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September 2020

Astronomy on Tap Celebrates Spanish Heritage Month

Monday, September 28, 2020 @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

YouTube Live, St. Louis, MO United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNPkic4YrM8

A FREE, ONLINE Socially Distant Astronomy Monday Fun Day!

FREE. Open to the public. All ages welcome! Registration not required. Click the YouTube link above to join!

It’s a Monday Fun Day with Astronomy on Tap in Spanish at 7PM, CST, this Monday, September 28, via YouTube Live. Astronomy on tap STL celebrates Spanish Heritage Month with its first ever broadcast in Spanish. Our guests, Luz Maria Martinez with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Dr. Elena Manjavacas with the W. M. Keck Observatory, will talk to us about the study of radiation on Mars and the search for planets.

¡Acompáñennos en nuestro primer evento en español! ¡Abierto a todos! Haga clic en el enlace de YouTube de arriba para unirse.

Nuestras invitadas, Luz María Martinez (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) y la Dra. Elena Manjavacas (W. M. Keck Observatory), nos hablarán acerca del estudio de la radiación en Marte y de la búsqueda de planetas.

¡ADOLESCENTES! ¡Muchos maestros ofrecen crédito adicional por asistir a los eventos de la Academia! ¡Consulta con tu maestro hoy!

TEENS! Many teachers offer extra credit for attending Academy events! Check with your teacher today!

Astronomy on Tap is brought to you in partnership with The Academy of Science – St. Louis and JPL Solar System Ambassador, Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón. Astronomy on Tap Celebrates Spanish Heritage Month is presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis. Special thanks to Astronomy on Tap program sponsor, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics.

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October 2020

Teen Science Cafe: Picture a Scientist—documentary film screening and panel discussion

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

Academy of Science – Zoom

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. FREE and OPEN to high school students in grades 9-12 ONLY. Please note a separate liability waiver for this cafe must also be completed by a parent/guardian for each attending teen. Deadline to register is Monday, Oct 26, 4p.m., CST. Click the Event Information link below for more information and to REGISTER!

If you’re a high school teen who likes science, you won’t want to miss this interactive virtual Science Cafe for Teens featuring a screening of the documentary film, Picture a Scientist, an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Following the screening, you can ask your questions of three local women scientists who share their experiences and stories as women in science along with advice for overcoming bias, obstacles, and hardships, and with tips for persevering in STEM.

Picture a Scientist is a Gateway Teen Science Cafe Event of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis presented in partnership with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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The Vote: What St. Louis Men Expected, What St. Louis Women Did

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

Missouri History Museum – Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK HERE (and then scroll down) for the ZOOM link to JOIN!

Featured Speaker: Linda Harris Dobkins, Ph.D., author and Professor Emerita of Economics, Emory and Henry College

Economist Linda Harris Dobkins, offers us a look at the political/economic calculus that led Missouri legislators to give St. Louis women the vote. After which, we’ll analyze the actions of the early female electorate to see if St. Louis women fulfilled, or frustrated, St. Louis mens’ expectations.

The Vote: What St. Louis Men Expected, What St. Louis Women Did is a Perspectives on Science and History Series presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum and a Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis, presented in conjunction with the Museum exhibition, Beyond the Ballot: St. Louis and Suffrage, on display at the Missouri History Museum through March 20, 2022.

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November 2020

Drinking Water as a Living System

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

St. Louis County Library – Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the Event Information link below to REGISTER! Registrants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Fangqiong Ling, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering; Principal Investigator, Environmental Genomics and Microbiology Lab; Faculty affiliate, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and Division of Computational and Data Science, Washington University in St. Louis

In the experimental and computational Ling Lab at Washington University, they have been studying the microbiome of drinking water using DNA sequencing and other modern biotechnologies. Ling Lab principal investigator, Fangqiong Ling, explores microbiomes as environmental sensors and public health sentinels. In this fascinating talk on the life in our drinking water, she introduces the journeys the Lab has taken to study the microbiomes of potable water in St. Louis and in other regions of the U.S. 

Drinking Water as a Living System is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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Astronomy on Tap

Monday, November 30, 2020 @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
YouTube Live, St. Louis, MO United States

An Online Socially Distant Monday Astronomy Fun Day!

FREE! Open to the public. All ages welcome! Registration not required. CLICK the Event Information button below for more information and the YouTube link to join on November 30, 7PM, CST.

The Lineup!

Space Fungi: How Can Something Grow Where it’s Impossible to Survive?
Featured Speaker: Daniel P. Agustinho, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, The Doering Lab, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Studying the Oldest Light in the Universe
Featured Speaker: Johanna Nagy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Astronomy on Tap is brought to you in partnership with The Academy of Science – St. Louis and JPL Solar System Ambassador, Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón. Presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis. Special thanks to Astronomy on Tap program sponsor, Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics.

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December 2020

Black Bears in Missouri!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

Academy of Science – Zoom

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration required! Click the Event Information button below to register for the Zoom link to attend this event.

Featured Speaker: Laura Conlee, Furbearer Biologist, Resource Scientist, Missouri Department of Conservation

Join Laura Conlee, Furbearer Biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, to learn about one of Missouri’s large native mammals. Black bear populations are growing and expanding in Missouri and bears have been sighted in some areas near St. Louis. Learn about black bear ecology, research in Missouri and how to Be Bear Aware.

Black Bears in Missouri! is presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis

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January 2021

Astronomy on Tap: The Dark Universe

Monday, January 25 @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
YouTube Live, St. Louis, MO United States

A FREE online socially distant Monday Astronomy Fun Day! Open to ALL! Registration not required. CLICK the Event Information button below for more information and the YouTube link to join on Monday, January 25, 7PM, CST! Grab a drink, a snack, and settle in from the comfort of home for a fascinating look at the Dark Universe.

The Lineup!

Weighing the Dark Universe
Featured Speaker: Rutuparna Das, Ph.D., astrophysicist, NASA Universe of Learning and the Chandra X-ray Center, Harvard University | Smithsonian

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Seeing the Dark Universe
Featured Speaker: Ami Choi, Ph.D., Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Ohio State University

The Dark Universe is an Astronomy on Tap Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and JPL Solar System Ambassador, Andrés Alejandro Plazas Malagón, presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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February 2021

Smart Farm Technologies: Breeding and Farming Crops for the Future Today

Thursday, February 11 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

St. Louis County Library – Zoom

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the Event Information link below to REGISTER! Registrants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

Featured Speaker: Nadia Shakoor, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Associate Director, TERRA-REF, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; Co-Founder/CEO, Agrela Ecosystems

Working with experts from fields including remote sensing, engineering, computer and plant science, research scientist, Nadia Shakoor, is designing smart farm technology like PheNode and the solar-powered FieldDock drone to drive advances in crop breeding and automate farming tasks to help researchers and farmers bring food from the farm to the family table.

Smart Farm Technologies is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library presented in collaboration with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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Teen Science Cafe: Deep Space AI—Navigating Swarms of Small Satellites Beyond Earth Orbit with Neural Networks

Thursday, February 25 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

Academy of Science – Zoom

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. FREE and OPEN to all middle and high school students in grades 6-12. Please note a separate liability waiver for this cafe must also be completed by a parent/guardian for each attending teen. Pre-registration for Junior Academy of Science members ONLY through Friday, February 12. General registration for all opens Saturday, February 13. Deadline to register is Thursday, Feb 25, 4p.m., CST. Click the Event Information link below for more information and to REGISTER!

Train a neural network to recognize different objects in space in this interactive virtual Science Cafe for Teens on satellites in deep space and advanced spacecraft navigation techniques.

Deep Space AI is a Gateway Teen Science Cafe Event of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis presented in partnership with the Girls Can STEM Series initiative of The Academy of Science and the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

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