Science Sunday Programs Explore Earth and Sky
at the Hudson River Museum
A new series of programs — Science Sundays — at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, focuses on astronomy and environmental science. In 2009 through 2010, astronomers, science writers, a geophysicist, and an artist-inventor will present the newest developments that enable us to understand our universe. The programs, free with Museum admission, take place one Sunday a month at 2:30 pm, and its topics are geared to a variety of age groups. Science Sundays are made possible by a gift from Domino Sugar.
Sunday, December 27 2:30 pm
Science Sundays: 9 Billion People + 1 Planet
Andrew Revkin, one of the most influential and respected reporters on the environment, will follow his return from the Copenhagen climate change summit this week with an appearance at the Hudson River Museum on Sunday, December 27 at 2:30 pm. In the program 9 Billion People + 1 Planet, he will discuss the choices we must make to supply the earth’s growing population with resources they need to survive and prosper. The program is suitable for adults and youth 10 and up.
Spikes in Earth’s population and its appetite for resources have been sustained, so far, by technology and fossil fuels. It is clear, however, that the road toward a stable and prosperous human population later this century can be made smooth or rocky, depending on choices we make today .
Andrew Revkin has spent nearly a quarter century covering subjects from Hurricane Katrina to the Asian tsunami, from the troubled relationship of science and politics to climate change at the North Pole. Soon to leave the New York Times, where he has been reporting on the environment since 1995, he will teach at Pace University. While at the Times, he became the first reporter to file stories and photos from the sea ice around the North Pole, and in 2005 he spearheaded a three-part Times series and a one-hour documentary on the transforming Arctic.
Mr. Revkin also served as a senior editor at Discover Magazine, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and a senior writer at Science Digest. A Hudson Valley resident, Andrew Revkin is, in spare moments, a performing songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who often accompanies environmentalist singer Pete Seeger at regional shows.
The largest cultural institution in Westchester County, the Hudson River Museum is a multi-disciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, and seeks to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. It engages in the presentation of exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.