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Living Light: The Art and Science of Bioluminescence

Lecture
Jul
31
Living Light: The Art and Science of Bioluminescence
Date & Time:Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Location:Harvard campus: Science Center Hall B, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, 6pm

 

An evening of intellect and performance at Harvard University to highlight the beauty and importance of bioluminescence and address the critical need for ocean conservation.

Featuring:

Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic;

Woody Hastings, Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University;

performance of Aqua Borealis by The Kristin McArdle Dance Company

6PM- Free and open to the public  ($5 - $10 suggested donation).  Seating is general admission on a first-arrival basis. Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Parking Garage. 

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Presentations:

Science: Prof. J. Woodland Hastings, a pioneer researcher in the world of bioluminescence and circadian biology, looks at how marine organisms like dinoflagellates, jellies, and bacteria produce biological light.

Art: KMD performs Aqua Borealis, a dance of traveling biolumes, rainbowed sculpture and liquid-light, inspired by deep-sea exploration and marine organisms that use light and movement to communicate in the ocean.

Passion: Dr. Sylvia Earle has led more than 60 ocean expeditions worldwide culminating in over 7,000 hours underwater. Named by Time Magazine as the first “Hero for the Planet," she received a TED award in 2009 and launched the Mission Blue Foundation, which aims to establish marine protected areas around the globe.

Living Light is co-sponsored by The Harvard Summer School, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Pleiades Network, W2O, and the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School.