Neighborhood Lecture Series

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 


Our Neighborhood Lectures provide an opportunity to explore the world from the perspective of scientists who are working at the leading edge of scientific discovery. The lectures begin at 6:30 PM EDT and last for approximately one hour, followed by a brief question and answer period. Please note that registration will be required to access the Zoom webinar. We will also be streaming to our YouTube channel.


The Science of Star Trek

Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Dr. Michael L. Wong

Carnegie Institution for Science, Earth and Planets Laboratory

On June 16, 2022, at 6:30 PM EDT, join the Earth and Planets Laboratory as we go where no Neighborhood Lecture has gone before! The virtual lecture will be led by Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Michael L. Wong, astrobiologist and host of the Strange New Worlds podcast. 

From the Drake equation in Star Trek's original 1964 outline to gravitational waves in Star Trek: Discovery, we'll examine how scientific discoveries underpin this legendary science-fiction franchise's 55-year history.

Want to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life? No need to wait 'til the 23rd century—tune in to learn how Carnegie scientists are contributing to these monumental quests today!

Please note: We have changed this event to be virtual-only. 

"Star Trek and all related marks, logos, and characters are solely owned by CBS Studios Inc. This presentation is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise, and is a non-commercial presentation intended for educational use. No commercial exhibition or distribution is permitted.”




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