Programs & Events

Science Talks

Science Cafés

Science Cafés are a weekly event where anyone can participate in topical discussions with leaders in the fields of science and technology. Hosted by the Daily Planet Cafe in the Nature Research Center, these weekly talks promote discussion of science in an informal setting.

Visiting Lecturers

Throughout the year, prominent researchers share their expertise with Museum visitors during presentations, discussions and informal talks.

Science Saturdays

Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in the SECU Daily Planet Theater at 11 am. The presentations mainly target middle- and high-school students, but everyone is welcome to attend. Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State University Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.

All Upcoming Science Talks

Titlesort ascending Program Type Description Date

Science Saturday: Watching Lightning from Space

Science Talks Dr. Magi will talk about new methods being used to study lightning using satellite observations of Earth. 04/04/2015 - 11:00am

Science Saturday: Ice: How it Behaves in Space

Science Talks Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month. 05/02/2015 - 11:00am

Science Saturday: Counting Carbon in Trees from Space

Science Talks This presentation describes how cutting-edge remote sensing technologies are used to count trees and their carbon storage from space, supporting a better understanding of rapid environmental change. 06/06/2015 - 11:00am

Science Cafe: Where Have All the Elephants Gone?

Science Talks Dr. K.K. Sarma will share stories from his life among the wild and captive Asian elephants, and map out a vision to help save the last wild populations of this iconic species. 04/09/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Science Snapshots

Science Talks Join us for an evening of “Lightning Talks” on a variety of scientific topics. From neurobiology to forest conservation to chimpanzee intelligence, local young researchers will discuss their favorite discoveries and give us a glimpse into new discoveries happening in the Triangle. 04/23/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Hubble at 25

Science Talks This Science Café will showcase some of the most important and exciting scientific discoveries made with the Hubble Space Telescope, the science behind some of Hubble’s most popular images, and how observations from Hubble will continue to aid scientists far into the future. 04/30/2015 - 7:00pm