Science in the Second City

CHICAGO— The Chicago Council on Science and Technology is pleased to present the 2nd annual Science in the Second City at the Adler Planetarium and Astrology Museum, 1300 S. Lakeshore Dr., on Thursday, June 14, 2012, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Hosted by Emmy-Award winning Fox News Meteorologist Tammie Souza, this event will provide an opportunity for more than 300 of Chicago’s business, philanthropic and community leaders to come together in support of science and technology in our community.  The evening will feature a short scientific presentation, “Discovering Alien Worlds,” given by astrophysicists Edward “Rocky” Kolb, and his colleague at the University of Chicago, Jacob Bean. In addition, the evening will feature a silent auction, entertainment, cocktails and an elegant seated dinner.

Guests will also be able to bid on fantastic silent auction items, such as a cruise to the Caribbean, a destination golf trip, two round-trip airline tickets anywhere in the continental US, a one-year membership to the East Bank Club, and behind-the-scenes tours of Argonne National Lab, Fermilab and the Shedd Aquarium. For sports fans, there will be the opportunity to bid on four United Scout Seat-level White Sox tickets, four 100-level tickets to a Chicago Bulls game with Ketel One Club access, or four tickets on the glass to a Chicago Blackhawks game, which also includes Ketel One Club access.

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology relies on its active supporters who have chosen to support the organization based on the concerted effort to enhance the science and technology dialogue in Chicago.  Science in the Second City providesan opportunity to recognize and give visibility to its patrons, while celebrating a night of science and technology.

Tickets for the event start at $250 per seat.  Tables for ten people can be purchased for $5,000. Tickets can be purchased online at www.c2st.org/science-in-the-second-city

About Chicago Council on Science and Technology Established in 2006, the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) seeks to be the preeminent regional consortium for science- and technology-related education and policy and a prominent voice nationally. Through its public programs, C2ST brings together Chicago’s scientific leaders – academic, corporate, government, museums, universities and national laboratories – to provide a forum for the discussion of current issues of scientific interest. For more information, visit www.c2st.org.