Hot December Science Calendar in 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 Day: Celebrate 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 Night: Take 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.
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