September 6:Riddick in Theaters Vin Diesel returns as everyone’s favorite sly-tongued anti-hero with built-in night vision in the third feature-length outing for the sci-fi franchise that started with 2000’s Pitch Black. RiddickMovie.com
September 8-12: High-Speed Science Ride with the American Chemical Society at its national meeting in Indianapolis as researchers investigate the science behind racecars. Fee and registration required.
September 11:Ground Zero SkyscraperAirs on PBSNOVA examines the engineering feats of the new One World Trade Center.
September 21: Epicurean Entomology At Café Insecta, part of Bugfest at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, “Ants on a Log” aren’t made with celery sticks and raisins.
September 24-29: Yosemite Face-Lift Join the National Park Service and Yosemite Climbing Association for volunteer cleanup of the grounds after a busy summer season.
September 28: The Science of Variation Where do we “draw the lines” to categorize people? Scan your skin tone at the RACE: Are We So Different?exhibit at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center and find out.
Science Festival Lineup
Can’t get enough science? We hear ya! Visit a festival in your hometown or make a vacation out of it. Here are a few fun ideas to whet your appetite:
September 7-12: British Science Festival Newcastle, United Kingdom
September 8:Celebrate Science Indiana Indianapolis
September 12-22:Ultimo Science Festival Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia
September 14:Next Big Idea Festival Los Alamos, N.M.
September 17-21:Highlights of Physics Barmen, Wuppertal, Germany
September 20-29:Flagstaff Festival of Science Flagstaff, Ariz.
September 26-29:Wisconsin Science Festival Madison, Wis.