Located in the Multi-Purpose room (in the lower level of the main branch), there will be several professors and researchers from the University of Michigan and other institutions with expertise in general fields of knowledge, available to answer your questions. Some of the topics will include particle physics, human cloning, climate change, the Big Bang, and more.
You can watch a short video about the Scientists Fair here (video).
The purpose of this event is to not only acquaint people to scientific knowledge, but also to how that knowledge is obtained. We want people to ask these experts how theories are supported with experimentation, what hypotheses were tested and confirmed or falsified, and to what extent is there consensus amongst their colleagues about a given theory.
Participants talking with physicists Dr. Sean Tulin and Dr. Brian Nord
from the website: Explore the beautiful and fascinating world of butterflies and life cycles! Watch live Monarchs in our butterfly sanctuary and take an up close and personal look at how they travel through each stage of their life cycle. Use our microscopes to see what butterfly and moth wings are really made of, and metamorphose into a butterfly when you make wings of your own! Take a look at the life cycles of other animals, too. Plus, get your hands dirty! Help us plant new perennials in our butterfly garden (weather permitting!).
- Date: 05/18/2013
- Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Location: Museum of Natural History
The Great Lakes Zoological Society’s Conservation & Rescue Center (A World of Discovery) is an indoor zoo experience that features exotic animals, such as reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and more.
Located on 6885 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, the center is open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The admission is $7 per person, $5 for children under 11 and seniors, and no charge for toddlers.
From the website: The Center’s primary objectives are education and conservation. We also participate in the rehabilitation and re-release of endangered native animals and the rescue and placement of displaced pets.
Members of the Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics will receive $1 off of admission with the following coupon (redeem at the entrance).
The University of Michigan Clinical Research Department has a website where you can find information about current and upcoming trials and research. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, you can enroll here.
The Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics is having a meet-up on Saturday, April 20th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Colonial Lanes/Cubs A.C.restaurant. We’ll be in the back room located down the short hallway past the bar.
Our special guest will be Dr. Gordon Moore, geologist and assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan. Dr. Moore will talk about the science of studying volcanoes. And what’s a discussion about volcanoes without some cool pictures of volcanoes? We’ll have some of those as well.
The first part of the event will be for general socializing and ordering refreshments. After which, there will be some announcements, and then we will start the conversation at approximately 4:30.
The University of Michigan branch of the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS) announce
The Origin of Life is a symposium free and open to the public
Friday, April 5, 2013; 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
340 West Hall
Registration is not required.
For more information, please visit http://lsa.umich.edu/cscs.