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Central Colorado Humanists: Sunday Science Program
May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
On the first Sunday of every month, join the Central Colorado Humanists for Sunday Science.
About the Event
Come join the Central Colorado Humanists as they feature their own CCH members and friends in a variety of science-oriented talks and discussions. Sunday Science covers topics in all areas of science, hard and soft, from psychology to climate change, plant ecology to NASA space missions. It is also a great opportunity to meet fellow Humanists, make new friends, and learn about new ideas. All are welcome!
Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. A question and answer period will follow the talk. Light refreshments will be available, and you are invited to bring a plate of goodies to share. And, in the interest of our environment, please consider carpooling and bringing your own reusable coffee mug or beverage container.
Doors will open at 9:30am so participants can have refreshments and be seated when the program begins promptly at 10am. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Please join us!
This Month: Intro to Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth
For the May Sunday Science program, Steve Kottmeier, PhD, will present an overview of the continent at the bottom of our world: Antarctica.
Although hypothesized as a southern “land mass” by the ancient Greeks, Antarctica was the last continent discovered in the 1800s. Steve Kottmeier will introduce you to Antarctica through the U.S. Antarctic Program (https://www.usap.gov/), administered by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). He’ll review some cool research being conducted by USAP/NSF scientists.
Steve Kottmeier, PhD, first worked as a USAP/NSF research scientist and then supported USAP/NSF scientific research in Antarctica for over 30 years. He obtained his BS degree in Biological Science from Colorado State University and PhD degree in Biology from the University of Southern California. Steve retired from the USAP in 2012 as the Director, Science Support, for Raytheon Polar Services.
The Central Colorado Humanists promote Humanism, a rational philosophy, informed by science, guided by reason, inspired by nature and art, and motivated by compassion.
CCH affirms the dignity of each human being and support the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. They advocate the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.