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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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Saving Southern California’s Urban Sea Turtles

Wednesday, January 27 @ 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Aquarium of the Pacific-Zoom, Long Beach, CA United States

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, in partnership with The Academy of Science – St. Louis, present—Saving Southern California’s Urban Sea Turtles, a virtual event about sea turtles in Southern California.

COST: $5 per household. OPEN to ALL. Families, Junior Academy members, elementary, middle, and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. CLICK the Event Information link below to register! Registrants receive the Zoom link to join via an Eventbrite confirmation email immediately after registering.

In and around Southern California’s San Gabriel River near Long Beach is a local population of Pacific green sea turtles at the tip of its northernmost range. Considered threatened, this local population has been recovering thanks to efforts from government and nonprofit organizations, such as the Aquarium of the Pacific. Working to help this resident population thrive, the Aquarium conducts a sea turtle monitoring program and provides any necessary treatment and rehabilitation of injured turtles, with veterinary care at the Aquarium.

Join Cassandra Davis, Dr. Lance Adams, and Nate Jaros, of the Aquarium of the Pacific, for a fascinating multimedia look at Southern California’s urban population of threatened sea turtles and efforts to conserve them. The Aquarium of the Pacific, the nation’s fourth most attended aquarium, is currently home to two olive ridley sea turtles, Theo and Lou, residents since 1998, and Copper, the Aquarium’s green sea turtle.

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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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The Electrolysis of Martian Brines: Production of Hydrogen Fuel and Life Support Oxygen on the Red Planet

Thursday, February 18 @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Zoom, St. Louis, MO United States

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. CLICK the Event Information button below to register. Registrants receive the Zoom link to join via a confirmation email immediately after registering..

Featured Speaker: Vijay Ramani, Ph.D., Roma B. & Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished University Professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering; Director, Center for Solar Energy and Energy Storage; Faculty Fellow for Entrepreneurship, Washington University in St. Louis

There is increasing interest from NASA and others on manned missions to Mars, which raises the question of in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) to minimize what needs to be carried on board the spacecraft at launch. Recent reports have suggested the presence of deposits of regolith brines (salt water) on Mars. Chemical engineer, Vijay Ramani, shares a novel approach to fuel and oxygen generation on the Martian surface through brine electrolysis.

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March 2021

Mars 2020/Perseverance Rover: Searching for Life on Mars

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

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

Featured Speaker: Pablo Sobron, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Impossible Sensing; Research Scientist, SETI Institute

St. Louis-based research scientist, Dr. Pablo Sobron, takes us along on his journey to discover life on the Red Planet. Learn about his experience as a member of NASA’s Mars 2020/Perseverance Rover Science Team and their mission to seek signs of ancient life on Mars and collect samples for return to Earth.

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April 2021

26th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner and Celebration

Tuesday, April 6 @ 5:30 PM-9:00 PM
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States

Reservations are required. For information on this year’s awardees, or to reserve a ticket or table, CLICK HERE.

Since its inception, the Academy has promoted the recognition of the impressive scientists of St. Louis. This tradition continues with the 26th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. Each award-winner represents an extraordinary caliber of expertise.

PROGRAM

5:30 p.m. Networking Reception

7:00 p.m. Dinner

— Educator Award —

— Next Generation Awards —

— Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Presentations —

The 26th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards Dinner and Celebration is presented by The Academy of Science – St. Louis, connecting Science and the Community® for more than 160 years.

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