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Fall 2016 Lineup!

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer off! Now that school’s back in session, please save the date to come and hear these awesome speakers.

  • September 8 at 8pm: Anne Chambers (real-life Pokemon)
  • October 13 at 8pm: Marie Strader (glowing oceans)
  • November 10 at 7pm: Amanda Perofsky (infectious disease and conservation)
  • December 8 at 7pm: Will Shim (zombie parasites)
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!
 (As a note, we cannot guarantee that any provided refreshments will be free of allergens.)

Spring 2016 Lineup!

That’s right, guys! Science Under the Stars is making a new and exciting change and introducing summer talks. Please come out and join us for walks around BFL (early, before the talk starts) and our awesome new summer speakers!

  • June 9 at 8pm: Emily Marie Booth (wildfire)
  • July 14 at 8pm: Nathan LeClear (photosynthesis)
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!

Spring 2016 Lineup!

We hope everyone had an excellent holiday! Please save the date to come and hear these awesome speakers.

  • February 11 at 7pm: Emma Dietrich (spider silk)
  • March 10 at 7pm: Groves Dixon (DNA)
  • April 14 at 8pm: Becca Tarvin (poisons)
  • May 12 at 8pm: Erin Giglio (epigenetics)
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!

Alex Wild

Why Ants are Everywhere

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Our planet hosts 20,000 species of ants. UT’s Curator of Entomology Alex Wild will lead a discussion about where ants come from, how they live, and why they are so abundant.

Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. Events start at 7:00pm outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Arrive early for refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages! Guided tours of the field lab are available (wear sturdy shoes and bring water)!

Emlyn Resetarits

Hidden in Plain Sight: Camouflage, Chameleons, and Nature’s Invisibility Cloaks

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Ever wish you had a Invisibility Cloak like Harry Potter? Nature certainly has. From chameleons, to cuttlefish, to insects, the world is filled with organisms that can disguise themselves and appear invisible. Come explore the hidden world of illusion in November’s Science under the stars talk!

Science Under the Stars is a free public outreach lecture series in Austin, Texas. Events start at 7:30pm outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703. Arrive early for refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages! Guided tours of the field lab are available (wear sturdy shoes and bring water)!