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Neutron Stars: The Densest Laboratory in the Universe

St. Louis County Library - Grant's View Branch 9700 Musick Road, St. Louis

St. Louis County Library Grant's View Branch
9700 Musick, St. Louis, MO 63123-3935, United States + Google Maps

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE!

Featured Speaker:
Alexander Haber, Dr. rer. nat., Staff Scientist, Department of Physics and McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Neutron stars are the incredibly dense remnants of massive dying stars. They are not just immensely fascinating from an astrophysical perspective, but can also help us study and decode the microscopic forces governing the behavior of the fundamental building blocks of matter. Washington University theoretical physicist, Alex Haber explains the challenges we face in our task to investigate these theories and how neutron stars and their mergers allow us to push the frontiers of our knowledge of nuclear and particle physics.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Free

Selfies for Science: Using Plant Pictures to Prepare Crops for Future Climates

St. Louis County Library - Weber Road Branch 4444 Weber Road, St. Louis

St. Louis County Library Weber Road Branch
4444 Weber Road, St. Louis, MO 63123, United States + Google Maps

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE!

Featured Speaker:
Katie Murphy, Ph.D., Director, Phenotyping, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Join us to learn about the a-maize-ing world of corn! To prepare crops for future more extreme environments, we need to evaluate the lives of plants under different conditions. How do we make accurate measurements of thousands of plants every day? Here, we’ll discuss using plant image analysis and automation to understand how corn grows under differing conditions so that we can grow crops in hotter, drier climatic circumstances.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Free

Unlocking the Potential: Geospatial Science, Open Data, and Their Impact on Science, Democracy, and the Aspirations of Future Innovators

St. Louis County Library - Cliff Cave Branch 5430 Telegraph Rd., St. Louis

St. Louis County Library Cliff Cave Branch
5430 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129, United States + Google Maps

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE!

Featured Speaker:
J.S. Onésimo (Ness) Sándoval, Ph.D., Professor of Demography and Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Saint Louis University; Program Director, Public and Social Policy, Director, Saint Louis University MS Program of Sociology

Saint Louis University’s Ness Sándoval delves into the multifaceted role of geospatial science, unraveling its impact on scientific advancements, democratic processes, and the aspirations of using GIScience to improve the human condition. By examining the intersections of geospatial data and open-access information, Professor Sándoval guides the audience through a journey that underscores their pivotal roles in shaping a more informed and connected society, and illustrating how geospatial science and open data foster collaboration, innovation, and informed decision-making. This presentation serves as a beacon for those seeking to comprehend and harness the transformative capabilities of geospatial science and open data in the pursuit of a more connected and enlightened global community.

Science in St. Louis is a public science seminar series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library. Science in St. Louis is underwritten in part with support from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, sponsoring the full array of Academy STEM Teens programming.

Free