1 March, 2016
events so far
COMETS & CON ARTISTS
#3.1 – How I got a Harvard Degree for $9: Dalliances with Fixers and Fakers in the World's Forgery Capital
In an age of biometric scanners and genetic testing, one can still design (or redesign) a functional identity with a few scraps of parchment and plastic.
#3.2 – Dancing with the Stars: Astronomy's in the Hood with #popscope
#popscope brings stargazing to public spaces near you in an effort to connect with diverse communities. Up your star power with the pop-up telescope perched on our balcony!
RIDING HIGH & LYING LOW
#2.1 – Team Roping, or "Hey, how do I catch that cow?"
A practical lesson in how to rope a steer, and a brief discussion on why one would want to do such a thing.
#2.2 – Obituaries: The Lively Story of the Dead Beat
A little history, some big players, and the undying optimism of the newspaper's most popular section.
REBELLIOUS RUSSIANS & ROCK STARS
#1.1 – "A Cloud in Trousers"
An introduction to the revolutionary life of Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky through his raging, rebellious masterpiece, "A Cloud in Trousers" (1915).
#1.2 – Rock Out: Was David Bowie's Death His Final Composition?
Viewing Bowie's passing in the context of his work, where death was a permanent presence.