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Public Reading @ Redpath Museum : A True Story

2 Nov 2014 14:00
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By Denis Brault, M.Ed. McGill '80, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas

Written by a second century Greek writer and widely thought to be the first science fiction story, A True Story by Lucian of Samosata is about a war to rule the Morning Star by the kings of the Moon and the Sun. Some of its notable characters include dog-faced men fighting on winged acorns, cloud-centaurs and stalk-and-mushroom men. 

Public Reading @ Redpath Museum : A True Story

2 Nov 2014 14:00
to
16:00

By Denis Brault, M.Ed. McGill '80, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas

Written by a second century Greek writer and widely thought to be the first science fiction story, A True Story by Lucian of Samosata is about a war to rule the Morning Star by the kings of the Moon and the Sun. Some of its notable characters include dog-faced men fighting on winged acorns, cloud-centaurs and stalk-and-mushroom men. 

Super Science Doc @ Redpath Museum: Journey Into Amazing Caves

2 Nov 2014 15:00
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16:30

(2001). Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton and Aulenbach are extreme athletes and extreme scientists - scientists who gather their data in treacherous places where few dare to follow. In this documentary they travel to caves in Arizona, Greenland and Mexico searching for discoveries that may lead to cures for human disease.


Family Discovery Workshop: Penguins and Antarctica

9 Nov 2014 11:30
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14:30

(in English)

Chill out with Antarctic birds.

Every Sunday we provide 3 Workshop sessions for ALL ages:

11h30 – 12h30 OR 13h-14h OR 14h30-15h30

$7.00 child, FREE for parents and other family members.  All the Workshops include a hands-on craft.

redpath [dot] museum [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Reservations necessary). We cannot guarantee reservations made on the weekend.

Super Science Doc @ Redpath Museum: Encounters at the End of the World

9 Nov 2014 15:00
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(2007).  American documentary film by Werner Herzog. The film studies people and places in Antarctica.


New Nature Talk @ Redpath Museum: INTERSTELLAR

9 Nov 2014 16:00
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The Astronomy!

A SPECIAL post-release discussion of the movie INTERSTELLAR with Robert Rutledge (McGill Physics). Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaghey, this film features a team of space travelers who manage to get through a wormhole. The US/Canada Release of the film is Friday November 7th. We will host a post-viewing conversation and discussion on the astronomy of the movie.

Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: I Get To Play in Everyone's Back Yard

13 Nov 2014 06:00
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By David Wolfson (Professor, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill)

David Wolfson proclaims that he is a statistician and will begin this lecture by explaining what we statisticians do and why the quote in his talk title is so apt. He will then present some of his current research in survival analysis through a story that started with the question: "How long do people live following onset of dementia?" and with data collected as part of a major Canadian study of aging.

Freaky Friday: Microbes and Music

14 Nov 2014 17:00
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20:30

By Joaquin (Quim) Madrenas, Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology, Department of Microbiology & Immunology [Professor Madrenas’ website]. This Freaky Friday honours Dr. Madrenas TedX talk which uses music, art and history as tools to learn about Infectious Diseases. It will also explore the impact of these diseases on music, art and history. Followed by the film about the Pulitzer award winning musical RENT.

Atelier découverte: Les dinosaures du Canada

16 Nov 2014 11:30
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Les dinosaures qui habitaient le Canada il y'a 65 millions d'années seront dévoilés aujourd'hui.

Chaque dimanche nous avons TROIS sessions pour TOUS les âges: 11h30 – 12h30 OU 13h-14h OU 14h30-15h30

$7.00 /enfant, GRATUIT pour parents.  Chaque l’atelier inclut un bricolage.

Super Science Doc @ Redpath Museum: Clash of the Dinosaurs

16 Nov 2014 15:00
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16:30

Episode 1: Extreme Survivors (HD Documentary)


Family Discovery Workshop: Volcanoes

23 Nov 2014 11:30
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14:30

(in English)

Learn all about volcanoes, volcanic bombs and eruptions.

Every Sunday we provide 3 Workshop sessions for ALL ages:

11h30 – 12h30 OR 13h-14h OR 14h30-15h30

$7.00 child, FREE for parents and other family members.  All the Workshops include a hands-on craft.

redpath [dot] museum [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Reservations necessary). We cannot guarantee reservations made on the weekend.

New Nature Talk @ Redpath Museum: MINERAL DAY

23 Nov 2014 14:00
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16:00

Meet mineral 'experts', learn about the diversity and wonder of the world of minerals, and learn how to play a game of Mineral BINGO. Special mineraelogical prizes! For all ages. Bilingual. FREE. No reservation required. Bring your own minerals and rocks to be examined and identified.

This event is co-hosted with the CIM Foundation / La fondation de l'ICM. 

IMAGE: Close-up of the mineral Dawsonite, found and described by the Redpath Museum founder Sir William Dawson in the 1860s. Photo credit: Peter Tarassoff.

Super Science Doc @ Redpath Museum: The Living Planet - The building of the Earth

23 Nov 2014 15:00
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16:30

(BBC, 2009). Check the trailer here.


Atelier découverte: Momies égyptiennes et mommification

30 Nov 2014 11:30
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14:30

Déchiffrez les secrets des momies d'Egypte!

Chaque dimanche nous avons TROIS sessions pour TOUS les âges: 11h30 – 12h30 OU 13h-14h OU 14h30-15h30

$7.00 /enfant, GRATUIT pour parents.  Chaque l’atelier inclut un bricolage.

redpath [dot] museum [at] mcgill [dot] ca (RÉSERVATIONS) nécessaires. Nous ne pouvons garantir les réservations faites la fin de semaine de l'atelier lui-même. Mieux vaut réserver à l’avance: 514-398-4092.

Super Science Doc @ Redpath Museum: To the Arctic.

30 Nov 2014 15:00
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16:30

 Meryl Streep narrates this touching chronicle of a mother polar bear and her 7-month-old cubs, who band together to survive the Arctic wilderness.