Sat, Jun 24|
Space Center Houston
Cephalopod Week in Houston
What do marine invertebrate research and space exploration have in common? More than you might think!
Time & Location
Jun 24, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Space Center Houston, 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058, USA
About the event
Cephalopod Week in Houston – with Science Friday, Space Center Houston, and Houston Public Media
What do marine invertebrate research and space exploration have in common? More than you might think! On Saturday, June 24, meet the Science Friday team at Space Center Houston for an unforgettable meeting of the minds. You'll learn all about squid in space, how undersea and space exploration are similar and different, and what experts in spacefaring (AKA, spaceflight operations) and teuthology (that's the study of cephalopods!) say they can learn from each other.
Come with your questions for Megan McArthur, an oceanographer, engineer, and NASA Astronaut, who spent 200 days in space conducting scientific research and technology demonstrations aboard the International Space Station, and is currently serving as the Chief Science Officer at Space Center Houston, and Diana Li, squid biologist and science communicator, who received her PhD in Biology from Stanford University researching squid locomotion, and is now Associate Director of Education & Training Initiatives at Columbia University's Zuckerman Institute in New York City. Hosted by Science Friday's Director of News and Audio, John Dankosky.
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