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Saturday Night Lights: Stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED:
Due to the threat of severe weather, Saturday Night Lights: Stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park has been cancelled. 

This night has it all: multiple telescopes for planets and stargazing; an LED-lit balloon chain installation, floating overhead and swaying to the changing winds; and world renowned scientists and chefs, including a former White House pastry chef, discussing the vagaries of cooking, eating, and staying alive in outer space. Grab your picnic blanket and join us in Brooklyn Bridge Park to contemplate—and savor—your singular, magical, minuscule spot in the universe.

Stargazing is FREE and open to the public.

Participants

Ken BlackburnAuthor, Guinness Record Holder

Ken Blackburn is an aeronautical engineer for the Air Force conducting research in Florida. Blackburn has set the Guinness Record for time aloft for a paper airplane four times, the last being in 1998 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta with a flight time of 27.6 seconds.

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Steve HowellAstrophysicist

Steve B. Howell is currently the Head of Space Science and Astrobiology for the NASA Ames Research Center. He previously was the project scientist for
NASA’s premier exoplanet finding missions: Kepler and K2. Howell has written over 800 scientific publications, numerous popular and technical articles, and has authored and edited eight books on astronomy and astronomical instrumentation.

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Kent KirshenbaumChemist

Kent Kirshenbaum is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at New York University. He has appeared on the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, the Science Channel, the Discovery Channel, Sid the Science Kid (PBS), and at the Wellington-on-a-Plate Festival.

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Steve LiddellScience Educator

Steve Liddell is an Australian Science Educator who has a passion for bringing science to life. Often referred to as the ‘Steve Irwin’ of science, “Science Steve” has a remarkable ability to relate to people of all ages and teach science in a way that anyone can understand and enjoy.

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Hod LipsonRoboticist

Hod Lipson is a roboticist who works in the areas of artificial intelligence and digital manufacturing. An award-winning researcher, teacher, and communicator, Lipson enjoys sharing the beauty of robotics though his books, essays, public lectures, and radio and television appearances.

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Scott M. SmithNutritionist

Dr. Scott M. Smith leads the Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory at the NASA Johnson Space Center. This group is charged with keeping crews healthy with respect to nutrition, including using nutrition as a means to optimize astronaut health and safety.

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Nicole StottAstronaut, Artist

Nicole Stott has explored from the heights of outer space to the depths of our oceans. In awe of what she has experienced from these very special vantage points, she has dedicated her life to sharing the beauty of space — and Earth — with others. A veteran NASA Astronaut, her experience includes two spaceflights and 104 days spent living and working in space on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS).

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Jennifer SwansonAuthor

Jennifer Swanson is the author of over 30 nonfiction books for children. A self-professed science geek, Swanson started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, her passion for science resonates in all her books.

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Bill YossesChef

William Yosses previously worked as White House executive pastry chef, where he was closely involved with Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative with the goal of reducing childhood health problems related to diet. Other executive pastry chef experience include The Dressing Room in Westport Connecticut, Josephs Citarella in New York City, Bouley Bakery, and Bouley Restaurant.

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