Events for June 2012
June 1, 2012 - June 10, 2012
Sic Transit Glorious: A Transit of Venus Celebration
American Philosophical Society, Independence National Historical Park | Visit site »
The Transit of Venus is both an astronomical phenomenon and a landmark in the history of American science.
The American Philosophical Society, in collaboration with Independence National Historical Park will be putting on a number of events both celebrating the historical scientific importance of the Transit of Venus as well as viewing the actual transit on June 5th.
Read more here.
June 1, 2012
Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens
American Philosophical Society | Visit site »
Place: Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Author Andrea Wulf will present an illustrated lecture based on her forthcoming book on the history of the Transit of Venus. Her preceding book was Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation, published in spring 2011.
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June 24, 2012
Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University
Can We Get Needed Population Shrinkage In Time? The Academy, the Mahb and the Human Future
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University | Visit site »
Thursday, June 24, 6:30 PM
$15 nonmembers, $10 Academy members
Dr. Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist and expert on environmental issues, will discuss the environmental and social issues involved in climate disruption and toxification of the planet and the increasing odds of vast epidemics and nuclear resource wars. He’ll introduce key elements that could lead to resolution of the human predicament including population control by fully empowering women everywhere, total revision of today’s unsustainable growthmanic economic system, and a “bottom-up” movement to unite academic disciplines and civil society to help with the task.