Science Friction — Hot Summer Science Programs Featured in the Summer Reading Program

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with the Northwest Science Writers Association to present two hot, hot, HOT programs at the Central Library:

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.

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