Astronomy Night Café: Edge of the Universe
Fri, Apr 26
Happy Hour pricing available for event attendees
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No reservation required
1210 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
SpeakersPaul HalpernPaul Halpern is Professor of Physics at the University of the Sciences and an acclaimed science writer. The author of 13 popular science books, he is the recipient of a Fulbright Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Athenaeum Literary Award. Library Journal named his most recent book, Collider, its physics selection for the best science books of 2009. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including The Simpsons 20th anniversary special.
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PartnersThe Franklin InstituteThe Franklin InstituteIn 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.University of the SciencesUniversity of the SciencesUniversity of the Sciences offers students a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in science and healthcare-related fields. A private, coeducational institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the sciences and healthcare marketplace since its founding in 1821. The 3,000 students in USciences’ five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving science and healthcare in their communities and in the lives of people worldwide in such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy.