Science on the Silver Screen Reaches Year Three!

Science on the Silver Screen Reaches Year Three!

It's finally here... the third year of the Bruce Museum's summer film series, Science on the Silver Screen! This year's films are: Godzilla (2014), San Andreas, and Twister. For each of these films, we've invited an expert in a related scientific field to introduce the film and watch with you. Afterward, the expert will answer any questions you might have about the science (or lack thereof) shown in the movie.

Read more to find out when they are and how to attend!

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Alien Entomology: Science on the Silver Screen

Alien Entomology: Science on the Silver Screen

Our expert for Alien in our Science on the Silver Screen film series was Dr. Matt Frye. Dr. Frye is an entomologist, a scientist who studies insects. The alien xenomorphs might be from another planet, but they have a very insect-like lifecycle and many insect-like body features as well. They are also something else that Dr. Frye has experience with: Parasitoids. This article is adapted from his presentation, and discusses the biology of the deadly xenomorph alien. 

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A New Bruce Discovery – The Little Morning Bird

A New Bruce Discovery – The Little Morning Bird

Tsidiiyazhi abini, a fossil bird newly described by the Bruce Museum’s science curator, Dr. Daniel Ksepka, may be only the size of a house sparrow, but it’s making big news. The paper was published a day ago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and has since spread everywhere from local Greenwich papers to the BBC.

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Hour of Code 2016: Bigger and Better than Ever!

Hour of Code 2016: Bigger and Better than Ever!

Tis the season… to teach kids coding! For the third year in a row, the Bruce Museum is bringing free Hour of Code programs to schools throughout Greenwich and beyond during the month of December. Last year we reached exactly 550 students with our Hour of Code programming. We're proud to announce that our numbers have more than doubled this year! It's never been a better time to learn how to code.

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