Secret Science Club presents OCEANS OF WONDER
Marine biologist Ed DeLong
Sunday · December 10, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Bell House
This event is 21 and over
SWIM INTO THE HOLIDAYS . . . Dissolve into the ocean’s vastness and explore its multitudes of unsung, unseen life. Just a liter of water from the surface of the sea contains 10 billion microbes and as many as 20,000 species—all invisible to the human eye and unknown to science until recent decades.
BEFORE & AFTER
--Try our holiday cocktail of the night, the Ebb & Flow
--Sink into benthic grooves
--Stick around for the free-floating Q&A!
This deep-diving holiday edition of the Secret Science Club meets Sunday, December 10, 8PM @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St.
Doors open at 7:30PM. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self.https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1601185/
Shrouded in mystery . . .
Chock-full of brainiacs . . .
The Secret Science Club features:
• mind-bending lectures
• volatile experiments
• chemical libations
• star-gazing sounds
What happens to the human body when an astronaut blasts into orbit? Chris Mason wanted to know down to the molecular level. So he studied a pair of twins—one earthbound and one bound for space. In 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly spent 11 months on the International Space Station, while his identical brother Mark Kelly hung out on Earth. As part of the NASA Twins Study, Dr. Mason led the research comparing the twins’ “omics” (gene expression, transcriptome, metagenome, and more)—before and after the long spaceflight.
At the next Secret Science Club, Chris Mason discusses the results of the NASA Twins Study, as well as how future research and technologies will be used to monitor, protect, and potentially repair astronauts’ cells and bodies during, and after, long space missions—to the ISS, Mars, and beyond.
Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
A professor of oceanography at the University of Hawaii Manoa, Ed DeLong researches the ocean microbiome and its metagenomics. He is the author of over 200 scientific papers, and his fieldwork has taken him to Antarctica, the Sargasso Sea, and the Drake Passage. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, the American Academy of Microbiology, the U. S. National Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the European Molecular Biology Association. Dr. DeLong is co-director of the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE) and president-elect of the International Society for Microbial Ecology.
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215