The Sciences

November Calendar

Experience an earthquake simulator, an African hybrid eclipse and kinetic art this month.

By Elisa NeckarOct 25, 2013 6:27 PM
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Clockwise from top left: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer; CERN; Ernie Mastroianni; US Geological Survey/NASA; Victor Hugo King/Library of Congress; Discovery Park of America

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November 1: More than a Museum

Experience an earthquake simulator, aquarium and 48-foot-tall human body model all in the same day at Discovery Park of America, opening today in Union City, Tenn.

November 3: African Hybrid Eclipse

During this rare eclipse, crossing from Gabon to Somalia, the sun is totally obscured when viewed from some spots but appears as a ring around the moon elsewhere.

November 9-11: Take a Hike

Our national parks go fee-free for Veterans Day weekend. 

November 13: Sight (CERN) Seeing

In London? Check out the Science Museum’s new Large Hadron Collider exhibit, featuring a CERN lab replica and life-size projections of scientists as tour guides.

November 15: America Recycles Day

Reduce, reuse or recycle anything from paper, bottles and cans to eyeglasses, crayons and Christmas trees at collection drives throughout the country. 

November 20: Science Double Feature

Back-to-back PBS premieres — “At the Edge of Space,” exploring the Earth/space boundary, and “Asteroids: Doomsday or Payday?” — make it a good night to stay in! 

November 21: Art in Motion

Engines, gears and conveyor belts take center stage in the MIT Museum’s “5000 Moving Parts” kinetic art exhibit. 

November 21: Everyone Loves a Quitter Help stub out the biggest cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S. by celebrating the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout

November 22: 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

Half a century before Twitter and Tumblr, Abraham Zapruder turned iReporter when he captured and shared 8mm-film footage of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

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