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October 31, 2017
1500 N. Grand
November 4, 2017 - November 5, 2017
912 N Main St
November 14, 2017
912 N Main St
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March 15, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Lifes Rocky Start – Wed. at 2:00pm, 52 minutes, all audiences
Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a hellish place—a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a thin, torrid atmosphere. Then, in a process that has puzzled scientists for decades, life emerged. But how? NOVA joins mineralogist Robert Hazen as he journeys around the globe. From an ancient Moroccan market to the Australian Outback, he advances a startling and counterintuitive idea—that the rocks beneath our feet were not only essential to jump-starting life, but that microbial life helped give birth to hundreds of minerals we know and depend on today. It's a theory of the co-evolution of Earth and life that is reshaping the grand-narrative of our planet’s story.
March 15, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Treasures of the Earth – Wed. at 3:30pm, 52 minutes, all audiences
Their beauty has captivated us for millennia. Their cost can be extraordinary – some are even considered priceless. Precious gems like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opal, and jade are the ultimate treasures of the earth, and each one is made from a specific – and often torturous – recipe of chemistry, pressure, and heat. The secrets to their sparkle, color, and even strength lie deep inside the gems themselves, but could they also hold clues to one of the most enduring mysteries in the field of geology? From Tiffany’s workshop in New York to the sapphire mines of Sri Lanka, from North Carolina’s emerald fields to the jade-laden Forbidden City of China, come join us as we explore the fascinating science of gems.
March 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Malone Room
We will be sharing stories like "Green Wilma" by Tedd Arnold and "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr Seuss.
Stories and crafts may vary. Craft quantities are limited.