C2ST achieves its mission by hosting relevant, independent, and credible public STEM programs across all scientific fields at locations throughout Chicagoland. With nine out of ten program attendees’ expectations fulfilled, our supporters agree that C2ST is accomplishing its mission of increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology.
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January 29, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Building, Northwestern University Chicago Campus
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Inclement weather has resulted in this program being canceled, stay tuned to c2st.org and sign up for our email list for further updates regarding rescheduling of the program at a later date. Refunds will be issued shortly.
What can we learn from alien worlds? We humans, with our “project of civilization,” are a kind of cosmic teenager. We have power over ourselves and the planet, but no model to follow. In his talk, Dr. Adam Frank will show how our fate can best be understood in light of the stars. Read more…
September 27, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Columbia College Chicago, Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor
Film Row Cinema, South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
The film Armageddon is fiction; it suggests that humanity was in mortal danger until heroic actions saved us. Did you know that there are people who observe and secure improved orbits for near-Earth asteroids EVERY DAY? Their efforts have eliminated the chances of an extinction-level asteroid impact with Earth over the next 100 years or so. Did the film spur action that helped achieve this incredible decrease in risk? Was this due to increased public consciousness of the risk? Read more…
December 12, 2017
2375 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, USA
Since 2012 astronomer José Francisco Salgado has been photographing the Northern Lights from Canada, Alaska, and Iceland, as part of his work communicating science through the arts. So far, his Northern Lights films set to music have been presented with orchestras in 13 cities in four countries and have reached a combined audience of 130,000 people. Read more…
August 21, 2017
Southern Illinois, and across the US
All of North America will enjoy a total eclipse of the sun on August 21, 2017. Those in the path of totality, where the moon completely covers the face of the sun and only the corona is visible, will experience a total solar eclipse–temperatures will suddenly drop, and wildlife will go eerily silent. This path of totality will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last time the Lower 48 experienced a total solar eclipse was 1979; the next one traveling coast to coast won’t be until 2045. Read more…
March 30, 2017
Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center present
Just in time for opening day!
Dr Alan Nathan spent a career doing experimental nuclear physics, where he studied the high-speed collisions of subatomic particles. Read more…