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.

Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Dec 18 – Join astrophysicist, NPR commentator, and New York Times contributor Adam Frank as he tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on a climate-changed Earth. Learn More

Are Designer Babies a Reality?

Dec 27 – Are genetically engineered babies now a reality? Join us for a hot-topic discussion about current research, applications, ethical considerations, and controversies surrounding CRISPR, a powerful DNA editing technology. Learn More

 

Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover at Science In The City:

Science in the City presents the Global Health and Development lecture series: On the second Tuesday of every month, the Global Health and Development lecture features a presentation by 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 the series are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington Global Health Alliance.

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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december 2018

27dec7:00 pm9:00 pmAre Designer Babies a Reality? The Science & Ethics of DNA EditingAre genetically engineered babies now a reality? Join us for a hot-topic discussion about current research, applications, ethical considerations, and controversies surrounding CRISPR, a powerful DNA editing technology.7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

january 2019

08jan7:00 pm9:00 pmMaking 2019 Your Year to Care: Global Health and the PNWWe're kicking off the second year of our Global Health and Development lecture series with a panel centered around one question: why should our local community care about improving health globally?7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

09jan7:00 pm9:00 pmVia-BOOM: Innovation in TransportationJoin us as local experts and community leaders discuss the role that science, technology, and engineering can play in addressing the transportation-related challenges we are facing in this region.7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Sponsored by The Seattle Times and KUOW

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. 

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