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Sip and gaze at stars during OMSI event at vineyard

Do stars sparkle more when paired with wines? Are they best observed with a bit of bubbly or a pinot? You can explore these questions when the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry partners with Anne Amie Vineyards July 22, … Continue reading

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Women in Science-Portland hosts annual networking event at OMSI

Women and allies who love science, it’s time to mix it up. Women in Science’s Portland chapter will hold its annual social and networking mixer Nov. 2 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The event will run from … Continue reading

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Science communication conference, anyone? One is coming to OMSI in January

For scientists, science students and science supporters, a critical skill to develop is the ability to talk to laypeople about scientific discoveries, research and the general workings of science. It’s no easy task to translate the complex topics of science … Continue reading

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OMSI workshop offers opportunity to hone science communication skills

Ever had to explain RNAi to public audiences? What about gravitational waves? How about clarifying what a “theory” means to a scientist (go to the last graph here)? Yep, been there, done that, but translating complex scientific information to lay … Continue reading

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Science is the focus of these Portland-area summer camp offerings 

It’s that time of year when schools are out or soon will be, weeks of vacation lie ahead, and parents are wondering how they’ll keep kids busy. For parents seeking activities of a scientific nature for their youngsters, the Portland … Continue reading

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Sharpen your science communication skills at OMSI workshop

Pop quiz! Which of the following grabs you and paints a clearer picture: 1.  Taphonomy of cervids of a Southern Oregon coast site using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction 2. Giving some deer and elk bones from an Oregon … Continue reading

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Portland Darwin Day events set to celebrate the life and work of the man who gave us evolution: Charles Darwin

People around the world this week are celebrating the birth of one of the most significant figures in human history. On Feb. 12, 1809, Charles Darwin entered the world. Fifty years later, he would publish one of the seminal works … Continue reading

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