New York City Science Events for the Week of October 24th
Go chuck a pumpkin this week at the New York Hall of Science
Olivia Koski • October 25, 2010
Pumpkin courtesy of Fredde 99/Wikimedia
Could there be any better way to celebrate Halloween than to project a pumpkin hundreds of feet into the air with a catapult?
I don’t think so.
October is catapult month at the New York Hall of Science. In honor of Halloween they invite anyone so inclined to bring their pumpkins so they can chuck them high in to the air to watch what happens when gravity does its thing. Pumpkin chucking will occur Saturday, October 30th, and Sunday, October 31st, from noon to 4 p.m.
The Amateur Astronomer’s Association hosts star gazing at Highline Park. The event begins at dusk.
Oliver Sacks will speak at the Union Square Barnes and Noble to promote his new book exploring sight called The Mind’s Eye. 7:00 p.m.
The New York Academy of Sciences will host a discussion of genetic screening of people on the Island of Cyprus from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a career panel for scientists in biotech and pharma.
Learn about space cuisine at the American Museum of Natural History with authors of The Astronaut’s Cookbook, Charles T. Bourland and Gregory L. Vogt. The evening’s menu includes Sweet & Sour Chicken, Mango Peach Smoothies, Garbanzo Bean Burgers and Lemon Bars. The cost is $25.00 and it starts at 6:30 p.m.
Alpha One Labs is throwing a Halloween party fundraiser.