What we're about

Enjoy meeting other science enthusiasts as we visit great science-related sites in Chicagoland. Members suggest, and we schedule, cool events.

Upcoming events (4+)

Chicago Science Fest - Expo Day!!

Needs a location

This is a TICKETED event with a Science Field Trips Meetup discount. See below for discount promo code.

IL Science Council's Science Expo Day!

ISC is sooooo excited to bring back ISC's Chicago Science Fest after the too-long pandemic delay!! Saturday, June 4 ISC's offers an afternoon of fascinating science talks and interactive demos. One ticket gives access to ALL the talks by Chicago-area scientists. In between talks you can visit an array of cool science demonstrations or tour mHUB's product development space.

Topics from this year's speakers include:
• How to Study Alien Life Forms
• What's Hopeful about Humans & Climate Science
• Your Totalitarian Brain & Why You Can't Trust What You See
• How Autonomous Vehicles Sense Their Surroundings
• Muscle Atrophy in Olympic Athletes, Elderly, and Amputees

Demos will include:
• Biochemistry
• How Batteries Work
• Experimenting with Liquid Nitrogen
• Real Human & Animal Brains
• Exotic Insects
• 3-D Printing

At 5:00pm is Social Hour when you can enjoy craft beer (21+) while chatting with speakers, scientists, and other science fans. Talks, demos, tours, and the social hour are all INCLUDED with every ticket!

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 11:30am - 6:00pm CT
mHUB, 965 W Chicago Av. Chicago, IL 60642
Doors open and demos start at 11:30am; first talk starts at 12noon.
Open to all ages - recommended for adults; accessible to high school (or precocious middle schoolers) and up
Register here TODAY!
Meetup $5 off Promo code: enter “ISCinsider” (without quotes) at top of registration tickets page

Check out this short video for a sense of what ScienceExpo is all about.

**Proof of full vaccination with ID is required for attendance. All current public health protocols will be followed at the event.**

KIPAC: Catching a Supermassive Black Hole in the Act (Hybrid)

Link visible for attendees



This lecture is open to all and recommended for the general public and students above 9th grade.

Title: Catching a Supermassive Black Hole in the Act

Speaker: Dr. Adi Foord (KIPAC/Stanford University)

Abstract: Supermassive black holes remain some of the most elusive engines in our Universe. However, after decades of observations and over 1 million of them cataloged, certain aspects of their formation and growth still remain unknown. Combining large amount of observational data with state-of-the-art computer simulations, we are slowly unraveling the mysteries that surround their evolution through cosmic time. In this talk, Dr. Adi Foord will discuss the effort to understand how supermassive black holes grow in and with their host galaxies, how they impact their surrounding environments in the process, and how mergers play an important role in their evolution. She will also highlight some of the unanswered questions regarding the lifecycle of these elusive engines.

This event will be offered in a hybrid format. Event URL and in-person location can be found at the bottom of the EventBrite registration confirmation email.

For more event information, please visit https://kipac.stanford.edu/discover.

Hybrid: James Webb Telescope with Michelle Nichols at Schaumburg Library



Michelle Nichols will present on the new James Webb Telescope and possibly share images from the satellite.

Michelle Nichols is Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL, and has worked at the Adler since June 1995. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. Ms. Nichols leads all of the Adler Planetarium's telescope, observatory and public sky observing initiatives and events.

You can choose to attend this program in-person or watch online on Zoom. Please indicate your preference when registering. After registering, you will receive a link to the Zoom webinar at least one hour in advance of the program. Masks optional but recommended if attending in person. If the event is full, or if you prefer, you can watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

Want to switch your attendance preference from online to in-person (or vice versa)? No problem! Just give us a call at (847)[masked] and we'll take care of that for you.

People of all abilities are welcome at our events. To request accommodations, call the Library at (847)[masked]. Find out more
about our accessibility services.

>>> POSTPONED TBD! <<< Watson Lecture - When Earth Breathed Deeply

Link visible for attendees



NOTE: This event is in the Pacific time zone. Meetup should translate time zones

Watson Lecture with Caltech Professor Claire Bucholz
About this event

Oxygen levels in the atmosphere have increased by many orders of magnitude throughout Earth’s history, profoundly affecting biologic and chemical cycles at the surface of the Earth. In this lecture, Bucholz will explore how shifts in atmospheric oxygen concentrations went even deeper, altering Earth’s inner workings.

About the Lecturer:

Claire E. Bucholz is Assistant Professor of Geology in Caltech's Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences.

About the Series:

Established in 1922, the Earnest C. Watson Lectures bring Caltech’s most innovative scientific research to the public. Named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 to 1959, the Watson Lectures spotlight a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech’s faculty is currently conducting. Through a gift from the estate of Richard C. Biedebach, the lecture series is able to highlight assistant professors' research each season.

The[masked] Watson Lectures will be presented virtually on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at caltech.edu/watson. Register online to add this event to your calendar and to receive an email reminder.

About Caltech:

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech manages JPL for NASA, sending probes to explore the planets of our solar system and quantify changes on our home planet.

Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus in Pasadena, CA. To learn more, visit caltech.edu.


Past events (795)

Science Journey: "Journey to the Center of Jupiter"

This event has passed

Photos (2,029)

Related topics