officer of the NYC
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to find out
how and why the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately
affected communities of color across the U.S., and how
to work for health equity in the future.
Join Curator Jessica Ware from the
Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology for a
fascinating journey into the world of butterflies in
this special virtual presentation for the whole family,
celebrating the return of the Museum’s live butterfly
exhibit. The Butterfly Conservatory re-opens to
the public Saturday, November 20.
Join now and
have the halls, Museum icons, and special
exhibitions nearly to yourself during monthly
morning and evening hours just for Members. Evening
hours will provide access to almost all of the
Museum, while morning hours—for the Adventurer
level and up—will focus on one gallery each time.