The Urban Scientist

Urban Scientist’s Happenings Week of September 12

BioBus at the HOWL Festival in the East Village Sunday, 12 September, 2010 Starting at 12:00 PM Tompkins Square Park Birding in Prospect Park – Sponsored by American Museum of […]

September 12, 2010

BioBus at the HOWL Festival in the East Village

Sunday, 12 September, 2010

Starting at 12:00 PM

Tompkins Square Park

Birding in Prospect Park – Sponsored by American Museum of Natural History

Sunday, 12 September, 2010

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Prospect Park

“Join Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet to explore Prospect Park’s birding hot spots such as Lookout Hill, the Peninsula, Lullwater, Pagoda Pond, Midwood, the Vale of Cashmere, and Prospect Lake and to look for birds such as warblers, vireos, tanagers, and raptors. This tour will meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn.”

Animal Drawing Class Begins

Wednesdays, 15 September, 2010

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $160

American Museum of Natural History

“The Museum serves as the setting for an after-hours drawing course with the Department of Exhibition’s Stephen C. Quinn, author of Windows on Nature. Learn about the artists who created the Museum’s world-class dioramas and sketch subjects in their ‘natural’ habitats. All levels of experience welcome.”

Horticulture of Theodore Roosevelt Park

Wednesday, 15 September, 2010

12:30 PM – 2 PM

American Museum of Natural History

“The Museum may be best known for its location across from Central Park, but did you know its campus is surrounded by another park, too? Before the Museum was built on its site, this public park—now named for Theodore Roosevelt, former New York State governor and U.S. President—was considered as a site for a zoo or botanical garden. Tour Theodore Roosevelt Park with horticulturalist Kim Wickers of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to learn about various plants, garden layouts, maintenance, and more.”

Chemical Glycobiology

Wednesday, 15 September, 2010

5:00 PM – 7:45 PM

New York Academy of Sciences

“Speakers: Sam Danishefsky (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Jon Lai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Lara Mahal (New York University), Suzanne Walker (Harvard Medical School) and Peng Wu (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

Glycosylation creates a range of carbohydrates or glycans, important in viruses, cancer and stem cells. Chemists and biologists collaborate to understand the analytical, synthetic and biochemical challenges of this important class of biomolecules.”

Biobus at the Run/Walk against childhood obesity

Saturday, 18 September, 2010

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Seaview Park, Canarsie, Brooklyn

Hands-On-Nano Demos

Saturday, 18 September, 2010

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sony Wonder Technology Lab

“Join us to uncover the fascinating world of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Participate in hands-on activities that explore the properties, structures, materials and scale of this important field of science. Also visit our nanotechnology exhibit to learn about its various applications in use today. All activities require general admission to the Lab and are available on a first come first served basis. No reservation required. Best suited for children.”

Images From Science 2: An Exhibition of Scientific Photographs

Ends September 26, 2010

New York Hall of Science

“A showcase of exceptional photographs that are rarely seen outside of the scientific, technological, or engineering disciplines in which they were originally created. The exhibition reflects many of the new imaging processes and techniques that were not possible just a few years ago.”

NYC Resistor Weekly Events:

87 3rd Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY

Luna Lazzzor Mondays, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Come get some work on your projects on this laser focused open hack night! The laser will be available on a first-ready first-served job basis. If you haven’t been trained on the laser you will need to enlist the assistance of an operator. Look for the hacker with an eye patch.

Craft night, Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: An open project night where people bring projects they have been working on or meaning to work on for awhile. In the past people have worked on knitting, mending, clothing reconstruction, web design, robots, etc. The definition of ‘craft’ is very loose.”

Alpha One Hackerspace Weekly Events:

148 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY

Solder Sundays: 2 PM

Make a bot Mondays: 7 pm

Thursday Meeting: 7 PM

17 September: Hackathon: 9 PM

About the Author

Olivia Koski

Olivia Koski was born in the desert and raised in the mountains. After studying physics in college, she earned a living manipulating light for an aerospace company. She abandoned saguaros, pine trees and lasers for the skyscrapers of New York City, where she is studying the fine art of manipulating words, sound and images as a journalist. Visit her website at or follow her on Twitter at


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