The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs

October 15, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science

John Zawiskie, geologist, Cranbrook Institute of Science
Institute Geologist John Zawiskie will take the audience from Triassic rocks in the Antarctica to central Wyoming as he discusses the role he and a team of geologists from Wayne State University played in researching the early history of dinosaurs. See related item in Geologist’s Corner. Members are free.

Tickets are free for Members and $4 for non-Members.

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ups are welcome.

The Story of Big Al: Saving a Dinosaur for the Future

November 19, 2010
Cranbrook Institute of Science

The Story of Big Al: Saving a Dinosaur for the Future

November 19, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Join Brent Breithaupt, paleontologist for the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management and former Curator of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum, as he relates his experience leading the excavation of "Big Al" the most complete Allosaurus skeleton ever found. Hear how Big Al lived and died in prehistoric Wyoming, only to be dug up -- first illegally, then legally -- and what we have discovered about Allosaurus from his remains.

Breithaupt will sign his recent book The Story of Big Al: Saving a Dinosaur for the Future following the lecture.



Featuring Scientists from The Nature Conservancy

Join us for a series of Thursday evening lectures focusing on the challenges and solutions facing the Great Lakes region, from restoring degraded habitat to using technology in new ways to benefit conservation, Nature Conservancy scientists will cast a new light on topics that affect all of us who live in this unique ecosystem around the Great Lakes.

Night Sky Objects and Beyond

Grades 1-Adult

The emphasis is on all-around sky viewing. Find the Big Dipper, North Star, planets and constellations in the current sky. Observe the apparent motion of the sky. Venture into interstellar space to explore our starry home – the Milky Way Galaxy – in stunning three-dimensions! This partially live-narrated program is updated weekly to reflect the latest astronomical discoveries or topics of interest.

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