"Awaken your inner genius" at the World Science Festival 2019, for us starstruck mortals who perspire 99% of the time more than inspire. From May 22 through June 2, New York University in Manhattan will be host to some of the greatest minds in science. From the micro of DNA engineering to the macro of black holes, dark matter and string theory in the cosmos, scientists will discuss The Big Ideas and present their mind-bending research to a lay audience.
Experience Mars in full 3D imagery (We Will Be Martians, May 29); watch the world premiere of film, The Bit Player, about Claude Shannon, the binary “bit” father of the Information Age (May 29 at the Museum of Moving Image); enjoy David Pogue hosting a panel about wearable and implantable computers (The Technology that Transforms Us May 30).
A week before the stage talks commence, the festival opened with a Lincoln Center performance of “Light Falls: Space, Time and an Obsession of Einstein.” This was a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and will be broadcast on PBS.org nationwide on May 29 at 10/9C.
Astronaut of Apollo 11, Michael Collins, will appear on May 31 for Apollo 11's 50th anniversary, and also for a special sold-out children’s book presentation for children 10-14 on June 1. STEM programming for children plays a large role in this festival, with free events centered around the City of Science hub (June 1-2 weekend) and paid events such as Cool Jobs and the Apprentice series.
Not to worry, adults can enjoy free public events such as counting local fish, or Science and Story Cafe book signings. The Stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park event promises to have a professional telescope available, meet Astronaut Yvonne Cagle, and watch a film about the Hubble Telescope on Saturday night, June 1 (RSVPs still open).
To learn more, go to: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/festival/world-science-festival-2019/
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