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April 2019

Cosmic Tremors: The Quest for Colliding Black Holes

April 30,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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The 17th Annual Paul D. Bartlett, Sr. Lecture presented in association with the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Kansas City, the Princeton Alumni Association of Greater Kansas City, and the Yale Club of Kansas City. Yale astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan will trace the history of the idea of black holes and present our evolving understanding of how they form and grow.

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May 2019

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

May 1,6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
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The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man’s relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man’s destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.

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The Bombs Still Blow: Environmental Legacies of WWI

May 8,6:30 am - 8:00 pm
National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108
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In 1914, agriculture, industry and warfare formed a violent triad of destruction. While combat damage to nature was generally short-lived, major environmental changes occurred behind the battlefields. Join Tait Keller, Associate Professor of History at Rhodes College , as he explores how warfare and energy extraction coevolved during the war and explains how the intersections of armed conflict, human victimization, and environmental exploitation still affect us today.

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The Bombs Still Blow: Environmental Legacies of WWI

May 8,6:30 am - 8:00 pm
National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108
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In 1914, agriculture, industry and warfare formed a violent triad of destruction. While combat damage to nature was generally short-lived, major environmental changes occurred behind the battlefields. Join Tait Keller, Associate Professor of History at Rhodes College , as he explores how warfare and energy extraction coevolved during the war and explains how the intersections of armed conflict, human victimization, and environmental exploitation still affect us today.

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Return to the Moon and On to Mars

May 9,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo, an aerospace engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center, will discuss how recent work at NASA to develop human landers at Mars is influencing new lunar lander vehicle designs. The goal is to develop and utilize technologies that will increase sustainability and lower costs on future missions.

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