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Museum of Science | Adult Offerings | Fall 2011

Knocking on Heaven's Door

Museum of Science

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

Boston, MA

Knocking on Heaven's Door

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Advance Tickets For Museum of Science Members | Begins September 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Ended Free  
Lecture Reservation
Begins September 7 at 9:00 a.m.
Ended Free  

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Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Wednesday, September 21; 7:00 p.m.

With Lisa Randall, PhD, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University. This presentation is part of the ongoing Lowell Series on Physics.

How do we decide which scientific questions to study? What roles do risk, creativity, uncertainty, beauty, and truth play in scientific thinking? Explore these questions with renowned physicist Lisa Randall—an expert in both particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know) and cosmology (the study of the largest). Her new book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, presents the latest ideas in physics and a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives. Book signing to follow.

Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 7 (Sunday, September 4 for Museum members).

More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:

From the ashes of ancient Pompeii to the extreme weather of today, our world and how we understand it is constantly shifting.

Join us as we bring together art and science, explore the food we eat and why, consider how the drama of the natural world shapes who we are, and contemplate the possibilities of the future.

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

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When & Where

Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Museum of Science

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

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