Into the Silence
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Into the Silence
Wednesday, February 15; 7:00 p.m.
With Wade Davis, PhD, anthropologist, ethnographer, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and bestselling author
On June 6, 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet—just below the lip of Mount Everest’s North Col. Neither of them returned. In his bestselling new book, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest, Wade Davis tells the daring tale tracing their heroic efforts to the horrors of the Western Front during World War I.
Hear from Davis about an extraordinary generation of adventurers, soldiers, and mountaineers the likes of which we may never see again. Book signing to follow.
Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 1 (Sunday, January 29 for Museum members.
More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:
We are changing our worldand it is changing us. Join us as we explore forces of nature—volcanoes, asteroids, weather—that we cannot control.
Think critically about our impact on a food system that profoundly affects us and our planet. Engage in a scientific look at creativity, a critical resource for shaping the future and one that you can harness yourself.
We are constantly adding to our seasonal lineup of special guest lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, social event, and more. To stay in touch with the latest Museum Happenings, visit mos.org/events.
The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers. For more information, visit mos.org.
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