The Science of Avatar: Scientists will discuss real research frontiers touched on by the hit movie Avatar, and will take questions from the audience. Ex-astronaut Bonnie Dunbar, president and chief executive of the Museum of Flight, will moderate the discussion. For ages 12 and up on Sunday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library.
Sparring Scientists: Is Pluto a Planet?: Alan Boyle, author of The Case for Pluto and a nationally known science blogger at msnbc, will discuss fights in the scientific community as to how to define a planet. His book will be available for purchase at the program. For ages 12 and up on Sunday, August 29, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library.