Neighborhood Science Talks

Science Under the Stars has expanded to include the Austin Public Library! At Neighborhood Science, previous SUTS speakers will present at different library branches around the city a couple times a month. Stay tuned for more updates!

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“Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Real Life Pokemon” (Anne Chambers)

Pokémon Go has encouraged everyone to go outside and catch Pokémon with their phones. Did you know that most Pokémon are based on real animals, many of which you can find right here in Texas? And you can use apps just like Pokémon Go to find them–while helping scientists with their research at the same time. Come out and learn the many ways in which citizen science has helped researchers around the world and how you can get involved too!
  • January 10, 7pm at the Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S 5th St, Austin, TX 78704
  • February 12, 7pm at the Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703. **This talk will be held outdoors, so bring a chair and warm clothes!

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“Science of Superheroes: Superpowers in the Animal Kingdom” (Emily Rees)

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Would you choose super-strength? The ability to leap over tall buildings in a single bound? Invisibility? Mind-control? These ‘superpowers’ that we see in movies and comic books actually occur in a variety of different animals! Come out to Neighborhood Science to learn about the invisible lurker of the ocean, the fastest punch among animals, and the heavy lifters of the animal kingdom.
  • January 15, 7pm at the Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703.  **This talk will be held outdoors, so bring a chair and warm clothes!

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