On Wednesday, New Horizons attendees can choose from an all-day field trip or an all-day multimedia workshop. Registration for both can be made through the ScienceWriters 2009 website.
Content within the CASW New Horizons section
In celebration of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, UT-Austin McDonald Observatory astronomers will host a Star Party. They will set up their telescopes and tell us what to look for as we view the Moon, planets, and deep-sky objects (weather permitting).
Every summer, more than 1 million Mexican free-tailed bats make their home in Austin under the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. Their nightly exodus is a sight to be seen. An evening field trip during this year's New Horizons in Science meeting is your chance to be up close and personal as we go to the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.
We’ll be joined by neurobiologist Dr. George Pollak, who studies how bats, such as the Mexican free-tailed bats, process sound information. His research yields insights into the way sound is analyzed by the brain and how the brain processes cues that allow animals to associate a sound with its a location of origin. Bats are ideal for his research because their auditory systems place a high premium on hearing.
For more information and to register for CASW and NASW events and field trips, visit the University of Texas New Horizons website.
45th Annual New Horizons in Science Briefing
Hosted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with the University of Washington and Washington State University
Saturday, October 20th
9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
NASW Science in Society meeting.
5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
NASW business meeting. (Open to all members.)
44th Annual Horizons in Science Briefing
Hosted by Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Tremont Plaza Hotel
Saturday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Saturday, October 28
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
RITUALS IN ANCIENT EGYPT
Betsy Bryan, Ph.D., Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and chair of the Near Eastern Studies Department, Johns Hopkins University.