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Fall 2021 Virtual (for now) Schedule

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

  • September 9: Mackenzie Johnson, Byte-size biology: What computers can teach us about animals
  • October 14: Britt White, Legged and legless: the story of lizard evolution
  • November 11: Ruben Tovar, Biology of cave salamanders
  • December 9: Julia York, Animals adapted to extremes: high flyers, deep divers, hibernators, and more!

Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. Traditionally, events are held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Due to the pandemic we have gone virtual! See specific event pages for more information.

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

Virtual SUTS Kids Activities Interest Poll

Hello everyone! We wanted to check in regarding the Kids’ Activities we’ve been posting ahead of each Virtual SUTS talk. Since being virtual has been a new experience for all of us, we would greatly appreciate you feedback! Please respond to this quick poll below to help us decide what direction Virtual SUTS should take. Thank you!

Spring 2021 Virtual Schedule

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

  • February 11: Emily Javan: COVID update
  • March 11: Thom Marshall: Snakes of Central Texas (part of the 2021 Texas Science Festival!)
  • April 8: Lydia Tressel: What are We Eating?
  • May 13: Briana Betke: Urban mammals

Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. Traditionally, events are held outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Due to the pandemic we have gone virtual! See specific event pages for more information.

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

March SUTS Canceled

Dear all,

Due to the emerging COVID-19 epidemic, we are sorry to announce that we are canceling this month’s Science Under the Stars lecture which was scheduled for this Thursday, March 12th.

We weighed many factors known about the virus and its transmission in making this decision, and decided that it is not worth the (however small) risk it could pose on the community, especially given that our events often have dozens of attendees across a wide age range. Safety is our number one priority, and so we are doing this out of an abundance of caution.

We are hoping to have our regularly scheduled April SUTS talk, but will reevaluate over the next month as the outbreak progresses. Please stay tuned for those announcements.

Thanks very much for your understanding.

Best,

Science Under the Stars organizers

Parking at Brackenridge Field Laboratory

An update on parking at BFL: new signs have been placed in the parking lot that state that parking is only allowed for UT permit-holders. Please disregard these signs; you are allowed to park at BFL for SUTS!