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November 2019

A Nightwatchman’s Journey: The Road Not Taken

November 7, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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David H. Levy is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. He has discovered 22 comets, nine of them using his own backyard telescopes. With Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the Palomar Observatory in California he discovered Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994.

At this event, David Levy will discuss his new autobiography, which details his lifelong passion for the night sky.

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Second Saturday Conversation: “Is Your Idea a Sellable Product?”

November 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States

An idea is just that if it isn't sellable. Learn steps you can take to better assure your money doesn't go down the drain with high costs before you actually know if your product will sell. Learning the basics that smart inventors use during the exploratory stages of taking an idea to a product can save you time and money while assuring your product has a better chance to succeed once it is launched.
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Michael Crichton Film Series – Runaway

November 11, 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series of Michael Crichton movies. In his work, Crichton demonstrated a keen ability to anticipate new technological developments long before they became reality and predict how even seemingly beneficial breakthroughs in biotechnology or artificial intelligence could quickly spiral out of their creators' control.

The third film in the series is Runaway from 1984, written and directed by Crichton.

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Science Matters Brown Bag Forum: All Maps are Lies!

November 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library – Central Library, 14 W 10th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
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Maps spur our imagination. Maps transport us. In maps we trust. But all maps are lies. Filled with examples of maps from the Show-Me State and beyond, this presentation will forever change the way you look at maps.

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December 2019

Michael Crichton Film Series – Jurassic Park

December 9, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series of Michael Crichton movies. In his work, Crichton demonstrated a keen ability to anticipate new technological developments long before they became reality and predict how even seemingly beneficial breakthroughs in biotechnology or artificial intelligence could quickly spiral out of their creators' control.

The fourth and final film in the series is Jurassic Park from 1993 based on Crichton's 1990 novel of the same name.

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