Museum of Science and Industry

Climate Reality: Nothing But the Truth...

May 12, 2012 |

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Lecture Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This lecture is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • May 12, 2012
  • Time:
  • 1:00 PM
  • Tickets:
  • This Inventive Genius Lecture is FREE for Household Premium and Annual Fund members, and available to other members at discounted member rates.
  • Cost:
  • Doctorate-level and giving society members: Free
    Other members:
    Adult $8, Child $4
    Nonmembers: $10 (plus general admission)
  • Register Online

Astrophysicist James Sweitzer, Ph.D., offers an up-to-the minute reality check on climate change and the conversation around it. He’ll review recent weather events worldwide and explain the basic science behind them. He'll also explore the phenomenon of climate change denial, and discuss how we can improve the future for ourselves and the environment.

Since receiving his doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Chicago, James Sweitzer has, among other roles, served as assistant director at the Adler Planetarium, created the U of C’s Center for Astronomical Research in Antarctica and launched Science Communications Consultants (SCC), a firm that consults on the building and renovation of planetariums around the world. In 2007, Jim was selected to join Al Gore’s Climate Project "cavalry." He enjoys presenting the facts on climate change from an astronomer’s perspective to audiences young and old.


Doctorate-level and giving society members: Free
Member adult: $8
Member child: $4
Nonmember: $10 (Museum general admission also required)

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    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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