Science-related events this week: stargazing and circumnavigation

     Adventures at sea and in space on schedule for this week in Philadelphia

    Adventures at sea and in space on schedule for this week in Philadelphia

    Few feats of our age could top the daring and excitement of Magellan’s voyage around the globe. This week the University of Pennsylvania Museum continues its “Great Voyages” series with historian Ignacio Gallup-Diaz of Bryn Mawr College on Magellan’s circumnavigation. Here’s what the Penn Museum’s website has to say:

    Dr. Gallup-Diaz examines the varied and interconnected maritime, cultural, and political factors that came together during Magellan’s circumnavigation. Sign up for a series subscription and save:

    Wednesday, Nov 6, Time: 6:00 to 7:30, Cost: If you register in advance here the cost is $2 for members and $5 for non-members. The cost goes up tp $10 if you pay at the door. For more detail, click here. .

    And if you’re a philanthropist or just in a generous mood, don’t miss this Sip of Science event this Friday evening (Nov. 8) at the Wagner Free Institute. Lots of things at the Wagner are free – but not this event. You’ll need to make a donation. The guest of honor is Franklin Institute astronomer Derrick Pitts, who has brought an appreciation of the stars to people of all ages and all neighborhoods. For more information, click here.

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