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

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

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

Neutron Stars: The Densest Laboratory in the Universe

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

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

Are We Alone?

St. Louis County Library - Eureka Hills Branch 500 Workman Road, St. Louis, United States

St. Louis County Library Eureka Hills Branch
500 Workman Road, St. Louis, MO 63025, 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:
Claude Bernard, Ph.D.,
Professor Emeritus of Physics, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Recent research has shown that most stars have planets, and that a lot of those planets are probably in the so-called "habitable zone," where life may be possible. This makes the old question of, "Are we alone?" more pressing: Does life exist elsewhere in the universe; and if so, is some of that life "intelligent" and able to communicate or otherwise interact with us? Particle physicist, Dr. Claude Bernard, talks about various aspects of this question, including research on exoplanets (planets of stars other than our Sun), the possibility of space travel, UFO (recently renamed UAP) phenomena, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

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