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NHM FIRST FRIDAYS Connected: April

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First Fridays April 2020

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FIRST FRIDAYS Connected | Live Stream

This season’s First Fridays is connecting NHM and L.A. to you live, directly into your home. Dive into timely discussions and rock out to music right in your living room. Grab your own cocktail, put on your best home attire, turn up the volume, and get ready for an amazing Friday.

The Future Is Now

Faster than a Wi-Fi download, more powerful than an electromagnetic field, able to leap centuries in a single algorithm, the tech future is coming fast with the promise of delivering a livable future in spite of the forces arrayed against it.

Secrets from the Vault | Zoom Webinar
 

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NHM Archivist Yolanda Bustos inspecting an artifact from the archives

Science correspondent and Ologies podcast host Alie Ward joins Museum Archivist and Library Research Manager, Yolanda Bustos to talk about our collections and discover details hidden in plain sight.

 

Discussion | Zoom Webinar

FUTURE OF CROWDSOURCED SCIENCE - WITH MORIBA JAH, ANUPA ASOKAN AND LILA HIGGINS, MODERATED BY PATT MORRISON
 

As the world seems to grow smaller, the obstacles to saving it get bigger. People to the rescue! Community science – sharing pictures of strange neighborhood plants and unusual backyard insects – can help researchers amass data, and apps can direct shoppers to sustainable food and responsibly made products.

Each discussion forum will be moderated by Patt Morrison, L.A. Times journalist, author and Emmy-winning television and radio host.

 

Moriba Jah
MORIBA JAH - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Moriba Jah’s research interests are in non-gravitational astrodynamics and advanced/non-linear multi-sensor/object tracking, prediction, and information fusion. His expertise is in space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization, as well as spacecraft navigation. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder specializing in astrodynamics and statistical orbit determination. 

 
Anupa Asokan
ANUPA ASOKAN - OCEAN INITIATIVE LEAD AT XPRIZE

Anupa Asokan is a marine scientist and believes sustainable business solutions will help drive positive change for the ocean. At  XPRIZE Foundation, Anupa brings innovation to help solve the ocean’s grand challenges. Previously, Anupa was a Senior Communications Specialist for NOAA Research— sharing NOAA’s advancements in atmospheric and oceanic science. Anupa is a graduate of UCLA and the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.

 
Lila Higgins
LILA HIGGINS - SENIOR MANAGER, COMMUNITY SCIENCE AT NHM

Lila is a museum educator with 13 years of experience in museum education and community science programming.  Lila, at NHM since 2008, was a lead educator on the Museum’s newest nature-themed exhibits—the Nature Lab and Nature Gardens. She holds a bachelor’s degree in entomology from UC Riverside and a master’s degree in environmental education from California State University, San Bernardino.

 
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MODERATOR: PATT MORRISON

Patt Morrison is a Los Angeles writer and newspaper columnist who has a share of two Pulitzer Prizes. She has won six Emmys and eleven Golden Mike awards for her work hosting public television and radio programs. She also hosted the nationally syndicated television program “The Book Show with Patt Morrison,” and her seminal nonfiction book “Rio LA, Tales from the Los Angeles River” was a bestseller. Her writing appears in fiction and nonfiction anthologies. And Pink’s, the legendary Hollywood hotdog stand, named its vegetarian hotdog “The Patt Morrison Baja Veggie Dog” in her honor.

DJ Lounge | YouTube Live
 

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KCRW RESIDENT DJ: NOVENA CARMEL 

With music royalty in her blood, Novena Carmel is an eclectic and energetic Bay Area born, LA-based DJ, singer, host, and curator known to lure a crowd and turn the party out. As a DJ, her love for music shines through in her wide range of selection, big smile and dance moves. In addition to L.A residencies, Novena has played at Amoeba Records, Dublab radio and as a resident at the Stones Throw summer pool party. 

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