Science Speakeasy – Out of This World: From Caves to SpacePublic Works 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA
Prepare for some extreme science! First, we’ll explore the depths of our past with Alia Gurtov, one of six “underground astronaut” archaeologists who excavated the newly discovered Homo naledi fossils in Rising Star Cave in South Africa. Then we’ll explore the far reaches of our future with Ariel Waldman, founder of SpaceHack.org and author of “What’s it Like in Space?”, who will tell us what it’s like in space and share ways you can explore space too.
Science Speakeasy – Evolution and Gender RevolutionPublic Works 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA
This Science Speakeasy celebrates gender diversity. Explore the evolutionary origins of gender with evolutionary anthropologist Stephanie Meredith, whose fieldwork with primates has taken her to Madagascar and Ethiopia. Then learn about Bay Area LBGT History with historian and award-winning writer and filmmaker, Susan Stryker.
Science Speakeasy – A Giant Advantage: Baseball in Our BonesPublic Works 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA
In this Science Speakeasy we’re stepping up to the pitcher’s mound! Explore the connection between precision throwing and our evolutionary split from other primates with evolutionary biologist Nathan Young. Then, San Francisco Giants’ official orthopedic surgeon Ken Akizuki will share how he keeps our Giants’ pitchers in optimum condition to win.
Science Speakeasy: Fake or Fact?Public Works 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA
How can you tell what’s fake and what’s fact when it comes to science? Join New York University biological anthropologist Dr. Todd Disotell and Science Friday’s Undiscovered podcast co-host and producer Elah Feder for an evening separating the fantastical from the factual.