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October 2020

Astronomy – What’s Up in the Sky for 2021

October 21, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The year 2021 promises some great stargazing opportunities, with chances to see comets, dying stars, galaxies and of course the planets! Join Dan Johnson, long-time amateur astronomer, member of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City, and volunteer instructor at the Powell Observatory, to find out what you can expect to see in the night sky with a small telescope in the coming year.

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How Do I Become an Engineer?

October 23, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Students- meet real live science, technology, and engineering professionals and learn about their careers! Are you a student thinking about a career as an engineer? Do you want to see a cutting-edge drone lab? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from John Bazin, aerospace engineer at Blue Origin.

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Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability

October 27, 2020, 7:00 pm - October 29, 2020, 8:30 pm

Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability is a three-part virtual forum that will provide a multidisciplinary approach to the exploration of water management issues, connecting complex issues of vital importance to Kansas City, the region, and, indeed, the world. The keynote speaker is leading authority and prolific author on international water issues, Sandra Postel who has been hailed for her “inspiring, innovative and practical approach” to promoting the preservation and sustainable use of freshwater.

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November 2020

Novel Graphics! Innovative Images in the History of Science

November 3, 2020, 10:30 am - November 17, 2020, 12:00 pm

In partnership with UMKC Cockefair Chair, the Library is pleased to make Professor William Ashworth’s annual Cockefair Course available to the public for the first time.

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The Science of Sustenance: Experimenting in the Kitchen

November 18, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cooking and baking incorporate many exciting scientific concepts, and home cooks and pro chefs alike employ scientific-like experimentation to find new and exciting dishes and techniques. Join one of Kansas City’s favorite bakers, Robert Duensing of Best Regards Bakery & Café to learn about how he uses science and experimentation to deliver his most popular dishes. Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and Kansas City Public Library.

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