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 descending Program Type Description Date

Science Cafe: Ecology You Can Eat - North Carolina’s Estuarine Fishes

Science Talks, Science Cafe In this Science Café, we will highlight some of NC's more than 100 species of cool fishes – many of which seem very exotic even though they are actually quite common members of our estuarine communities, perhaps increasingly so in the case of tropical species. 05/28/2015 - 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

Science Cafe: Know Watts Cooking – The Physics of Energy Efficient Food

Science Talks, Science Cafe Join us for this interactive cooking demonstration that will connect you to your “inner scientist” in the kitchen. 05/21/2015 - 7:00pm

Science Cafe: Weather Science

Science Talks, Science Cafe Local meteorologists Gary Stephenson and Nate Johnson talk North Carolina weather and answer your weather questions. 05/14/2015 - 7:00pm

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 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