Transit of Mercury - Public Talk

In anticipation of Mercury’s upcoming transit of the sun, EAPS and MIT Wallace Observatory scientists will be giving a presentation about the significance of this rare event. Mercury will pass directly in front of the sun on November 11 and will be observable through telescopes with solar filters as a small black dot crossing the face of the sun. The next transit of mercury won't be seen again until 2032!

This event is also sponsored by MIT-TESS, observe@mit, and AstroGazers.

Panel Discussion: Visibility of Time

In conjunction with the exhibition Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances, this conversation explores the relationship between Alicja Kwade’s work and principles of science and history that relate to visualizing the concept of time. How do we perceive time; what are the theories of time; what is fabricated and what is illusion? Join artist Alijca Kwade, Jimena Canales, historian of the physical sciences, and Taylor Perron, Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences at MIT in a discussion about visualizing time through both abstract and concrete terms.

MIT Climate Symposium: Summing Up: “Why Are We Waiting?"

During the 2019-20 academic year, MIT will host six symposia to examine the urgent challenge of climate change. This series will draw upon our work to date on the October 2015 MIT Plan for Action on Climate Change as we consider the current state of knowledge on key aspects of this global problem. These discussions will also provide an important opportunity for engagement among members of the MIT community, other leading researchers, industry leaders, and policy makers to explore options for facilitating the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy.

MIT Climate Symposium: MIT Initiatives and the Role of Research Universities

During the 2019-20 academic year, MIT will host six symposia to examine the urgent challenge of climate change. This series will draw upon our work to date on the October 2015 MIT Plan for Action on Climate Change as we consider the current state of knowledge on key aspects of this global problem. These discussions will also provide an important opportunity for engagement among members of the MIT community, other leading researchers, industry leaders, and policy makers to explore options for facilitating the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy.

MIT Climate Symposium: Economy-wide Deep Decarbonization - Beyond Electricity!

During the 2019-20 academic year, MIT will host six symposia to examine the urgent challenge of climate change. This series will draw upon our work to date on the October 2015 MIT Plan for Action on Climate Change as we consider the current state of knowledge on key aspects of this global problem. These discussions will also provide an important opportunity for engagement among members of the MIT community, other leading researchers, industry leaders, and policy makers to explore options for facilitating the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy.

MIT Climate Symposium: Decarbonizing the Electricity Sector

During the 2019-20 academic year, MIT will host six symposia to examine the urgent challenge of climate change. This series will draw upon our work to date on the October 2015 MIT Plan for Action on Climate Change as we consider the current state of knowledge on key aspects of this global problem. These discussions will also provide an important opportunity for engagement among members of the MIT community, other leading researchers, industry leaders, and policy makers to explore options for facilitating the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy.

MIT Climate Symposium: Challanges of Climate Policy

During the 2019-20 academic year, MIT will host six symposia to examine the urgent challenge of climate change. This series will draw upon our work to date on the October 2015 MIT Plan for Action on Climate Change as we consider the current state of knowledge on key aspects of this global problem. These discussions will also provide an important opportunity for engagement among members of the MIT community, other leading researchers, industry leaders, and policy makers to explore options for facilitating the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy.

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