Events & Programs
Science in the City
Join us for an evening program that celebrates the latest in scientific research and technological innovation.
Science in the City invites experts from local organizations to discuss timely topics in science and technology and how they affect our community. Each event features a presentation designed for general audiences followed by a discussion. Some events include exciting extras such as IMAX® documentary showings, planetarium demonstrations, or even hands-on activities to further explore the evening’s topic.
Currently scheduled events are listed below. Make sure to check back frequently for newly listed events. Subscribe to our email list at the bottom of this page to receive monthly event announcements and updates.
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Global Health and Development Series
In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington Global Health Alliance
On the second Tuesday of every month, this series features a a scientist or researcher who is working on scalable solutions to address global health problems. All Global Health and Development lectures are free and have drinks available for purchase. Our key partners in this series are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington Global Health Alliance.
The Science of Sports & Entertainment Series
In partnership with NHL Seattle & the Oak View Group
Sports, entertainment and science are coming together in a way never before seen in Seattle. Join us as we launch a new series, bringing together three powerhouses of innovation: NHL Seattle, Oak View Group and Pacific Science Center. In the coming months, we’ll explore the surprising and inspiring role science plays in the world of sports and entertainment, from geometry’s impact on the way a hockey puck moves across the ice and into the net, to the way physics shapes the path sounds take from the stage to the listener’s ear during a concert.
Past Podcasts of the Science in the City KUOW Speakers Forum Partnership Series
- Acoustics at the New Arena on April 23, 2019
- The Lives of Bees on May 16, 2019
- Smoke: The New Normal? On June 14, 2019
- Star Trek and the Science of Human(oid) Evolution on July 29, 2019
- Recompose: Innovations in Deathcare on August 20, 2019
- One Doctor, Two Million Patients: Mental Health Care in Sub-Saharan Africa on September 10, 2019
- The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness is Widespread but Can’t be Computed on October 5, 2019
Science in the City is made possible with generous support from: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Intellectual Ventures, and the Southern Imagination Foundation. Additional support comes from more than 1,500 donors to the Science Center’s 2016/17 Annual Fund. Click here to learn more about ways you can support Science in the City and Pacific Science Center.
Speakers and topics subject to change without notice.