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Darwin Bicentennial Festivities

Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 04:39 PM

Around the world, millions are celebrating Charles Darwin's 200th birthday.

Radio Lab brings you the highlights:

 

New Haven: Yale's Peabody Museum is having birthday cake (and a letter from Darwin to once-Yale professor O.C. Marsh).
If you can't make it this afternoon, the Yale Center for British Art's new exhibition, Endless Forms: Charles Darwin Natural Science and the Visual Arts, is in New Haven through May 3.

Cambridge: Harvard University's dining halls will be serving cake tonight, a non-stop read-a-thon of Origin of Species continues until 7pm (and History of Science Professor Janet Brown will deliver a public lecture on Darwin at 200).

The Twin Cities: The Bell Museum has a Darwin Day opening event tonight with top university biologists.

On the West Coast: the San Francisco Botanical Garden will be holding a watercolor exhibition and birthday party tonight, the Exploratorium will be hosting a conversation with Dr. Thomas Lewis: Explore Amour: Tracing the Origins of Love and the University of Washington's Burke museum celebrates this evening with a Birthday Bash.

But that's not all! Find a Darwin Day event near you, from Calgary to Melbourne.

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Comments [2]

Jessica Mijnssen

I love Darwin's list of pros and cons for marriage. Truth be told, I love Radiolab and must warn everybody, that probably means that it will soon be cancelled. Whenever my sister in America recommends a podcast to me in Switzerland, the radio show is not long for this world :(
Until this curse fulfills itself, I enjoy listening to this podcast

Feb. 28 2009 08:15 AM
Don Duggan-Haas

Check out the happenings at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca:
http://www.museumoftheearth.org/
and Ithaca's Darwin Days:
http://ithacadarwindays.org/

Feb. 12 2009 11:08 PM

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