Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and More at Gammage Auditorium for Origins: The Storytelling of Science
The Whirlpool Galaxy is a classic spiral galaxy. At only 30 million light years distant and fully 60,000 light years across, M51 (also known as NGC 5194) is one of the brightest and most picturesque galaxies in the sky.
Arizona State University's Origins project "nurtures research, energizes teaching, and builds partnerships, offering new possibilities for exploring the most fundamental of questions who we are and where we came from."
The initiative hosts symposiums, conferences, and lectures that explore questions of origins -- some of the most complex issues facing humanity today. This weekend, the initiative be welcoming some of the world's best-known scientists, writers, and broadcasters to Tempe to discuss the storytelling of science.
The event will be the final night of the Origins Stories Weekend, a two-day celebration of the stories of science that will include a live broadcast of NPR's Science Friday; a panel discussion and test screening of a new feature movie documentary; and a panel discussion on the stories of science and the science of storytelling.
The All-Star Comedy Explosion
TicketsSat., Apr. 15, 8:00pm
An American in Paris
TicketsTue., Apr. 18, 7:30pm
Rancho Solano Preparatory School: Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
TicketsThu., Apr. 27, 7:00pm
Beauty and the Beast by Ballet Etudes
TicketsSat., Apr. 29, 2:00pm
Thunder From Down Under
TicketsThu., May. 4, 8:00pm
For the complete schedule of events, check out the ASU News announcement.
To close out the weekend, Origins will hold a panel discussion called The Storytelling of Science. The event will feature a collection of esteemed scientists, public intellectuals, and award-winning writers.
Here's the lineup:
- Bill Nye (William Nye), well-known science educator
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist
- Brian Greene, theoretical physicist
- Ira Flatow, Science Friday's
- Neal Stephenson, popular science fiction writer
- Tracy Day, executive director of the World Science Festival
- Lawrence Krauss, Origins Project director
The panel will get together to discuss the stories behind cutting-edge science, from the origin of the universe to how new technologies will shape the future.
Catch the awesome science action at ASU's Gammage Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 30.
Tickets are available at the ASU Gammage Box Office or at Ticketmaster.com and range from $16 for General Admission to $26 for VIP Admission. Discounted student tickets will also be available at ASU Gammage box office.
For those who can't make it to the live event, a webcast of the discussion will also be available for viewing at at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ASU-LIVE.
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