Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SF News: The World Science Festival

June 2nd - 6th, 2010
New York City, NY
Up until this morning I was totally unaware of the massive event happening right across the river in NY.  What is this event?  Well, the World Science Festival!  Sadly, I cannot get out to support this worthy effort myself, however I felt it important to put the information out there for our members so those who are interested can go out and enjoy the fine work of these fantastic folks.
Wednesday June 2nd, 2010 from 7p - 9p
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Join Alan Alda, Yo-yo Ma, Kelli O'Hara, and many others as they honor Stephen Hawking in a star studded event.  Former Ballet star cum producer Damian Woetzel sets the stage for a truly spectacular event as the Orchestra of St. Lukes debuts the world premier of Icarus at the Edge of Time.  This looks to be an outrageous and amazing performance!

Check out all of the World Science Festival's events, listed by date, and see if you can make it out and support our friends in the scientific community!

Here are a few events that Jessica Nolfo, the representative of the festival who forwarded me this press information, thought would be of particular interest to our members:

Thursday, June 3, 7PM
Are we alone? It’s a question that has obsessed us for centuries, and now we have the technology to do more than wonder. Scientists on the hunt for distant planets and extraterrestrial intelligence will take us on
their expeditions into faraway galaxies and barely visible realms. Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse will journey to the brink of discovery with Jill Tarter, David Charbonneau, and Steven Squyres to contemplate what it would mean to have company in the cosmos.
Moderator: Sir Paul Nurse

Friday, June 4, 7PM
The original Star Trek and its numerous successors were far ahead of their time, but just how far? Will science eventually catch up to this series’ nearly five-decade-old creations? With Lawrence Krauss, Eric Horvitz, Seth Shostak and moderator Faith Salie (Sarina Douglas on Deep Space Nine), explore the plausibility of scientific phenomena from the Star Trek universe, including warp speed, time travel, humanoid aliens and whether anyone in our universe will be "beamed up" by transporter anytime soon.

Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St. @ Water St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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