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Dava Sobel: The Women Who Rocked the Cosmos

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Wed, Dec 14 2016 - 6:30pm

Dava Sobel, Former Science Reporter, The New York Times; Author, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
Becky Worley, Tech Contributor, "Good Morning America"—Moderator

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Astronaut Mae Jemison: Launching Women into Science and Tech

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Tue, Dec 13 2016 - 6:30pm

Mae Jemison, M.D., Astronaut; Physician
Kimberly Bryant, Electrical Engineer; Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls Code—Moderator

Physician and astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a science literacy advocate and the lead ambassador of the Making Science Make Sense program. The goal of the initiative is to provide 1 million hands-on science experiences to children by 2020. Dr. Jemison is particularly devoted to getting more girls, young women and minorities into careers in science, tech, engineering and math (STEM).  Read more »

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Robert Lang: Origami — Between the Folds of Art and Technology

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Wed, Oct 26 2016 - 7:00pm

Roberg Lang, Origami Artist; Physicist

Origami is the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Lang, a world-renowned origami artist, has taken this traditional art form one step further.

Lang is one of the pioneers of cross-disciplinary origami that combines mathematics, science, technology, engineering and design with origami. His applications have been used on medical devices, air bag designs and expandable space telescopes. Read more »

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Einstein's Greatest Mistake

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Mon, Oct 24 2016 - 6:00pm

David Bodanis, Author, Einstein's Greatest Mistake

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Mary Ellen Hannibal: How to Be a Citizen Scientist

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Fri, Oct 21 2016 - 7:00pm

Mary Ellen Hannibal, Science Writer; Author, Citizen Scientist

Digging deeply, Mary Ellen Hannibal traces today’s tech-enabled citizen science movement to its roots: the centuries-long tradition of amateur observation by writers and naturalists. Combining original reporting, meticulous research, and memoir in impassioned prose, Citizen Scientist is a literary event, a blueprint for action, and the story of how one woman rescued herself from an odyssey of loss—with a new kind of science. Read more »

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Exploring Mars with Pascal Lee, Andy Weir and Mary Roach

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Wed, Oct 19 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Pascal Lee, Co-founder, Mars Institute; Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute; Principal Investigator of the Haughton-Mars Project, NASA Ames Research Center; Author, Mission: Mars
Andy Weir, Author, The Martian
Mary Roach, Author, Packing for Mars—Moderator Read more »

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Larry Brilliant: Sometimes Brilliant

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Mon, Oct 10 2016 - 7:00pm

Larry Brilliant, Chairman, Skoll Global Threats; Former Executive Director,; Author, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History; Twitter:
In conversation with Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Communications and Publicy Policy, Facebook

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Sir Roger Penrose: What We All Need to Know About Physics

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Tue, Oct 4 2016 - 6:30pm

Roger Penrose, Theoretical Physicist; Author, Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe 
In conversation with Dr. David Eisenbud, director, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley Read more »

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Janna Levin: Black Hole Blues

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Wed, Jun 22 2016 - 7:00pm

Janna Levin, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College; Author, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

If black holes collide in outer space and no one can see it, does it make a sound? Read more »

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Mary Roach: The Curious Science of Humans at War

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Tue, Jun 21 2016 - 7:00pm

Mary Roach, Author, Bonk, Stiff, Packing for Mars, and Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War; Twitter Read more »

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