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National Museum of Natural History


Jan
29 Wed
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Natural History on the Big Screen: Polar Extremes

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:15 PM, Show at 6:45 PM
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COMP Public Onsale: November 30, 2019 10:38 AM to January 29, 2020 6:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Polar Extremes, an upcoming NOVA special hosted by paleontologist and Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History Kirk Johnson, immerses viewers in a scientific quest to explore the unexpected secrets of our planet's polar past. Following a trail of strange fossils found in all the wrong places-beech trees in Antarctica, hippo-like mammals in the Arctic-the film uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-high ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life. What can Earth's dramatic climate history reveal about our future? Join us for an exclusive sneak peek of clips from the film before the full-length version premieres in February on PBS. After the screening Julia Cort, Co-Executive Producer of NOVA, will moderate a Q&A discussion with Johnson, the filmmakers, and scientists featured in the film.




This program is co-presented by The National Museum of Natural History and NOVA. NOVA is produced by PBS for WGBH Boston.



Featured Speakers


Richard Barclay, Paleobotanist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History; featured in Polar Extremes


Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History; host of Polar Extremes


Maureen Raymo, Paleoclimatologist and Director of the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository at Columbia University; featured in Polar Extremes



Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.



National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. Additional funding is provided by the NOVA Science Trust. Major funding for Polar Extremes is provided by the National Science Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, the George D. Smith Fund, and the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1713552. Any opinions,
findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Feb
4 Tue
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Disease Detectives

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:15 PM, Show at 6:45 PM
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RESERVATION Public Onsale: December 12, 2019 5:16 PM to February 4, 2020 6:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Disease Detectives in a Connected World



In our connected world, diseases can emerge in unexpected places. The movement of humans, animals, and cargo transports pathogens to new locations where these threats may lurk undetected, putting populations at risk. Hear from experts working on the frontlines and learn how disease surveillance is discovering familiar pathogens in new places, such as Chagas in D.C. and Chronic Wasting Disease in Virginia and Maryland. Talk with these "disease detectives" and find out how they track down elusive pathogens to stop their spread.



Speakers:



- Katrina Lohan, Ph.D., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

- Rachel Marcus, M.D., Medical Director, Latin American Society of Chagas

- Ryan Maddox, Ph.D., Prion and Public Health Officer, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC



This program is offered in connection with the exhibition "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World" on view at the National Museum of Natural History.


Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.

Feb
9 Sun
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Family Day: Mongolia's Past and Present

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 1:00 PM
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RESERVATION Registration Opens: December 20, 2019 2:23 PM to February 9, 2020 1:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Join us for a family-friendly event in Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, to celebrate Mongolian culture past and present through performances, games, interactive art demonstrations, and conversations with scientists and artists.



Meet and be inspired by throat singers, long song singers, musicians and dancers. Learn about Mongolian painting and calligraphy, and play traditional games in a real ger (yurt) set up in the middle of Q?rius. Archaeologists and museum conservators will be on hand to show and discuss ongoing research to understand and preserve Mongolia's past.



This event is presented through a collaboration of the Mongolian Cultural Center, the Embassy of Mongolia, and the National Museum of Natural History.



Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.


Mar
17 Tue
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Experiments in Being Human: Recent Discoveries in Our Own Evolution

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:15 PM, Show at 6:45 PM
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COMP Public Onsale: January 19, 2020 4:09 PM to March 17, 2020 6:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Human evolution is one of the most vibrant fields of scientific research, with multiple newsworthy finds reported every year. Join us for an evening with three renowned paleoanthropologists as they share some of the most significant discoveries of fossil remains, archaeological artifacts, and genomics over the last decade that have added to our understanding of human origins. Following their talks, Briana Pobiner, research scientist and educator at the National Museum of Natural History, will moderate a discussion and audience Q&A.



Featured Speakers:

- Zeray Alemseged, Donald N. Pritzker Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago

- John Hawks, Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

- Richard Potts, Curator of Biological Anthropology and Peter Buck Chair of Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History and curator of its Hall of Human Origins



This program is offered in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins.

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