Science

‘Mad Science’ At PPL Saturday

Spend a fun afternoon learning science things. Head over to the Providence Public Library this Saturday for Mad Science: Fire & Ice. Join us as we welcome Mad Science to PPL! This spectacular show thrills audiences with impressive science experiments and includes foggy dry ice storms and demonstrates how giant beach balls can float in …

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NOVA Features Brown Univ Bat Lab

This topic could not be more timely. Not surprisingly, “Bat Superpowers” brought NOVA filmmakers to the Breuer Bat Lab at Brown University, where researchers study the mechanics and dynamics of bat flight. This is a fascinating look into why bats can harbor viruses — many deadly to humans and other mammals — without themselves getting …

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Radiolab’s Krulwich At List

(2.19) Since 2005, Robert Krulwich’s show Radiolab has tackled a diversity of “big ideas,” from scientific mysteries to philosophical quandaries. Now, just a month into his retirement from the show, Krulwich visits Brown to answer audience questions and discuss some major upcoming projects, including a multi-part series on climate change and a conference for content …

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Adventures In STEM Week — Museum Natural History

Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Here’s a sample: 1pm and 2pm: Flight Adventures Fulldome Planetarium Show Cost: $3.00 per person/includes museum admission. Children must be age 4 and older to see a planetarium show. Discover …

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Kids Activities — Museum of Natural History Weekend

We have a long weekend coming up and the Museum of Natural History has activities scheduled for the mad scientist lurking inside your child in Chemistry: Its Elemental! The Radical Reaction Activity Table and Family Fun Activities are free with museum admission. (Facebook event.) Check out the ‘Cosmic Origins Spectograph Fulldome Planetarium Show.’ Discover spectroscopy, …

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There Will Be Math At Granoff

(10.30) Space is still available for ‘The nth Perspective’ this Wednesday at the Granoff Center. Through interactive demonstrations and hands-on physical participatory activities — and an accompanying talk by mathematician Glen Whitney — members of the public will have the opportunity to challenge and alter their own perspectives on mathematical ideas. Hosted by the Institute …

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Big Bang Science Fair (And WaterFire)

(9.28) There’s gonna be a theremin . . . The second annual Big Bang Science Fair celebrates the intersections between science and the arts — and they have a great lineup this year. Scientific leaders team up with musicians, programmers, mathematicians, physicians, artists and chefs to explore the wonders of science. The events coincide with …

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‘Museum Of The Moon’ Opens At WFAC

Twenty-three feet in diameter! An enormous art installation by English artist Luke Jerram is coming to Providence this month as part of a larger series of events and exhibitions presented by the NASA RI Space Consortium in association with WaterFire Providence. This highly-detailed, 23′ diameter, moon sculpture will be installed in the main hall of …

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Mineral Vault Tour — Natural History Museum

(3.23) I used to have a rock collection. All the cool kids did. Now comes an opportunity to tour the vaults at the Museum of Natural History in Mat’s March Mineral Madness! Experience mineral treasures normally locked away in the museum’s vaults with the museum’s curator. Assembled over the span of 120 years, this collection …

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