Science Stage

The Science Stage features a variety of authors, interactive panels, and entertaining, informative shows. A book signing follows each author presentation in the Science City Bookstore located near the UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium.


 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Science City Main Stage (Seats 155)

 

  • 10:00am

Orbital Perspectives

    

Ron Garan, Kevin Schindler, Melissa Sevigny

Panelists discuss their views on earth, space, and the great beyond based on their different experiences in space.

 

  • 11:30am

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Come enjoy this up close and personal look at some of the Sonoran desert's unique animals and learn about their habits and idiosyncrasies.

 

  • 1:00pm

Incredible Stories from Space

 

Nancy Atkinson, Kristin Block

Panelists share their compelling personal insights from NASA space missions, taking you behind the scenes of the unmanned missions that are transforming our understanding of the solar system and beyond.

 

  • 2:30pm

Zika: The Emerging Epidemic

Donald G. McNiel Jr. discusses his exploration into the origins of Zika, current research on a cure, and what he learned about protecting oneself from the virus.

 

  • 4:00pm

Water in a Changing Climate

 

Peter Friederici, Peter Goin

Two panelists who recently completed a book about Glen Canyon discuss water, climate change, and the future of the West.

 


 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Science City Main Stage (Seats 155)

 

  • 10:00am

Influential Unknowns

 

Joel Shurkin, Dava Sobel

The authors share their experiences researching and writing about relatively unknown scientists and how their contributions changed the face of technology.

 

  • 11:30am

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Come enjoy this up close and personal look at some of the Sonoran desert's unique animals and learn about their habits and idiosyncrasies.

 

  • 1:00pm

Above the Glass Ceiling: Women

     

Kristin Block, Julian Guthrie, Nathalia Holt, Nancy Atkinson

Authors Guthrie, Holt, and Atkinson, along with science operations engineer Block, share their experiences as women writing about other women in the sciences and their influences and challenges.

 

  • 2:30pm

Wild Thoughts from Wild Places

   

David Biello, Andrea Peacock, Doug Peacock

The important role of wild ares in the life of Americans and the predartors who inhabit wild places and the humans who seek to transform their habitats.

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