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May 28 – June 3, 2018 / Vol 37, No 22 / Hawai`i Island, USA

25 May 2018, 20:27 UTC
May 28 – June 3, 2018 / Vol 37, No 22 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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NYC Hosts World Science Festival and Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium

The 11th annual World Science Festival, produced by World Science Foundation, celebrates innovations in science and arts spanning over 27 venues in New York City May 29-June 2. The festival plans to feature 70 events including discussions, debates, interactive explorations, and musical performances. Some topics to be covered are black holes, AI, DNA editing, wildlife, and kids in science. Highlighted events include gala performances honoring achievements of women in science, lab tours encouraging women in STEM, and the announcement of 10th annual Kavli Prize winners in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. Among ~190 scheduled speakers are (L-R) Astronauts Nicole Stott and Mike Massimino, NASA Head of Space Science and Astrobiology Steve Howell, JPL Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory Lead Scott Smith, and award-winning physicist Cumrun Vafa. The 2nd annual Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium, sponsored by Science Partnership Fund, is set for June 2-3 at Columbia University with theme Commercial Space Stations: Building an Ecosystem in Space. Topics will focus on future space stations, commercial sectors, research, technology, transportation, habitation, finances, and policy. Among the 25 scheduled speakers are United Launch Alliance Program Manager Melissa Sampson, UNOOSA Director Simonetta di ...

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