David P. Mindell Talk

Feb. 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

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Dr. David Mindell

7:30 pm: Talk by Dr. David Mindell (National Science Foundation), “Evolution in Everyday Life”. Did you know that we share big chunks of our DNA with fish, flies, and plants? Come to this talk by world-famous evolutionary biologist, David Mindel, to find out how all creatures on Earth are related! Discover how evolutionary biology helps us understand human and environmental health.

David P. Mindell is an evolutionary biologist with research interests in the evolution of birds and genomes. He is currently Program Director in the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, and formerly served as Dean of Science and Curator at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of The Evolving World.

Program duration: 1 hour, with questions; suitable for older children and adults.

For more information, see February 2015 Friends of the Planetarium Programming: LIFE!

Doors open: 7 p.m. Show begins: 7:30 p.m.

Our capacity is 58 seats. We set aside 20 seats to accommodate those who arrive without a reservation, so if the show is sold out you can still try to attend by arriving close to 7 p.m. However, although we will do whatever we can to seat all comers, there is no guarantee of admission without a reservation.