DCIS Lecture  Series 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 Lecture Series for the Delaware County Institute of Science (Media, PA) will be going virtual for the year.  As speakers are confirmed, their information will appear below, along with a link to register for the Zoom URL to participate.  If you are new to Zoom, please view the Zoom tutorials for assistance with getting set up to view a Zoom webinar.

Ahab's Rolling Sea: Tracing Our Perceptions of the Ocean through Moby-Dick -- Dr. Richard J. King



Monday, November 9, 2020
7:30PM to 8:30PM



Zoom link for registration :

Richard J. King, a visiting professor at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA, who grew up in Lower Merion, sails (virtually) into the Delaware County Institute of Science Speaker Series to tell the story of Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick. This book of popular, interdisciplinary scholarship has been lauded by both the journals Science and Nature as well as by humanities reviewers in the American Scholar and the Times Literary Supplement. For this talk, you absolutely do NOT need to have read the novel. King, an entertaining speaker, will present about how we may use Melville’s masterpiece as a benchmark to shed light on our own current knowledge of marine biology and oceanography—as well as how we perceive and steward the ocean today. Read more about the book and Rich here: https://www.richardjking.info/



Future Speakers:

December 14, 2020, 7:30PM -- [Title forthcoming], by Dr. Juliane Gross (NASA Johnson Space Center/Rutgers University)


January 11, 2021, 7:30PM -- [Speaker TBA]


February 8, 2021, 7:30PM -- What lies beneath: Exploring the hydrosphere beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, by Dr. Matthew Siegfried (Colorado School of Mines)






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