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Free Public Lecture

The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia

On Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00 pm, Anya Bernstein will discuss the religious and philosophical roots of transhumanism in Russia dating back to the nineteenth century. She will also explore the current debates within the movement over immortality and what it means to be human.

Drawing of a flamingo.

 Free Public Lecture

The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

On Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 pm, Robert McCracken Peck will discuss the remarkable life and natural history paintings of Edward Lear, who mysteriously abandoned his scientific work soon after achieving preeminence in the field.

Cassiopeia A, a well-known supernova remnant pictured in space by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory

New Mini-Exhibit

Cosmic Origins

Visitors to this new small exhibit—located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition—will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media.

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