Hot December Science Calendar in Discover Magazine

Discover Magazine

December 1, 2012 - Waukesha, WI

December 1 You Won’t Believe Your Eyes: Experience reality-warping optical illusions at the Evansville Museum. This exhibit includes paradoxical 3-D images and anamorphic distortions (check out those reflective cylinders revealing . . . you’ll have to see for yourself).

December 2 Opposition of Jupiter: Best night of the year to observe the solar system’s largest planet, which remains visible for nearly 15 hours in the Northern Hemisphere.

December 10 Science on Tap: Gather with other science enthusiasts at a monthly science café, hosted by Philadelphia’s top scholarly institutions. This month: the inside scoop on antidepressants.

December 12 Birthday of Wireless: On this day in 1901, Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi sent the first transatlantic radio signal across the 2,100 miles separating England and Newfoundland.

December 14 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Peter Jackson pushed technology by filming J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterpiece at 48 frames per second, double the standard. Opens today, with limited release of the high-frame-rate version.

December 17 Wright Brothers DayCelebrate the world’s first successful powered flight: In 1903, Flyer l flew 120 feet, staying aloft for 12 seconds.

December 20 Plastics Unwrapped: From bulletproof vests to global pollution, Seattle’s newest science exhibit reexamines our relationship with the defining material of the modern age.

December 21 The Impossible: Set amid one of the worst natural disasters in history, this film focuses on a family’s struggle to survive the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

December 28 Family Friday NightTake advantage of extended hours and reduced admission at the Center of Science and Industry’s 11 major exhibitions in Columbus, Ohio.

December 31 The Science of Champagne: From bubbles that reestablish equilibrium to the unique second fermentation inside the bottle, learn the chemistry behind New Year’s most popular drink.

Link to Discover Magazine.

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