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October 19 - October 25
trees and connected dots

Probable Meets Possible: When life gets weird (online event)

Wednesday 10/21/2020

What do microbes that live on glaciers and in snow on Earth tell us about the potential for life on Mars? What can a cell made from scratch in a lab reveal about how life may have originated here on Earth—and beyond? Research on extremophiles (microbes that live in extreme conditions) and synthetic cells (artificial life forms made from scratch in the lab), provide unique takes on life that may shed important insights into space travel and extraterrestrial life? Join…

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Cat's Eye Nebula

October Virtual Star Party

Friday 10/23/2020

Grab your star map and enjoy telescope observing from wherever you are. Our astronomy staff will guide you through the night sky as our telescope, with its new camera features, will live capture deep space objects and stream them to you virtually. Registration link coming soon!

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October 26 - November 01
Sketch of toad, butterfly, ladybug

Nature Obscura: A Conversation with Naturalist and Author Kelly Brenner (online event)

Tuesday 10/27/2020

With wonder and a sense of humor, Nature Obscura author Kelly Brenner aims to help us rediscover our connection to the natural world that is just outside our front door—we just need to know where to look. Through photographs, stories, and conversation, Kelly will introduce us to some of the overlooked nature that lives in our cities and offer tips on how to find it.  Event will be hosted online via Zoom. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for…

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