January 19, 2016

Geek Bar Beta
1941 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

There’s a treasure at the edge of the Solar System. It’s a data recorder, aboard the New Horizons spacecraft, slowly sending to Earth several gigabytes acquired during last summer’s flyby of Pluto.  That information is still coming down.  At the mission’s home base in Maryland, William S. Higgins witnessed the excitement during the encounter.  Now he reviews results, downlinked in recent months, that are illuminating the mysteries of Pluto, its five moons, and its neighborhood. Read more…

March 3, 2015

Geek Bar Beta
1941 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

“Vandals of the Void: Damaging Meteors from Chelyabinsk to Chicago” with William S. Higgins

Two years ago, a window-shattering shock wave injured 1400 Russians, and startled the world, as a small asteroid hit Chelyabinsk. Violent meteors are rare, but they can be devastating—and meteors have assaulted Chicagoland at least twice. Read more…

September 20, 2014

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL, USA

Community Cinema, presented by WTTW and ITVS in partnership with Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is excited to offer an advance screening of MAKERS: Women In Space, tracing the history of women pioneers in the space program and featuring the next generation of women engineers, scientists, mathematicians and astronauts.

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September 19, 2014

Film Row Cinema
1104 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Is Gravity a realistic view of the hazards of intergalactic travel, or just a reboot of old movie serials with weightlessness thrown in? Is it an examination of solitude and the human need to connect with others, or a soporific woman’s weepie about the pains of unfulfilled motherhood? Gravitas or grasping for meaning?

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April 2, 2014

University of Illinois at Chicago, Behavioral Science Building, Room 250
1007 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Predicting the Technologies of Our Future

Star Trek is a story of exploration that has fascinated us for the last 50 years.

A crucial part of this story are unbelievable scientific and technological advances — warp drive, wormholes beaming technology, holodecks — that make the exploration of the universe possible.

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August 2, 2013

U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Let’s Play Two! That’s right–it’s time for a C2ST Double Header.

Due to unprecedented demand, Dr. Alan Nathan will be giving an encore of his Physics of Baseball program on Friday, August 2nd.

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