Science Spotlight


Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Harvard Museum of Natural History

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At this celebration of science, learn about how species are classified and conditions on ancient Earth straight from the source: scientists themselves.

No application or registration needed.


This event is free with museum admission.


  • In-person only.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States


Mid Cambridge

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.: Saturday, April 13, 2PM – 3:30PM.

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Meet up-and-coming scientists and learn about questions at the forefront of research today in this series of short talks.

2:00–2:30 pm What in the World Is a Pseudoscorpion?

Juli Cosgrove - PhD Graduate Student - Giribet Lab

Have you ever wondered how scientists discover and describe new species? Or a slightly different question—have you ever wondered why scientists describe new species? Come explore these questions with arachnologist Juli Cosgrove and learn about an animal that you have certainly walked by but probably never heard of.

3:00–3:30 pm Unveiling Ancient History as an Earth Detective

Val Aguilar - Graduate Student - Earth & Planetary Science Lab

Travel back to an ancient Earth bombarded by colossal asteroids 3.5 billion years ago. Geologist Val Aguilar studies the oldest extraterrestrial impact events recorded in the rock record. Explore the geologic evidence of giant asteroid impacts, their effects on the planet's surface, and learn about the story of Earth's survival.

Regular admission rates apply.

Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture.

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.: Saturday, April 13, 2PM – 3:30PM.

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