American Museum of Natural History Announces March Programs
The late Dr. Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific and influential authors of our time, was a dear friend and supporter of the American Museum of Natural History. In his memory, the Hayden Planetarium is honored to host the annuAl Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate-generously endowed by relatives, friends, and admirers of Isaac Asimov and his work-bringing the finest minds in the world to the Museum each year to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery. Proceeds from ticket sales of the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debates benefit the scientific and educational programs of the Hayden Planetarium.
Foraging: Eating From Nature's Garden
Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 pm
Taste samples from Tama Matsuoka Wong, forager for DANIEL, the renowned New York City restaurant, and author of Foraged Flavor: Finding Fabulous Ingredients in Your Backyard or Farmer's Market. Learn how eating from nature's garden can add deliciousness to the modern dining table. A book signing will follow.
Me and My Earth: Conservation Science in Action
Monday-Friday, March 25-29, from 9 am to 4 pm
$550; $525 members
Interested in conservation science? Take a walk in Theodore Roosevelt's boots by trekking through urban environments, learning data-gathering techniques and technologies conservation scientists use to explore endangered habitats, and designing an original conservation plan based on your fieldwork. To learn more and to apply, visit amnh.org/ais.
Spring Skies: A Comet is Coming! With Joe Rao
Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 pm
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
$15; $13.50 Members, students, seniors
Most comets-those dazzling, mysterious visitors from the depths of space-turn out to be unimpressive sky objects, but in July 2011, astronomers in Hawaii using a special robotic telescope found a comet that shows some promise to put on a good show during March 2013. We can talk about the historical and scientific importance of comets and then, usingthe Zeiss IX projector, show just where to look for the new Comet PANSTARRS.
Visit amnh.org for more information.