Free public lecture
University of Miami
Thursday, March 7, 2013 7:00-8:00 pm
Richard Dawkins is one of the world’s most influential living scientists and authors. Dawkins’ work as an evolutionary biologist pioneered a gene-centric view of evolution, and he has become a leading advocate for reason and science. A former University of Oxford Professor of Public Understanding of Science, Dawkins now runs the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, which finances research on the psychology of belief and religion, scientific education programs and materials, and publicizes and supports secular charitable organizations.
Dawkins will deliver a public lecture, “The Science of Beauty and the Beauty of Science” at 7 p.m. on Thursday March 7 at the Bank United Center, as part of Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts at the University of Miami. Dawkins will deliver the lecture and serve as a visiting professor at the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences, thanks to a generous gift from the Louis J. Appignani Foundation.
1245 Dauer Dr
Coral Gables , FL United States
Register for free advance tickets
At previous lectures, people without tickets were still able to see the lecture in overflow rooms.
Our Darwin Day celebrations, in cooperation with the Center For Inquiry have been an enormous success. Designed to promote awareness of the life and work of Charles Darwin, the annual event showcases educational activities for people of all ages.
This years event will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013, at:
Broward College North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Boulevard
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Check back again as we finalize the speakers
We hope to see you on 2013, an exciting year that marks both the 204th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, and the 154th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of the Species.
Carl Sagan Day: A Celebration
Saturday, November 10, 2012
12:00 – 5:00 Festival Events
Special presentation by James Randi at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Broward College North Campus
North Regional Library
1100 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
Sponsored by the Center for Inquiry Fort Lauderdale, FLASH, the James Randi Educational Foundation, CASE, and Broward College
- Carl Sagan was a Professor of Astronomy and Space Science and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University.
- He served as an advisor and consultant to NASA, and played a major role in the establishment of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence).
- He was a Pulitzer Prize winning author and most familiar to the public through his COSMOS series on NOVA.
- In addition to numerous awards, recognitions, and honorary degrees for his outstanding contributions, he is acknowledged as one of the most effective public faces of astronomy and space science throughout the world.
- Asteroid 2709 was named after him. Sagan died in December 1996.
To celebrate his legacy on the 78th anniversary of his birth, and to increase public involvement in the excitement of astronomy and space exploration, a local coalition of science and reason-based organizations announces the FOURTH ANNUAL CARL SAGAN DAY.
WHAT: A full day program, including teacher workshops, children’s activities, food, displays, poster display from Broward County Schools, tour of the solar system, games, door prizes, star-gazing, and many surprises. Scheduled keynote speakers include:
- James Randi Renowned magician and leader in the skeptical community
- Dr. Dawn Martin Elliot – NASA scientist
- Ethan Seigel – Begins with a Bang blogger
- Jeff Wagg Emcee – skeptic organizer and educator
- Christina Owen – Aeronautic Engineer
- Alan Leipzig – Science educator
The event is free to all. Find more details at www.carlsaganday.com. A fund-raising pre-event dinner and reception will take place on Friday evening, November 9, 2012