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October SUTVS Live Q&A Zoom Link

Hello all! We are just two days away from the live Q&A with this month’s speaker, Christina Balentine! It will be on October 8th at 7:00 pm CDT (UTC -5). We will be using the virtual meeting platform, Zoom. You will need to register for a free account with Zoom before joining the meeting (this is a safety precaution implemented by UT Austin). We’re looking forward to it!

Christina Balentine (she/her) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Science Under the Virtual Stars Q&A w/Christina
Time: Oct 8, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Fall 2020 Virtual SUTS Schedule

Thanks to everyone who responded to our Google poll! You all gave us valuable feedback on how to move forward with SUTS in a socially-distant world. We received overwhelming support for having a Science Under the Virtual Stars this semester. We will host three lectures by UT Austin graduate students in October, November, and December. Pre-recorded lectures, tours of Brackenridge Field Lab, activities and more will be posted to our website and Facebook on the first Thursday of the month. Then on our regular second Thursday of the month, we will have a live Q&A session with the speaker! A form will be provided for you to submit questions ahead of the Q&A, or feel free to ask them during the live event. Below is the schedule of speakers, with more details to come soon. Thank you all for your support!

  • October 1 (lecture posted) & 8 (live Q&A): Christina Balentine – Super humankind: how humans have adapted to thrive all over the world
  • November 5 (lecture posted) & 12 (live Q&A): Tristan Kubik – Planet of the Insects
  • December 3 (lecture posted) & 10 (live Q&A): Isaac Miller-Crews – Animal brains!

Note: We will post the links for the videos/activities/live Q&A for each event in a separate, event-specific post. Follow this blog or our Facebook page to get event notifications.

Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series based in Austin, Texas.

Science Under the (Virtual?) Stars Interest Poll

Hello all and welcome to the new academic year! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are still unable to hold SUTS in person. However, we would like to know if there is interest in a Science Under the (Virtual) Stars this year. We are thinking of posting a pre-recorded lecture once a month (or more frequently, if there is enough interest) followed by a Q&A session with the speaker (either live or pre-recorded answering questions that are emailed/posted here). We are also thinking of posting video tours of the Brackenridge Field Lab, natural history facts, and instructions for kids activities related to the lectures on our website. Since this is Science Under the Stars, we encourage you to participate outside! (If the internet connection allows for it, of course.) Please vote in the Google poll linked here to help us gauge interest. Thank you! 🙂

https://forms.gle/ss5QAf84FYqZRHbQ9

Spring Talks Canceled

Dear all,
 
We are saddened to announce that we will be canceling the remaining Science Under the Stars and Neighborhood Science talks for this semester. UT Austin has implemented restrictions of university-sponsored gatherings of 10 or more people to help curtail the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will be adhering to these new regulations. The health and wellbeing of our community is of the utmost importance.
 
We plan to reschedule the talks to next fall and spring semesters. So keep an eye out for announcements in August.
 
Thank you for your understanding. We send our best wishes and hope everyone remains healthy.
 
Best,
Science Under the Stars organizers

Spring 2020 Semester Schedule

It’s that time of the year, mark your calendars! We have four wonderful speakers scheduled for the semester of talks, on the second Thursday of every month:

  • February 13: Natalie Foster – Dust to dust: the life cycle of stars in our universe
  • March 12: Tristan Kubik – Fermented fantasia: a leavenly evening sure to spoil you rotten!
  • April 9: Christina Balentine – Super humankind: how humans have adapted to thrive all over the world
  • May 14: Isaac Miller-Crews – Animal brains!

Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. Events are held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Arrive early for refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages!

Note: We will post the precise schedules for each event in a separate, event-specific post. Follow this blog or our Facebook page to get event notifications.

First time visitor? Please read our pet policy & field station rules here, and find parking info and directions here.